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A picture of the car before we started, very nice complete straight car.
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those bumpers seem to fit pretty well. who made them? were they from dave at TRE? mine are getting beat up and would like to find a quality replacement.
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those bumpers seem to fit pretty well. who made them? were they from dave at TRE? mine are getting beat up and would like to find a quality replacement.
Originally they were from Patrick Motorsport, at almost 1k each. We had to extensively rework them and used them for plugs to make molds and had our own pieces made
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Holy smokes^^^ spend all that money and still have to invest all that labour to make them work. Thats crazy, isn't there any suppliers who mae a part that fits? Seems like fiberglass parts that fit would probably sell very well.
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Originally they were from Patrick Motorsport, at almost 1k each. We had to extensively rework them and used them for plugs to make molds and had our own pieces made
Pardon my ignorance, but after reshaping and fitting the Patrick Motorsport bumpers, what then is the advantage to use them as a plug to make entirely new pieces? Aren't they already good to go and structurally as good as a single new pop?

Don't get me wrong, it's totally trick and nice attention to detail, but I'd like to know the underlying reasons. Fantastic build and absolutely loved the signal orange build.
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Pardon my ignorance, but after reshaping and fitting the Patrick Motorsport bumpers, what then is the advantage to use them as a plug to make entirely new pieces? Aren't they already good to go and structurally as good as a single new pop?

Don't get me wrong, it's totally trick and nice attention to detail, but I'd like to know the underlying reasons. Fantastic build and absolutely loved the signal orange build.
For what it's worth I have ordered several bumpers and other body pieces from PMS, they have had very good structure quality but needed work to fit perfectly. I do not believe they make them inhouse like some other parts they sell and I think they are sourced from supplier but I could be wrong. I have never in my life fit any body pieces that didn't need some work on fitment, especially all the composite and fiberglass pieces available for our cars regardless of company it came from. Obviously different quality still exists with the thickness and structure of the actual bumpers themselves but again unless someone can show me different I've never fit a set of RS/RSR bumpers that were "perfect" fit out of box.
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For what it's worth I have ordered several bumpers and other body pieces from PMS, they have had very good structure quality but needed work to fit perfectly. I do not believe they make them inhouse like some other parts they sell and I think they are sourced from supplier but I could be wrong. I have never in my life fit any body pieces that didn't need some work on fitment, especially all the composite and fiberglass pieces available for our cars regardless of company it came from. Obviously different quality still exists with the thickness and structure of the actual bumpers themselves but again unless someone can show me different I've never fit a set of RS/RSR bumpers that were "perfect" fit out of box.

Yeah for sure. Glass parts need fitting. I was just wondering why he fit them, then made all new ones from the original. My guess is that he wanted to prevent ghosting through the paint where he cut the originals.
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Pardon my ignorance, but after reshaping and fitting the Patrick Motorsport bumpers, what then is the advantage to use them as a plug to make entirely new pieces? Aren't they already good to go and structurally as good as a single new pop?

Don't get me wrong, it's totally trick and nice attention to detail, but I'd like to know the underlying reasons. Fantastic build and absolutely loved the signal orange build.
It's nice to have the ability to make more bumpers for future builds or crash repairs. Another bonus is that the new bumpers will be made of composites only and are light weight. It's better than having a heavy bumper that's been modified and coated in bondo.
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Pardon my ignorance, but after reshaping and fitting the Patrick Motorsport bumpers, what then is the advantage to use them as a plug to make entirely new pieces? Aren't they already good to go and structurally as good as a single new pop?

Don't get me wrong, it's totally trick and nice attention to detail, but I'd like to know the underlying reasons. Fantastic build and absolutely loved the signal orange build.
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For what it's worth I have ordered several bumpers and other body pieces from PMS, they have had very good structure quality but needed work to fit perfectly. I do not believe they make them inhouse like some other parts they sell and I think they are sourced from supplier but I could be wrong. I have never in my life fit any body pieces that didn't need some work on fitment, especially all the composite and fiberglass pieces available for our cars regardless of company it came from. Obviously different quality still exists with the thickness and structure of the actual bumpers themselves but again unless someone can show me different I've never fit a set of RS/RSR bumpers that were "perfect" fit out of box.
True all FG pieces I have used needed to be fit. This particular piece was quite heavy but more than that it seemed to not fit very well, possibly pulled from the mold early and started shrinking. We are curing our pieces in an oven before we pull it from the mold hopefully keep shrinkage to zero.
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Does FabSpeed offer a single outlet package for those who don't want to cut their rear valance to accommodate a 2nd tail pipe?
I have the same kit on my 3.2 Carrera. They gave me 2 outlets and a cap for the passenger side. With 2 outlets the car drones BAD at cruise, but sounds wonderful at idle and up high. With 1 outlet there is no drone, the idle is not stock, but it pretty tame, and up high it sounds like an older cup car (love it under bridges and in tunnels).
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Chris by chance any pics of the cap. I have a Billy Boat Exhaust that I'd like to do the same.
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It has been a while since this has gotten an update, but the front suspension is going together, nice parts from Clint @ Home and Ira @ http://tarett.com! most of the rest of the parts are collected and reassembly will start soon.








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