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Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 03:43 PM
So after a bit of interest in these, here you go:

Carbon or FRP bonnets for BA Astina. These are OEM replicas - the look as per standard bonnets - no extra vents etc. Wet carbon. Uses a standard latch to attach it.

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img287.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/1/3/2/7/k_parts622-img600x450-1210220142dsc02535.jpg http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img237.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/1/3/2/7/k_parts622-img600x450-12319005497nznjk8241.jpg

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img287.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/1/3/2/7/k_parts622-img600x450-1210220160dsc02588.jpg http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img237.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/1/3/2/7/k_parts622-img600x450-1231900549q08bli8241.jpg

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img237.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/1/3/2/7/k_parts622-img600x450-1231900549l3dgt18241.jpg

Options:
- Carbon, with carbon weave visible, underside is black FRP. 6kg
- Carbon in black gel coat finish, underside is black FRP. 6kg
- Fibreglass/FRP in black gel coat finish. 7kg

Extras:
- Windscreen washer holes are 2000/$25 extra.
- Clear coating is 22000/$270 extra

Standard bonnet is ~15kg to give you an idea of the weight saving.
Not to be used with aftermarket gas strut kits.

Also available in Carbon or FRP:
- Eunos 30X/AZ-3/Presso - http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u40346993
- FD RX-7 --> http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b134452232
- RX-8 - http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m96459680

Pricing before bulk order, based on one bonnet for Hatch:
Carbon: $1155
Black carbon: $876
FRP: $705

Pricing before bulk order, based on one bonnet for Hardtop:
Carbon: $1138
Black carbon: $876
FRP: $705

Approximate pricing if 'X' Carbon-finish Hatch bonnets were ordered:
5 bonnets = $942 each.
10 = $895 each.
The space in a container to get them here goes up so they're not proportionally cheaper, but still a decent saving.

The above prices at least give you an idea. Final cost would depend on what types for what car were ordered, but would be around that price.

100% of cost would need to paid before the order is done, as i'm not carrying the baby for this much! But you'd have a while before everyone was ready, i'd say. Australia-only, too.

So, who's interested, and in what type are you after?.

Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Also, if i'm ordering 5+ bonnets, i should be able to work a further discount from the manufacturer, but once i've got an idea of numbers then i can talk to them

project.r.racing
12-09-2012, 04:32 PM
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We'd probably need to be somewhat quicker than the old Cusco GB, otherwise we'd hit November, and then no one will be keen until Feburary.

Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 04:37 PM
We'd probably need to be somewhat quicker than the old Cusco GB, otherwise we'd hit November, and then no one will be keen until Feburary.

Agreed - I'd need 100% deposits paid by the end of November at the latest, and probably more than 5 orders to bother with this.

BTW, what type are you after?


edit: added:

Copy paste and add to this list, peoples:
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smurfy
12-09-2012, 04:40 PM
do they do bj bonnets... ? :( aha

project.r.racing
12-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Agreed - I'd need 100% deposits paid by the end of November at the latest, and probably more than 5 orders to bother with this.

BTW, what type are you after?I hadn't decided on what type I'd be after. $450 is alot of 1kg less. Was just gonna go with 'Want one', and decide on type when payment is required.

Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 04:52 PM
do they do bj bonnets... ? :( aha

Nope, sorry. They do do custom work/one offs, but that's a whole headache i have absolutely zero interest in chasing.

I hadn't decided on what type I'd be after. $450 is alot of 1kg less. Was just gonna go with 'Want one', and decide on type when payment is required.

Fair enough.

mattylagana
12-09-2012, 06:16 PM
I thought there would be a bigger saving then that...

And they don't come clear coated for $890 dollars

Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 06:20 PM
I thought there would be a bigger saving then that...

And they don't come clear coated for $890 dollars

A $260 discount is pretty good, i thought :rolleyes:

As i said, it may be more once i contact them and i have a better idea of quantity.

You might want to go and price up CF bonnets for other cars...and then realise that the market demand for Astina ones is pretty small compared to something like a Nissan Silvia...

SLY 323
12-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Ive got too many projects going on to get the money together by November. February and Id be in no worries.

mattylagana
12-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Why not drop one project an jump on board ?

Mad Mat
12-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Hey can we get them with vents??? I would love to keep engine bay temps down with the new setup that's all..

Rupewrecht
12-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Hey can we get them with vents??? I would love to keep engine bay temps down with the new setup that's all..

No, you're better off with something custom. Too many variables if it's being made in another country.

project.r.racing
13-09-2012, 07:34 AM
Or you can add vents after it arrives in your posession.

Mad Mat
13-09-2012, 07:47 AM
Or you can add vents after it arrives in your posession.

would that be hard to do with carbon fibre???

Clean_Cookie
13-09-2012, 08:06 AM
Not for a decent shop. Personally I think you'd be better off with a frp one to do the vents as when they're added in you'll have to respray it anyway!

rodhog
13-09-2012, 09:33 PM
I know they won't have my mazdas
but mainly because I want to know - JZS160 chassis - Aristo ?
Just out of couriosity because of the cost if you can you might want to spread the group buy to others if it still applies

Rupewrecht
13-09-2012, 10:25 PM
I know they won't have my mazdas
but mainly because I want to know - JZS160 chassis - Aristo ?
Just out of couriosity because of the cost if you can you might want to spread the group buy to others if it still applies

No luck with a bonnet, though they do make carbon and FRP dash covers!
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n96373061


Their full range: http://openuser.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/user/k_parts622?alocale=0jp&mode=1&apg=1

himynameisbunny
13-09-2012, 10:34 PM
What's the legality regarding these? From my limited knowledge I believe FRP with a carbon skin is okay, but it's still not going to be legal without ADR approval is it?

Not that I care too much for that kind of stuff, but with a big ticket item such as a CF bonnet you'd wanna show it off without drawing the wrong attention.

Rupewrecht
13-09-2012, 10:37 PM
What's the legality regarding these? From my limited knowledge I believe FRP with a carbon skin is okay, but it's still not going to be legal without ADR approval is it?

Generally FRP and CF are a no-no, but from memory some brands can be engineered. As to these ones? No idea.

rodhog
14-09-2012, 12:02 AM
Actually - from what I was told recently by a person who had his mustang engineer with FRP front and add ons etc. It does also matter how OLD the car is. HE said basicly anything post like 1989 forget it. Because according to the ADR update of that year they added some sort of pedestrian crap.

But I do know or remember they didn't change the sharp objects laws - like no fishing rod holders on bull bars and no sharped external mirrors for towing etc and all that. Untill like 1995.

as far as I remember 1989 was 3rd stop light and euro indicator repositioning or what was euro lighting standards minimal code - which we only changed Side lights to max 7watt min 5watt - which as most know now is kind of redundant. But that was done to help local car makers

rodhog
14-09-2012, 12:15 AM
can still get DR30 stuff - unbelieveable

Rupewrecht
16-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Ok, this is clearly not going to happen as a GB.

However, I'm ordering two (possibly three) as of Monday.

If you want in, now is the time - and the only time - i will be doing this.

Prices as per the first post haven't changed (surprisingly!)

Cosmo Dude
18-11-2012, 07:15 PM
Come on peops... save yourself (and me) a few bucks on this fabulous product.
You know you want to ;)

Rupewrecht
18-11-2012, 07:24 PM
What he said.

To give you an idea, an order of three would mean a $705 Hatch FRP bonnet becomes $620.

Finding someone to make would here would easily be double.

Cosmo Dude
18-11-2012, 08:00 PM
That's two.... count 'em TWO cases of beer you could buy with the savings or almost one of those shoes the missus has been badgering you about.

Rupewrecht
19-11-2012, 08:47 PM
...and closed.

If someone wants one if the future i can always get them, but it wont be for the GB price, just FYI