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    Carbon Fiber Radiator Cover (Again)

    Hey, folks...

    Some of y'all may have seen the carbon fiber radiator covers that a few of us have. These were produced on a limited basis a few years ago and have been unavailable since then. Occasionally I get requests for ordering info and availablility on these pieces.

    Since I've been working with a local fiberglass & carbon fiber manufacturing facility with my hood project, I thought I would try and get the mold from the original maker and have my local shop make them. I guess the inquiry into the mold availablility stirred the interest of the original maker, so they are offering to make them again instead of selling the mold. They will be priced at $269 each.

    Anybody interested contact Amy at DG MotorSports, 760-433-7413.
    Thanks to Darrin @ BC Automotive:
    $1800 and it was worse than when he started!

    Brian (FordNut) FPG # 1458 of 7838
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    I recall some folks having quality issues w/ the previous run(s).

    Have these bugs been worked out?

    KillJoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillJoy View Post
    I recall some folks having quality issues w/ the previous run(s).

    Have these bugs been worked out?

    KillJoy

    ^^^^^What he said^^^^^

    If so, I guess Ill be looking into it.

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    Just passing on the info.

    I had no problems with the one I got in the original production run.
    Thanks to Darrin @ BC Automotive:
    $1800 and it was worse than when he started!

    Brian (FordNut) FPG # 1458 of 7838
    03 MM 300A (Lotsa mods, 130k mi) was 303rwhp/318rwtq N/A
    then 476/410 D1SC ProCharged on stock block
    then 660/555 D1SC PC on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    then 365/369 N/A on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    Now 751/617 3.4L Whipple on 5.3 Boss5.0 iron big bore stroker

    03 MM 300B Silver (Mostly stock, originally wife's car, 370k mi) FPG # 7053 of 7838 or 49 of 417 SB
    03 MM 300B Silver, Stock, wife's next one, 136k mi FPG # 7134 of 7838 or 89 of 417 SB
    04 MM Silver, Stock, on standby 85k mi, FPG # 1212 of 3214 or 432 of 997 SB
    01 F150 longbed
    01 F150 shortbed
    00 F150 4x4 stepside
    01 F150 4x4 7700
    68 Stang FB (70 351C 4V, 4 wheel discs, project car)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FordNut View Post
    Just passing on the info.

    I had no problems with the one I got in the original production run.

    ...but others have.

    I appreciate the heads up, but if the quality is going to be hit-or-miss, I will have to pass.

    If it is going to be spot on....I VERY interested!!

    KillJoy

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    Not to Hijack this thread...but would DG be interested in manufacturing a few other CF items???

    I've got the last original CF radiator cover that was shipped along with a CF intake tube.
    They look AWESOME and I'm interested in some other CF goodies...

    Joe
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    Thnxs Brian for passing along this info...Im in all the way...call them tommorrow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Walsh View Post
    Not to Hijack this thread...but would DG be interested in manufacturing a few other CF items???

    I've got the last original CF radiator cover that was shipped along with a CF intake tube.
    They look AWESOME and I'm interested in some other CF goodies...

    Joe
    Are you thinking things like a fuse box cover and vacuum canister cover?

    I may be able to get my local guys to do those, if we can get enough interest to pay for having the molds made.

    That would match my CF radiator cover and intake tube too, make for a really nice engine compartment treatment.
    Thanks to Darrin @ BC Automotive:
    $1800 and it was worse than when he started!

    Brian (FordNut) FPG # 1458 of 7838
    03 MM 300A (Lotsa mods, 130k mi) was 303rwhp/318rwtq N/A
    then 476/410 D1SC ProCharged on stock block
    then 660/555 D1SC PC on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    then 365/369 N/A on 5.3 wet sleeved Teksid alum big bore stroker
    Now 751/617 3.4L Whipple on 5.3 Boss5.0 iron big bore stroker

    03 MM 300B Silver (Mostly stock, originally wife's car, 370k mi) FPG # 7053 of 7838 or 49 of 417 SB
    03 MM 300B Silver, Stock, wife's next one, 136k mi FPG # 7134 of 7838 or 89 of 417 SB
    04 MM Silver, Stock, on standby 85k mi, FPG # 1212 of 3214 or 432 of 997 SB
    01 F150 longbed
    01 F150 shortbed
    00 F150 4x4 stepside
    01 F150 4x4 7700
    68 Stang FB (70 351C 4V, 4 wheel discs, project car)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FordNut View Post
    Are you thinking things like a fuse box cover and vacuum canister cover?

    I may be able to get my local guys to do those, if we can get enough interest to pay for having the molds made.

    That would match my CF radiator cover and intake tube too, make for a really nice engine compartment treatment.
    EXACTLY!

    The CF part wouldn't even need to replace the OEM black plastic lids...just cover the top and the sides of OEM lid like a cap.

    I'm also looking at the black plastic OEM throttle linkage cover...
    2020 Ford Ranger STX DFI Turbo 2.3L 10 speed Auto
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI Twin Turbo 2.7L V6 6 speed Auto (14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat)
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual (525 HP 363 Dart block/AFR heads with Magnum 6 speed in the works)
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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