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  1. #1
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    Bubble top hardtop for sale

    Will suit a DAX cobra

    Any trial fit welcome if you are near Lanark.










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    £425 red gelcoat










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    Whats the laminate and resin used please? Vacced? thanks.

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    wll it fit a Sumo??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughw View Post
    Whats the laminate and resin used please? Vacced? thanks.
    Allscot Plastics Ltd in Glasgow supplied the materials.

    Vacced?.....you tell me Hugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by drammyboy View Post
    Allscot Plastics Ltd in Glasgow supplied the materials.

    Vacced?.....you tell me Hugh
    think he means was it vac formed....like the carbon fibre boys.
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    Resins are polyester/vinyl ester/epoxy with epoxy the best properties and can end up with the best overall strength to weight, particularly if the laminates are vacuum bagged to remove excess resin and consolidate the laminates. Typically that can take more than a third of the resin out over a simple hand layup and end up with a far more resilient finished article and less likely to have stress cracks down the line. Glass is fine for this sort of job, you'd use carbon to really keep the weight down but at a cost, glass/epoxy would be pretty good and cost effective when vacced. polyester resins are most prone to stress cracks, v/e half way between and nice resins to use. Hence the question!

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    ££££ vacuum bagging
    VS
    ££ hand layup

    Is there any Cobra bodyshells that are vacuum bagged here in the UK ?

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    Never known any complete Cobra bodies made glass fibre using vacuum. All are hand laid using gel and fibre laid in the U.K. As its a large complete one body piece using carbon fibre would be costly. AC did produce a carbon body Cobra called the CRS.

    Nice to see carbon fibre using vacuum bagging is available to make small parts as a DIY.

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    I don't think anyone needs to be bothered with vacuuming personally.
    If these cars were being raced, that might be another matter, perhaps.
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    Huddart FE428 + toploader

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