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Thread: DeLorean Roadster Convertible - Sketch to Stainless (photos)

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    @Farrar_at_Large Farrar's Avatar
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    Hi, Rich.

    What thickness of carbon fibre cloth are you using and how many layers? Do you believe this will make the interior quieter as a side-effect?

    Thanks,
    Farrar
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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Hi Farrar,

    I will need to check my latest receipt (pretty sure it is listed on there),
    but if not, I can check with the fabrication shop, to verify.

    I know it is a fairly heavy cloth vs. most carbon fiber, and with all B.S.
    aside, both the shop and myself decided to go with this particular cloth
    since it was "left over" stock from another job (and thus cost way less)
    and as with my other projects, this will be a little over-built for the use.

    Most of the areas have a single layer added and there are areas of the
    floor that do not have an additional carbon fiber layer, so I doubt there
    will be sigificant sound dampening other than the fact that there are
    now smaller floor areas, in sections, without added reinforcement layers.

    While I think a standard DeLorean could benefit from extra fiberglass on
    the entire "thin" floor area, this project is a Roadster which will spend
    most of its drive time with the top down (or hardtop off), so trapped
    sound in the passenger compartment will not be too much of an issue.

    Thanks,
    Rich W.

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    Michael McElhattan DMCTek's Avatar
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    Hey Rich,
    Always nice to see you making progress on your customs! This is one of your creations I have yet to see in person. DCS 2012 or bust!
    Lead Technician
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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Hi Mike,

    Sorry for the delayed reply. My uncle passed away over the holidays
    after two years with Stage 4 cancer, so I took a little break from the
    forum, to spend a little more time with the family.

    With things getting a little more back to normal this week, I plan to
    bring the Roadster by the DMCMW shop sometime soon, with weather
    permitting, to have you and/or Dave do some fuel system work.

    So, you should be able to get a preview well before DCS 2012 and well
    before I get the new rear deck and rear wing finished...even before any
    primer and paint. Just try not to get any greasy finger prints on it (lol).

    Later,
    Rich W.

    Note: May add one or more photos, later this week.
    Last edited by Rich W; 01-03-2012 at 01:16 PM. Reason: added note

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    @Farrar_at_Large Farrar's Avatar
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    My condolences to you and your family, Rich. I hope he went well.

    Farrar
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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Thanks Farrar. Time does seem to make things easier to handle.

    Since it hit 55 degrees in Chicago today (very rare on January 6th)
    I thought I should try to at least post a new photo of the Roadster.

    Dusty-Roadster.jpg

    This was right after I pulled it out of the fiberglass fabrication shop
    and put it on one of my single place flat-bed open trailers. Dusty!!

    Need to drop it off at the paint shop soon, to get the fabrication
    work "cleaned up", primed and painted, hopefully before Spring.

    Later,
    Rich W.

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    Michael McElhattan DMCTek's Avatar
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    Hi Rich,
    Sorry to hear about your Uncle.
    Just give us a call when you'd like to come in.
    Lead Technician
    DMC Midwest

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    More Rear Deck and Rear Wing Photos

    Well, most certainly a lot has happened in the past six months, and in that time, the DeLorean Roadster project has been idle.

    However, with the last triple digit temp hopefully behind me, for a while (102 degrees yesterday), I hope to re-start work on
    the DeLorean Roadster soon. It may actually get some attention, before the cooler Fall weather sets in, in a few months.

    Although I am not sure where I will focus the re-start, I thought I would post a few more Rear Deck Lid and Rear Wing photos,
    since I came across them while searching through my photo archives for an upcoming article with South West News Service.

    The first photo is the Rear Deck Lid, with NACA Ducts and newly fabricated custom Rear Wing attached, with no winglets.
    The second photo is the Rear Deck Lid, with NACA Ducts and newly fabricated custom Rear Wing attached, with winglets.

    Rear-Deck-Lid-Wing.jpg

    Rear-Deck-Lid-Winglets.jpg

    Again, the design of the Rear Deck and the Rear Wing are based on the Cars and Concepts, DeLorean Convertible sketch.
    Although I do not anticipate creating a near identical match to the sketch, it will be the closest representation to date.

    Any additional progress between now and the Woodward Dream Cruise will be based on the weather temps and spare time,
    otherwise, the next wave of progress may not be until after Labor Day and the British Car Union show (and two weddings).

    Later,
    Rich W.
    Last edited by Rich W; 07-26-2012 at 03:23 PM. Reason: type-o fixes, per usual (for me)

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    Looking good rich!

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Think Warm !!

    With the coldest evening of the season last night (18 degrees), I thought I would post a quick note about the DeLorean Roadster
    progress this past weekend. With the cold, I did not get a chance to shuffle my cars and get the Roadster outside for photos yet,
    but I will give that a try this upcoming weekend (expected to be 50 degrees), but there is also a chance of rain, so we shall see.
    Still a long way to go, but things are coming together and I will hopefully have my custom hinges fully functional before next Spring.

    The dual-function, custom hinge design is almost finalized and I should have the full scale mock-up ready after the first of the year.

    Again, I will try to get some new progress photos posted within the next week or so.

    Later,
    Rich W.
    Last edited by Rich W; 11-27-2012 at 01:35 PM. Reason: fixed type-o's

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