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Old 04-26-2010, 02:28 AM
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Carbon Fiber Body Parts?

Does anyone make them for the Super Duties or Excursions? Simply curious as that would shave off a lot of weight I would think... plus look sick.
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Fabtech used to do some fiberglass body panels. I've never seen CF for trucks though, it seems to me that it would awfully expensive repair it when a limb or rock smacks it. At least on the structural side, glass can be heavier. I've messed with some hoods that were heavier than their steel counter parts.
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There are other issues with CF, health issues- in the event the fibers become airborne during prep, engine compartment fire, etc, the fibers are very hazardous- similar to breathing asbestos. If you really want to go light and strong...aluminum (which your hood is already made out of)
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