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Author Topic:   Using plastics?
Hutch5375
Member
posted April 25, 2003 01:35 PM
Has anyone found that replacing metal parts with plastic/composite ones is a big advantage? I know huge gains in plastic technology have been made and was wondering if anyone is taking advantage of it.


juggalo_wolf4life
Member
posted April 25, 2003 01:47 PM
You can if your rules permit. We put an after market body on our car. cut the front fender back to just rear of the tires and used the roll plastic from performancs bodies to make bat wings and the front part of the fenders. Takes a hit and goes right back into place. We also use it for inner fender wells in the rear to keep mud out

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racer17j
Member
posted April 25, 2003 02:17 PM
we do the same on our hobby stock with the rear wells we cut them on the seams and replace the outer half with plastic it also makes a pretty durable skirt for lower doors and 1/4's to cover up rust holes

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Hutch5375
Member
posted April 28, 2003 11:34 AM
I read an article about plastic distributor gears a few days ago. Is anyone using them? A place called Mel's Ignition supposedly uses them. Just wondering what you guys think.


Racer0
Member
posted April 29, 2003 11:48 AM
I also saw somewhere that they are making a composite lifter. Mostly used on marine stuff though. Hear their performance is real comparable to rollers. Very high dollar stuff


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