HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER HONDA CIVIC TYPE R ENGINE COVER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER HONDA CIVIC TYPE R ENGINE COVER

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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER INFINITY G37 RADIATOR COVER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER INFINITY G37 RADIATOR COVER

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This project was inspired by the rest of our customer's highly customized G37, has electric blue accent pieces throughout the car. Requirements for the cover included a blue carbon fiber and Kevlar™ weave and several modifications to the original shape to accommodate other after market components in the engine bay.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER DUCATI WHEEL HUGGER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER DUCATI WHEEL HUGGER

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The inspiration for this project came from a desire to avoid the dreaded rooster tail, well known by any biker in the wet Pacific Northwest. In addition to keeping the rider dry, we needed to account for the components nested in the OEM part.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER JAGUAR F-TYPE DASH WRAP

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER JAGUAR F-TYPE DASH WRAP

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A center dash is the focal point of the cockpit, so it's no surprise that they frequently inspire custom projects. Our customer wanted to make a bold statement, so we suggested an overlay with red kevlar and carbon twill for this project.
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HOW TO MAKE A MASCOT HEAD - OSU PISTOL PETE

HOW TO MAKE A MASCOT HEAD - OSU PISTOL PETE

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Common Fibers was selected to re-build Oklahoma State University beloved mascot Pistol Pete. The originals were built by Disney in the 1960's out of fiberglass and weighed in at over 50lbs. Once finished, the new carbon fiber Pistol Pete weighed in at only 25lbs. 
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HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM HOT TUB COVER

HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM HOT TUB COVER

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This project was brought to our custom composites manufacturing shop in Seattle, WA by an individual who wanted a custom lightweight cover for their in-ground hot tub. 
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HOW TO MAKE CARBON FIBER FORD F150 TRIM ACCESSORIES

HOW TO MAKE CARBON FIBER FORD F150 TRIM ACCESSORIES

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Our customer wanted to go all out on this project. He brought us the front grill, tailgate applique, mirror covers, rear trim kit... even the F150 badges! 
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER '69 CHARGER BODY KIT - SEMA 2018

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER '69 CHARGER BODY KIT - SEMA 2018

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We partnered with Six Twelve Autowerks to build a ’69 Charger body on a ’18 Dodge Hellcat platform - in carbon fiber. For SEMA 2018 Common Fibers fabricated the trunk lid, the trunk filler panel, along with the front and rear bumpers.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER BMW E30 WIDEBODY KIT - SEMA 2018

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER BMW E30 WIDEBODY KIT - SEMA 2018

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On the scale of DIY, this project is at the high end! Making a complete body kit is no easy task, although it is something we are asked to help with regularly.  This may not be your typical DIY project, it is good to know what goes into something this involved!  Read on to learn how to make your own car body kit.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER FANNY PACK

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER FANNY PACK

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Every year the at Common Fibers puts together an April Fools product to share with our followers. Hence, the Coolest Fanny was born. Here are the plans so that anyone can make their own Coolest Carbon Fiber Fanny Pack!
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER '99-'04 FORD MUSTANG RADIATOR COVER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER '99-'04 FORD MUSTANG RADIATOR COVER

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When you have an existing part made of metal, plastic, or any other smooth material, you can replicate the part in carbon fiber by pulling a “splash” mold.  This blog will walk you through the steps of making a 99-04 Mustang Radiator Cover from an existing sheet metal part that was made for our friends at SVTONLY.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MUSTANG GT AIR INTAKE

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MUSTANG GT AIR INTAKE

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A typical carbon fiber cold air intake requires expensive tooling to make, including machined matched aluminum tools and a custom bladder. An individual requested we make a beautiful intake for a 2010 Mustang GT as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MASERATI GHIBLI ENGINE COVER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MASERATI GHIBLI ENGINE COVER

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The engine cover is the centerpiece of the engine bay.  It takes up the most real estate and makes the biggest impact. An individual hired Common Fibers to create a stunning replica in carbon fiber. 
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MITSUBISHI EVO TURBO INLET DUCT

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER MITSUBISHI EVO TURBO INLET DUCT

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It’s important that your turbo gets as much air as possible.  For this reason, a cutout is often made in the bumper of the car to force additional air into the turbine while driving.  To make this as clean as possible, it’s important to restrict the air from going anywhere but into the turbo.
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HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER PORSCHE DIFFUSER

HOW TO MAKE A CARBON FIBER PORSCHE DIFFUSER

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This project was brought to our custom composites manufacturing shop in Seattle by an individual who wanted to add the first piece of custom carbon fiber to his Porsche. The requirements for this project were straight forward: a one-off, low cost replica of the OEM diffuser, in twill carbon without final finishing.
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HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM CARBON FIBER FENDERS

HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM CARBON FIBER FENDERS

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Zoox is a leading automotive company in the race to deliver an entirely autonomous vehicle to the robo-taxi market. They also happened to be Common Fibers' very first fabrication contract! This post details our process for making a set of fenders for one of Zoox's early prototypes.
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