We finally got around to stripping teh car down so we can start deadening, wiring, alarm install, etc, etc. The roof is out, all in one piece so we can start working out how to have a CF roof made for it.
Not counting the nuts, many of them, and the wiring, the rest of the roof weighs in at 61.5 lbs, not as bad as we though it would be. But, when you pick up something that awkward to weigh it there seems to be alot more mass than that.
Mounted up on the top of the car it has a very detrimental effect on handling, we will probably lose 50 lbs with the new roof, now just have to find somebody to make it for us.
We can probably get several companies interested if we can get at least ten on order.
We were hoping to find that all three pieces of glass bolted in and thought at first they did but the rear section is glued to the frame We were thinking of having all three glass pieces made of CF so anybody could install them, did not work out that way. We were then going to take out the tracks and motor, etc, for our car but others could still use theirs.
Unless we get some very serious interest in the front two panels being made seperately we are going to just go for a one piece roof that bolts in and has some really good crossbracing to stiffen up the chassis. The factory roof has two braces built in so relatively strong.
Mods, we are not in the CF business, just wanting something for our project car and if others want it we just want to help make it happen.