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SwiftyDS 31st July 2020 10:23

GRP Headrest Fairing
 
Iím trying to find something of similar dimensions to this in GRP for my velomobile project.

https://i.ibb.co/09BcH53/159-C7291-C...B0-F5-E1-B.jpg

Rough dimensions are 700mm long 250-350mm wide and 200-300mm high.

Nothing is coming up when I do searches for the obvious UK kit makers (e.g. Formosa, Tribute) but I did find a Porsche 550 Spyder replica fairing in the US from RustyTubs. Contacted them and waiting for a response, but I did see on their website they are closed until August.

Any ideas where I might find one in the UK or anyone know of one for sale? Condition not really important as happy to tidy it up, fill/fibreglass over it.

Been trying to create a mould of the right shape but my mould making skills donít seem up to the job!

kon 31st July 2020 10:55

Have you tried contacting Tribute directly, to see what molds they have kicking around the workshop? Seems like something they'd have.

SwiftyDS 31st July 2020 13:10

No Kon - but will drop Chris an email now - thanks

Lucky@LeMans 31st July 2020 14:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwiftyDS (Post 104852)
Iím trying to find something of similar dimensions to this in GRP for my velomobile project.

https://i.ibb.co/09BcH53/159-C7291-C...B0-F5-E1-B.jpg

Rough dimensions are 700mm long 250-350mm wide and 200-300mm high.

Nothing is coming up when I do searches for the obvious UK kit makers (e.g. Formosa, Tribute) but I did find a Porsche 550 Spyder replica fairing in the US from RustyTubs. Contacted them and waiting for a response, but I did see on their website they are closed until August.

Any ideas where I might find one in the UK or anyone know of one for sale? Condition not really important as happy to tidy it up, fill/fibreglass over it.

Been trying to create a mould of the right shape but my mould making skills donít seem up to the job!

I'm sure Gary at Formosa could help as he offers options for the head fairings on his car.

SwiftyDS 31st July 2020 15:28

Thanks - mailed Gary earlier and he’s already come back to me with some options.

The Formosa fairing is too long so Gary is measuring what the height would be for the head part if he lays it up to make it shorter to my 700mm spec. If it’s high enough I can then cap the end of it myself. Fingers crossed

DerbyDreamer 4th August 2020 22:27

Got the hump?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SwiftyDS (Post 104857)
Thanks - mailed Gary earlier and heís already come back to me with some options.

The Formosa fairing is too long so Gary is measuring what the height would be for the head part if he lays it up to make it shorter to my 700mm spec. If itís high enough I can then cap the end of it myself. Fingers crossed

Swifty - I have finally decided to give my Miglia a 'humpectomy'...the extra passenger hump doesn't line up with the seat and is at the wrong angle on the Miglia body. Let me know if it would be useful.

Richard

SwiftyDS 5th August 2020 08:03

Thanks Richard - sorry but I’ve already agreed with Gary at Formosa to fabricate me a stand-alone shorter headrest fairing based on the 120GR mould.

DerbyDreamer 5th August 2020 09:58

Headrest resolution
 
That's great news, Swifty! Glad that Gary is able to sort things for you - looking forward to some pictures :icon_eek:

Richard

Edit - just found your thread!! Fantastic!


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