97 Zr 440 mod hood
Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:17 PM
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These pics are just showing the plug. I still have to make the mold.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:34 PM
Cool! How did you end up with that thing? Did you actually make it?? I've got a 96 that I race, so you never know... should you end up pounding out a few, I'll probably end up getting one.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:25 PM
I Chopped, channeled, and faired everything in until it looked somewhat descent. It was a rush job from the begining. I started the project this time last year hoping to be done by last riding season. Initially I planned for dual headlights instead of the standard 1, next time maybe.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:51 PM
Looks great! Nice work.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:03 PM
The mold was completed in October. I finished laminating the part in the mold two weeks ago. Until I separate the new hood from the mold I have no idea how it is going to look. If it comes out of the mold looking good, and someone wants one than maybe I will sell. There is a good chance the hood might not pop from the mold, and all is for nothing.
Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:47 PM
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:27 PM
Thank you. It took many hours here and there over a year now. Most of the work was done outside during the warmer month's of the last couple summers. It was my most challenging fiberglass project so far, mostly because it had to be as close to perfect as possible no excuses.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:38 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:57 AM
If the fit and finish on the ZR is good, and I can find a way to produce the hood easier, and faster than maybe it will be available. Slow cure resin, and vacuum bagging might be the answer. I would rather do lexan over fiberglass, but I don't think my mold will work with that process yet. I would like to put vents where the gages go. Haven't decided which ones. The 4" round vents might work so I could swap in the gages if I wanted.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:45 PM
Thank you. Only problem is the rest of the sled now needs an upgrade to match the hood. Your machine looks real good with the seat upgrade. I will have to do something in the seat department for looks as well as comfort.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:24 AM
for comfort it is awesome!!!! put on over 150 miles a day over the weekend and had no problem at all!
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:52 AM