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Old 04-06-2014, 07:17 PM
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I am looking for a tricked out carbon fiber starter box; not a vinyl wrapped box. I think Cody King has a carbon fiber top plate for his box.

A Google search didn't turn anything up for me. Does anyone know a place that can do them?

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Old 04-06-2014, 08:16 PM
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Sounds like a custom deal. Has me intreged.
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Sounds hella cool. It would have to be metal carbon combo though because I don't think Carbon can be bent or be molded bent.
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Carbon can be molded into just about any shape. RC carbon parts are just flat because it's cheaper for manufacturers to buy bulk carbon sheets and mill/cut parts out of it with the push of a button... Versus building custom mold jigs, buying materials, having a kiln to bake, paying workers to layer, resin, vacuum, bake, etc.

To pay a shop to make just a one-piece, five-sided bottom box for a starter would probably run well over several hundred bucks.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:34 PM
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carbon fiber is made and laid pretty much just like fiberglass. Ive seen buggy bodies made of carbon fiber.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:29 AM
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http://kyoshosan.blogspot.com/2011/0...arter-box.html


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...itro_car_.html
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That box looks cool but its not CF
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The HK box is cool looking, but as Frank mentioned, not CF.

I have it on good authority that CK has a CF lid that was done for him by some folks out in So Cal.

I wonder if one of those CF kits you can by would work? I guess f I could make a mold of the box and lid it would.....hmmmmm....
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
That box looks cool but its not CF
Totally - It just looks cool.. I wonder how a $23 starter box hold up..
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I have always been more of a lurker on this site, but this looks like a good opportunity for a first post.


These guys are bulk carbon fiber dealers. I found it one night when I was researching what I would need to make CF furniture. If somebody was interested in building a CF starter box, this would be the place to start. A first effort will probably require some aluminum pieces, but its worth a go.

I cant post a URL yet, but the company is called Dragon Plate.
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www.Dragonplate.com
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Wow that stuff's not cheap, a 1/8" sheet that 1ft square is $65.50 that would be one expensive starter box, and that's just a flat sheet, if you need it CNC'd and drilled even more.
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Dan you might try a local Orthotics and Prosthetics shop. They will be
vacuforming carbon for the limb sockets. You might have to make them the
mold.
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$900 starter box
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How many people would legitimately be interested in a $250-300 starter box?
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