Body modifications, love 'em, or hate 'em, post yours here!

Body modifications, love 'em, or hate 'em, post yours here!

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Matthew Poxon

5,252 posts

119 months

Sunday 7th May 2017
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djstevec said:
Might as well jump into the snake pit of the Originality Police wink

I really like the orginal cerbs with the round lights, and Saturn wheels. I should hate this, however I must admit I quite like it! One thing I will say is zooming right into that photo the quality of the work on the headlight conversion looks outstanding. the lenses look to be 100% flush with the bodywork which must have been really difficult to achieve. thumbup

djstevec

2,950 posts

120 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Matthew Poxon said:
I really like the orginal cerbs with the round lights, and Saturn wheels. I should hate this, however I must admit I quite like it! One thing I will say is zooming right into that photo the quality of the work on the headlight conversion looks outstanding. the lenses look to be 100% flush with the bodywork which must have been really difficult to achieve. thumbup
Hi Matthew,

The moulds were made by Brendon ex Raceproved bodyshop guy, so credit for the fit is completely his!! The bodyshop I used to switch from the original, did do a very good job with the finish.

Here's a pic of the new "pods" showing the recessed lip edge that the lenses sit into.









edited for non-working picture link



Edited by djstevec on Monday 8th May 16:14

djstevec

2,950 posts

120 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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giorgio01 said:
Hi djstevec,
that looks superb, perfect job.I know that you have done the hard job of finding the right one but would you mind me asking where i can get the LED gel type flexible strip ? You can PM me if you prefer
Your help is much appreciated.
Rafal
Hey Giorgio,

Ive had a search around t'internet and I cant find the exact ones, they were bought from eaby of all places, but it was 4 years ago now when I had the car rebuilt so may not be still in production.

If I find anything in my archive at home, I will forward on.....sorry!


QBee

17,048 posts

90 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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djstevec said:
Hey Giorgio,

Ive had a search around t'internet and I cant find the exact ones, they were bought from eaby of all places, but it was 4 years ago now when I had the car rebuilt so may not be still in production.

If I find anything in my archive at home, I will forward on.....sorry!
Don't want to copy all the pics on your response to Matthew P, but where did you get the splitter from? Or is that the Seat Leon one mentioned a few yards back?

djstevec

2,950 posts

120 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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QBee said:
Don't want to copy all the pics on your response to Matthew P, but where did you get the splitter from? Or is that the Seat Leon one mentioned a few yards back?
Hi QBee,

I bought it from the now seemingly defunct carboncerbie.com website, but the company that makes them (run by the same guy who owned the website) was Thompson Composite Mouldings in Southampton.

There was some fettling to do by the bodyshop to make it fit tight, and there is one of the wheel arch lips that is a little too long and needs seeing too, which is probably more to do with my car I suspect, but overall am very happy with it.

A problem I found out with it a much later date, due the lowering of the frontal extremity of the car and with depth of the underside of the splitter (as below pics), towing the car from the front crossmember will snag on the front and rear lower edges and possibly damage it, unless the winch is very low down on the trailer or towing vehicle.








Edited by djstevec on Monday 8th May 16:15

QBee

17,048 posts

90 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Thanks Steve - I will have a think about it and read up about front end downforce etc.
I wanted something for my Chimaera for track days, and a friend has fitted something that is the dead ringer of this.
He had to do a bit of fettling, but managed to get a good fit.
I generally drive my car onto its trailer if at all possible, but have recently had to winch it on when I had an ECU failure.
After that, an electric winch is on my birthday wish list!

julian64

12,878 posts

200 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Not sure about the splitter but the headlight covers look brilliant. Very jealous

giorgio01

64 posts

145 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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djstevec said:
giorgio01 said:
Hi djstevec,
that looks superb, perfect job.I know that you have done the hard job of finding the right one but would you mind me asking where i can get the LED gel type flexible strip ? You can PM me if you prefer
Your help is much appreciated.
Rafal
Hey Giorgio,

Ive had a search around t'internet and I cant find the exact ones, they were bought from eaby of all places, but it was 4 years ago now when I had the car rebuilt so may not be still in production.

If I find anything in my archive at home, I will forward on.....sorry!
Thanks I'll be waiting smile

Mr Cerbera

4,306 posts

176 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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This has to be one of the best photos of a Cerb that I've ever seen thumbup

Poopdog

131 posts

38 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Agreed

Poopdog

131 posts

38 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Agreed

SoCalDave

39 posts

31 months

Saturday 20th May 2017
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Beautiful! I look forwards to a new diffuser, with a bolder look!

PoleDriver

27,110 posts

140 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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I've been getting stick for this since I bought car!


Wolvesboy

430 posts

87 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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I'm sorry... I guffawed out aloud! Has it shrunk in the car wash?

PoleDriver

27,110 posts

140 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Wolvesboy said:
I'm sorry... I guffawed out aloud! Has it shrunk in the car wash?


That's all it needs to keep the rear end down at 185+

Apparently!

QBee

17,048 posts

90 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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So it's only me whose first thought was "handy place to put your Costa while waiting for the RAC....."
Not that Cerb engines are in anyway fragile, noo, noo, noo. nono
Having somewhere to put the cups should ensure that you never need it yes

itsallyellow

3,514 posts

166 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Lol

Poopdog

131 posts

38 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Looks like the Red Barron's plane wings !
In all seriousness though if someone wanted a rear diffuser wouldnt you have to cut into the boot space and potentially move the fuel tank?

Poopdog

131 posts

38 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Looks like the Red Barron's plane wings !
In all seriousness though if someone wanted a rear diffuser wouldnt you have to cut into the boot space and potentially move the fuel tank?

QBee

17,048 posts

90 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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Anyone would think they were sponsored by Gillette or Wilkinson Sword.....