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512BBi Clamshell Foam

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  1. stevenschuh

    stevenschuh Karting
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    Oct 5, 2008
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    Every few years, someone asks this question. But the answer has always been the same: unobtanium. Does the correct replacement foam exist for the underside of the clamshell, and does anyone know where to get it?
     
  2. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    No

    I have a sample here and Ive hit a dead end because of cost. Its heat stamped and I need to make a die to put the impression in the foam which also puts a skin on it from the heat. I don't want to drop $15K for the first pair and be stuck with enough material to do 5000 more injected boxers. Im not convinced I can sell enough to offset the cost.
     
  3. stevenschuh

    stevenschuh Karting
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    What do you think the retail price would be for the finished material? I know I'd pay a fair chunk of change for that. And once a few people do it, everyone has to in order not to be marked down in judging. I would think anyone that shows his car would buy the stuff. At $250, its 60 buyers; at $500 it's 30; etc. I would bet there's a sweet spot in there somewhere.
     
  4. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    Tough to say if its worth it. If the judges are turning a blind eye, only the diehard will insist on making it right. I would hate to be stuck with all that leftover foam but then again I could make a boxer clamshell foam pit for my kids to jump in.
     
  5. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    i need some too.
     
  6. jjtarnow

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    I need some as well..
     

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