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  1. Eltel246

    Eltel246 Karting

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    Can anyone tell me the thickness of the fiberglass undertray on M series please.
    I need to make a new one and the old one got left by the side of the road many years ago!
     
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  3. Eltel246

    Eltel246 Karting

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    Anyone?
     
  4. TonyL

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    I doubt anyone would ever know if it was a few thou thicker than normal Charles.
     
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  5. TTR

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    #4 TTR, Mar 16, 2021
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    +1

    Besides, if originals were produced by a “certain” coachwork manufacturer, I wouldn’t be surprised thickness having been less than consistent between individual final products.
    ;):rolleyes:
     
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  6. dgt

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    They are about 1mm thick, I bought one from superformance last year and it fitted well.
    I assume your Dino is RHD so should fit fine with the wider hatch at the front.
     
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  8. Eltel246

    Eltel246 Karting

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Much appreciated.
    I am going to make out of 2mm sheet. was concerned in case that was too thin.
     
  9. racerboy9

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    Pop Rivet washers would help if you want to spread the load around the rivet hole. Not original but mechanically better.
     
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  10. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

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    057082 and 05702 both have just under a tenth" thickness
     

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  11. swift53

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    Mine is 2 layers of roaming glass. I can give you an exact thickness on Monday.

    Regards, Alberto
     
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  13. GermanDino

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    original M-series #01266 fiberglass undertray is 1,5mm thick....
    I replaced mine with a 3mm one and kept the orinal one as a sample....
    I do recommend at least 2 to 3mm, better 3 mm....
    I do have a 3mm spare one, but that`s difficult to ship to you....

    original one and spare reproduction....

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  14. Eltel246

    Eltel246 Karting

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    Thank you Matthias, I am making one out of 2mm sheet. I think that should be sufficient.

    also thanks to the other f chatters who took the trouble to reply to me. It is much appreciated.
     
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  16. Eltel246

    Eltel246 Karting

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    Thanks Alberto.
     
  17. dman550

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  18. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Mine is still on the side of the road between Muleshoe and Texico, Texas, I assume, since I could not find it. Blew off at 135 mph in 1976. Whump, whump, gone, as the interior filled full of dirt from the carpet. Scared me half to death since I thought the engine had blown.
     
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