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robolop 
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Posted: August†27, 2009 at 3:18 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

I put the uppermil on to the carbon slat, where the vents are coming in to.

First I rubbed the epoxy nice and straight, and stopped with a grain 2000.
Then I taped the slat, so I couldnít make any scratches with the mill.
To drain the wholes smoothly with the copy-mill, I put my MDF slat underneatch it, so I could mill the wholes nicely

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

On the first view, this was done pretty well. I was a bit scared that the carbon fibre would be that straight, but that wasnít the case.

After that I used another mill, to make the roundings I needed.
After measuring this about 10 times, I did the job.
I went pretty well actually, till I saw that the MDF slat wasnít 100% centered.
Here you can see the obviously

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You see some carbon fibre hanging on the underside.

A little mistake I made, is that I didnít drawed out the aluminum slat on the mdf slat under it. A little dumb from me.
Here you see that what I milled out of the rounding isnít 100% centered.

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

Tomorrow Iím going to try to solve this all. If I donít get a solution, it all goes in the bin, and Iíll make a new one.

The carbon side panelswhere the amplifier is going to be, are also finished already.Hereís enough epoxy on, so now I just have to rub it all tight and varnish it all.

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fiberglasslvr 
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Posted: August†27, 2009 at 10:17 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote fiberglasslvr
Crazy skills Going on here. Pretty amazing what yuor doin in this car. all I can say is WOW!!!
in process of changing everything
KarTuneMan 
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Posted: August†28, 2009 at 9:19 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote KarTuneMan

I REALLY am totally impressed...

amazing skills my friend!

KarTuneMan 
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Posted: August†28, 2009 at 9:27 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote KarTuneMan
I have to ask..... what's the total time on the install and fab work ?
robolop 
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Posted: September†01, 2009 at 4:23 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

The slath were the vents are coming into, just landed NEXT to the bin.

I did a great job in milling down the carbon fibre, but the things I polished, were ruined.
Looked for rubbing it down, but that wasnít possible without touching the carbon fibre.
†I put it away for a couple of hours and did some thinking.
This is what it is now:
I took a piece of 8mm thick aluminum, and drilled 4 wholes into it.

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†After that I rounded the edges

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†Here you can also see I went a couple of mmís deeper.

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After that I removed all that was inside.

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Where have we seen this again?

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The custom made slat on the outside

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Then I worked on the backside, and touched it with the millÖ

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†Then I made a whole in the carbon slat.

This was the hardest thing to do today.

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Itíll all look like this.

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†On the aluminum piece will come a great deal of polishing, but Ö.weíre used to that.

Once itís done, Iím long forgotten about those hours of polishing.
Oh yeah, thank you Jeses for letting me have all my fingers today, dangerous day today

KarTuneMan 
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Posted: September†03, 2009 at 1:13 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote KarTuneMan
Would you care to reply my friend?
robolop 
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Posted: September†10, 2009 at 1:03 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Occupied myself for about 8 hours with rubbing the aluminum parts who need to be polished.

It's a work that needs lots of, lots of time. And when you don't put an effort in this, you just won't get a good result.
First I rubbed it dry with a 120 and 240, after that I took a 600 wet, 800, 1200 and stopped with a 2000.

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The trolley that lays on the foreground already got a kiss from the brush to see if the result was fine.

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Of this piece, the topside will be covered in carbon fibre.

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

The CF parts that come next to the amp are also finished to get a final layer of varnish.

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robolop 
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Posted: September†14, 2009 at 12:45 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Iíve been able to polish all the aluminum parts today, what wasnít that easy to do.

Don not underestimate this job, itís not as easy as it looks. Itís also dangerous, and very time-consuming.
And, when you finished it all, youíre as black as working in the cole-mines for 14 daysÖ but a shower afterwards can help a lot.
So, this was the most dangerous job to do.
Here I just needed to do the side.

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When I made up my mind about how to make this, I was planning to polish the upperside as wellÖ But afterwards I decided to cover it with carbon fibre.

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The 4 toggles where the plexi will lay into.

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What do you mean, it doesnít shine? You can see whatís hanging on my wall

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The slots what come on the front and backside.

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Mounted it all

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†think, that when the upper side will be in carbon fibre, itíll look DOPE

robolop 
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Posted: September†14, 2009 at 1:14 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

All the carbon parts that will get around the amplifier, are varnished.

Here the result.

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.
About the parts from the sides, I was a bit afraid that I wonít match the amplifier. This is the result, and Iím very pleased wit hit.
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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

Here you see the lath that comes on the front. I donít think youíll be able to see anything ot it, but the finishing touch is there!

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

†The polished aluminum plate blends in† 10 times better on the black carbon.

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This is the upper part of the cover. I painted it black, so probably you can guess what Iím planning of doingÖ

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†So the inside of the amplifierbox is completely finished.

In spite of all the work Iíve done, Iím superhappy with the result

robolop 
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Posted: September†14, 2009 at 1:21 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

The plate where the vents will get into, I brushed this also, with this as result !

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Focal Beryllium BMW - Page 6 -- posted image.

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