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REPLICA BODY PARTS (lightweight) - vs OEM


JBW

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I have recently had a relatively major track "off" - so looking for many replacement body parts.

- no insurance cover for the damage of course :(

Bumper covers, doors, fenders,bonnet, engine lid, wing etc

Am interested in lightweight fibreglass (FRP) or carbon panels as substitutes for OEM parts

- my car is used on the race-track a lot.

Understand Carbon is more expensive - but lighter.

But FRP easier to do minor repair work on from a small bump?

1 - Thoughts on OEM vs FRP vs Carbon?

OEM parts fit well, are good for re-sale etc - but ARE also expensive!

2 - Recommended non-OEM body parts suppliers?

- MA Shaw in USA

- xtrememotorcars in USA

- Revosport in HK

- others?

3 - Fitting "Cup Car" style carbon doors to a car that is still used on the road - seems hard work.

- Issues with locking/security, handles, mirrors, inner parts - is it just too hard/expensive &/or not practical?

many thanks

JB

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