Aston Martin - Fibreglass??? by Borg Warner


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Borg Warner
£80k for an Aston and it's made of fibreglass???

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Gary M.

Posted 05 Feb 2014, 16:05 #1 

Last edited by Borg Warner on 05 Feb 2014, 21:34, edited 1 time in total.


PaulT
Will admit I read the story earlier and was amazed.....wonder if the Reliant and Aston Martin Owners Clubs hold joint events?
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 05 Feb 2014, 16:29 #2 

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Duncan
Many performance vehicles are made of composites, as they are (if done properly) lighter. Carbon fibre is basically the same as fibreglass, but with carbon fibres instead of glass ones.
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Posted 05 Feb 2014, 17:59 #3 


podge
""Will admit I rad the story earlier and was amazed.....wonder if the Reliant and Aston Martin Owners Clubs hold joint events?""..................and to think I am rebuilding this beast :-)!!!

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Posted 06 Feb 2014, 21:29 #4 

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Mick
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A thing of Beauty Pete. :) Way ahead of it's time.

Posted 06 Feb 2014, 21:49 #5 


PaulT
Now, Reliant anticipated fairly low volume sales and therefore built the body in fibreglass and sales took off to such an extent that the company said that they would have tooled up for steel as the body unit would have been cheaper. The upside though is that fibreglass just cracks but does not rust.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 07 Feb 2014, 08:38 #6 


Dave Goody
and the fibre glass body is heavier than steel, at least it was on the Scimitar. I loved mine which had the old 3ltr Essex lump. The later 2.8 was not in the same class

Posted 07 Feb 2014, 11:49 #7 


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