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Are the panels something I could do myself, bringing my truck across the country would be a bit to much. Also how would the carbon fiber hold up in a wreck? I’m a pretty save driver but of course you’ve gotta account for worst case scenariosGreat question, but unfortunately the answer is no. Hand shaping each panel would cost way to much and heavy metal stamping is reserved for large volume OEM's manufacturing thousands of the same vehicle.
We would love to have a conversation with you and others about the befits of how we manufacture our body panels. Its common knowledge that fiberglass panels being sold in the market fit poorly, crack easy, and overall they just do not last, this is because they are manufactured using fiberglass fabrics and cheap polyesters resin systems, and most of the parts are made with a thick surface gel coat that you cant see the air pockets underneath the gel... However, our Carbon fiber panels are made of the finest materials following aerospace grade manufacturing techniques, vacuum bagged for all air removal, and then heat treated in our oven, and are OEM fitting panels. They do not crack, warp, or get dings like metal panels. They are stronger and lighter than the original panels, we invite anyone to come watch how they are made..
The conversion consists of replacement body panels, not overlay flares, so a shop with significant composite and body experience with paint operations is needed. Your outer skin panels (fenders, door skins, bedside skins, etc, typically provide cosmetic and Aero characteristics, your inner support structure is what matters in respect to safety. For sake of conversation and to play devils advocate, our Carbon panels are far stronger than any 16-20 gauge aluminum sheet metal. Carbon Fiber is used heavily by Military, Aviation, and Aerospace industries for that reason.Are the panels something I could do myself, bringing my truck across the country would be a bit to much. Also how would the carbon fiber hold up in a wreck? I’m a pretty save driver but of course you’ve gotta account for worst case scenarios