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550-575 carbon fiber thread

There is some info scattered around Flife on CF parts for the 550 and 575.
I'd like to start a dedicated thread about the parts available, your experience, suppliers and of course your pics.
Show us the merchandise, guys!

Thanks in advance

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Jeroen- Funnily enough, I believe the only common part on 550 and 575M carbon fiber is the gear shift knob, also shared with the F355 and F50.

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Jeroen- Funnily enough, I believe the only common part on 550 and 575M carbon fiber is the gear shift knob, also shared with the F355 and F50.
You mean as a factory option? I'm also interested in after market parts. I couldn't find it but I recall you communicated with a CF guy in the UK?

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Jeroen, not to hijack your thread, but I'd be interested to know if any 456/550/575 owners would be interested in replacement engine timing covers in CF? I've been trying to get several CF manufacturers interested in making them, as I believe there will eventually be a demand as the cars age and the OEM plastic covers become brittle and break. Already on eBay you can find examples of these that have one or more of the mounting bosses broken off.

But by the time there is a big demand, the OEM covers will probably have gone to unobtanium status and if/when you can find NOS replacements they'll be 5x what they cost now (around $1K for the set)

I had asked Kurt @ Future Carbon to look into making these for us, and he's been working on pricing, but it would be helpful to know whether anyone else is interested. I'm sure Kurt (and others) will be following this thread as it should provide invaluable information on what people actually want in the way of CF parts.

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posted before...but here you go

macarbon (john was awesome...quality great)...for steering wheel/vent rings/door pulls
valence (chris was great...quality great)...for f1 paddles/ebrake handle
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Carbonio CF paddles and OEM SA instrument panel. OEM CF sills.

CF forward of engine panel and air filter covers from Imola racing.

Jeroen- Never got back in touch with the CF guy. Still need to do that.

John- CF cambelt covers sound like a good idea. My belts will be changed this spring.
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Jeroen, not to hijack your thread, but I'd be interested to know if any 456/550/575 owners would be interested in replacement engine timing covers in CF? I've been trying to get several CF manufacturers interested in making them, as I believe there will eventually be a demand as the cars age and the OEM plastic covers become brittle and break. Already on eBay you can find examples of these that have one or more of the mounting bosses broken off.

But by the time there is a big demand, the OEM covers will probably have gone to unobtanium status and if/when you can find NOS replacements they'll be 5x what they cost now (around $1K for the set)

I had asked Kurt @ Future Carbon to look into making these for us, and he's been working on pricing, but it would be helpful to know whether anyone else is interested. I'm sure Kurt (and others) will be following this thread as it should provide invaluable information on what people actually want in the way of CF parts.
John, I would be interested

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P1 and Taz,, tx for the pics. Interior is very nice!

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I'm liking the carbon too. Can't look at this thread any more, it's going to cost money which will have to come out of the 430 budget!!!

Sooooo where do you get this stuff from, and can it all be fitted in the shed?

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I'm liking the carbon too. Can't look at this thread any more, it's going to cost money which will have to come out of the 430 budget!!!

Sooooo where do you get this stuff from, and can it all be fitted in the shed?

Cheers
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Michael- Most of it can be fitted in the shed. Take a look at the links, the guys making the stuff also provide a' do it yourself' manual and the tools you need to do it.
And yes....it's going to cost, but the result is very nice!

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I'm liking the carbon too. Can't look at this thread any more, it's going to cost money which will have to come out of the 430 budget!!!

Sooooo where do you get this stuff from, and can it all be fitted in the shed?

Cheers
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Michael- Most of it can be fitted in the shed. Take a look at the links, the guys making the stuff also provide a' do it yourself' manual and the tools you need to do it.
And yes....it's going to cost, but the result is very nice!
Do it Michael.

I'll bring the beers to the shed.

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Do it Michael.

I'll bring the beers to the shed.
Where's the shed...?? I'm in!

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Where's the shed...?? I'm in!
Somewhere a little west of your current location, but not too far
Come on over...

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Barry, Sounds like a plan!

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Somewhere a little west of your current location, but not too far
Come on over...
when that's an Irish 'not too far' and a 'little' to my west, you might have to wait for another FLED...:-)

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added kickplates from valence...:-)
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Those use the original Ferrari aluminum inserts, I think. Saves money over the OEM ones, which have special aluminum inserts.

Somebody nearly gave away the set I found on E-Bay.
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yes...use original aluminum inserts.

quick/easy instll as well.

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Those were a good deal and look nice, too. The OEM ones at list price are unaffordable.

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yes...use original aluminum inserts.

quick/easy instll as well.

cheers
P1, if you don't mind, what's involved in the install?

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