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by Northwind Composites
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

As a general policy, I don't like group buys. I've seen them go sideways too many times and I don't want to manage deposits and things of that nature. My standard shop policy for custom work is 50% down at the start. However, I generally don't like taking money until the final product is ready to sh...
by Northwind Composites
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Thank you for the interest. Unfortunately I do not have any plans at present to make a pre-facelift hood. The response to the post facelift hood has been positive in terms of forum support. However, to be blunt, to date the mold has produced a grand total of 4 hoods including my own personal one. Th...
by Northwind Composites
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's supported
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's suppo

Gentleman, more pictures of carbon fiber weight savings goodness :). http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/Northwind-Composites/IMG_0688.jpg http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/Northwind-Composites/IMG_0685.jpg http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/Northwind-Composites/IMG_0684.jpg
by Northwind Composites
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's supported
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's suppo

Josh, Unfortunately when I was there with the customer finishing the install I had to leave before we got to the final bond and RTV step so the only pictures I personally have are under green tarps and out of the rain :). However, he has promised some better pictures once he can get it washed and ou...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's supported
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Northwind - Carbon Sunroof Deletes - new chassis's supported

Gentleman, I know we're a predominately BC/BF crowd, however, I know several of us have a bit of a Subaru stable. Therefore, I wanted to take a quick moment and share some exciting Subaru news! As of last week we our new 4th gen wagon (BP) sunroof delete is online. This new delete gets rid of both t...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Picture Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

Re: Northwind Composites - Picture Requests

Gentleman, It's another year and I'm about to restructure/update the website a little. To that end, I'd love to have a few pictures of your installations to be able to share. If you have anything you'd be willing to send my way, please do :). As always, if there is anything I can do for, just let me...
by Northwind Composites
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Status Update
Replies: 123
Views: 45069

Re: Northwind Composites - Status Update

LegacyT - Howdy, and yes these are still available. I do not keep inventory of these at this point but they are still for sale and are made on an as-ordered basis. Regarding the possibility of making them cheaper, sure. I can work up a quote for you. Labor doesn't change but I am happy to adjust the...
by Northwind Composites
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Picture Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

Re: Northwind Composites - Picture Requests

Howdy gentleman! I thought I'd put up a friendly bump and let everyone know the request for pictures is an outstanding request. I'd still love to be able to show off some more Legacy's on the website :). If you have pictures you want to share, my email is lee@northwindcomp.com . Please let me know i...
by Northwind Composites
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

I do not have any deals with Aerocatch. And yes, they are expensive but they are also high quality. Ultimately, these hoods are designed and built for track use and mounting is left to the end user. I have posted what I use and recommend but I'm sure you could mount them with standard hood pins or o...
by Northwind Composites
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

The update is very simple - I've been ready to take orders since Feb. What is posted here is what is available. There is also a page on my website for the hood that is a little more condensed than this thread - http://northwindcomposites.com/products/automotive/subaru-bcbf-legacy-hood/ I have not ta...
by Northwind Composites
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Picture Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

Northwind Composites - Picture Requests

Gentleman, I'm working on updating the media gallery on my website and thought I'd see if anyone had any pictures of their sunroof installs they would like to share. I would be happy to also take any short comments and good picture of your car in action. This is the 'your part is awesome and here it...
by Northwind Composites
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10665

Re: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thre

**Update** Gentlman, the time for the price discount is rapidly closing. On 4/1/15 the price will increase to $250.00. I will happily honor the $160.00 for all orders placed prior to 4/1/15. I currently have a 1 week leadtime as well. Please let me know if there are any questions. Thank you, Lee
by Northwind Composites
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Howdy, Sorry for the late reply, I've been swamped finishing up my small curing oven these last couple of weeks. I do not have any pictures for the other style scoop mount. What I mean though is that I will make an insert that will go into the mold before any fabric. The insert will create a flat mo...
by Northwind Composites
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Fixed, I just get excited and always think carbon is cool so of course it would be number 1 :).

Thank you :).
by Northwind Composites
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Gentleman, I got the 'test' hood made the other week. The 2x2 twill black fiberglass has been discontinued from the manufacturer for a while and now I know why - it has the work-ability and drape properties of cardboard. Insert long line of expletives here, and then repeat. It was not fun fabric to ...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Thank you again for all the input guys, keep it coming! So far, this is my current option/proposal list - 1. I will work out a cost for the threaded inserts, installed. I am happy to leave this to you if you want to save money and do it on your own (it's really not hard if you're careful). 2. I will...
by Northwind Composites
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

^^^ Thank you for the input, I do appreciate it. I have updated this thread with some additional pictures of the hinges. If there is enough interest I can look into the additional cost of having the hinge pieces fabricated and included. However, at this point I would prefer to leave the hinge fab wo...
by Northwind Composites
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Gentleman, a fellow kind BBS member turned me onto FedEx as a possible cheaper way to ship large items (thank you :) ). I will be looking into setting up an account with them. Therefore, feel free to check them out too for shipping quotes.

James - You have a PM. I got you covered :).
by Northwind Composites
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Mike - I have been using USPS and UPS online shipping estimators for getting a rough idea on shipping. For this, I would say it's going to into a 5ft x 5ft x 1ft box and weigh around 20lbs all said and done. The box might end up being closer to 5.5ft x 5ft x 1ft as I'll want to make sure it's got pl...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Re: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

James, Excellent questions. I can price out installing the threaded inserts and then it would leave you with fabricating a metal hinge piece to tie from the hood to the factory hinge. A picture here is going to be worth a thousand words. I will get pictures of my setup posted tomorrow. The current m...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14482

Official CF/FG Hood Discussion/Status Thread

Gentleman, I am officially starting a thread for the post face lift composite hoods. This is not the official “For Sale” thread but is rather a place for discussion of them, options that people really want – and are willing to pay for – and general status. This is the ‘how does, can I, will you,….’ ...
by Northwind Composites
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10665

Re: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thre

Glad to hear it made up north just fine and you're happy!

Let me know if I can do anything else for you.
by Northwind Composites
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10665

Re: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thre

Truthfully, it has been a little while since I had the assembly apart but I think both those options could work. My honest recommendation, buy one and let us know what works best :). *Official Announcement* The last of what I had already made has now been purchased. Therefore, if you would like one,...
by Northwind Composites
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10665

Re: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thre

Hwody, Option 1 replaces the glass, and by that I mean it does just that. The thickness of the carbon insert is approximately 0.160in thick, prior to clear coat, and therefore pretty closely matches the thickness of the glass. The physical size also matches the glass - or pretty close too, I'll incl...
by Northwind Composites
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Vendor Garage
Topic: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10665

Re: Northwind Composites - Official 90'-94' Sunroof Buy Thre

Weight Update - I got Dan's part back from the painter today, see picture below. It came in weighing 38.6 ounces. His is trimmed for Option 1. For those wanting their's clear coated, I need to work with the painter on some test pieces. This one came out great but there are three small pinholes/depre...