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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #105 on: 13 December 2017, 01:04 PM »
I was under the impression that these were just made of rubber so they wouldn't break when hitting an object. I suppose it would be possible for me to make a "poor man's" version of it, just getting a long length of dense rubber, cutting it to shape with a rotary tool, then attaching it to an L-bracket up top. Not original by any means, of course.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #106 on: 13 December 2017, 01:10 PM »
I was under the impression that these were just made of rubber so they wouldn't break when hitting an object. I suppose it would be possible for me to make a "poor man's" version of it, just getting a long length of dense rubber, cutting it to shape with a rotary tool, then attaching it to an L-bracket up top. Not original by any means, of course.

No,  They weren't rubber.  They were made out of nylon propylene.  I suppose it does resemble rubber, but rubber would have been too heavy and soft. 
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #107 on: 13 December 2017, 01:13 PM »
No,  They weren't rubber.  They were made out of nylon propylene.  I suppose it does resemble rubber, but rubber would have been too heavy and soft.

It's not the same material that the flexible piece that goes between the front bumper and body on the North American models have, is it? Which is also the same as the side pieces on the North American bumpers? That material seems like it would be suitable, but maybe that's nylon propylene?
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #108 on: 13 December 2017, 01:17 PM »
No,  They weren't rubber.  They were made out of nylon propylene.  I suppose it does resemble rubber, but rubber would have been too heavy and soft.

It's not the same material that the flexible piece that goes between the front bumper and body on the North American models have, is it? Which is also the same as the side pieces on the North American bumpers? That material seems like it would be suitable, but maybe that's nylon propylene?

No, it's not the same as those pieces on U.S. bumpers.  Those pieces are a formed rubber composite.     
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #109 on: 13 December 2017, 03:24 PM »
I'm looking into TP-4014 Innothane

hardness shore D =  70
flexural strength psi = @5000
flexural modulus psi = @130,000
elongation at break  = @60%
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #110 on: 18 January 2018, 12:52 PM »
Received baffle plate from Germany and mounted to lower panel, getting ready to send to manufacturer.

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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #111 on: 19 January 2018, 01:02 AM »
Well done for your efforts so far.  Much appreciated. 

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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #112 on: 25 September 2018, 12:50 PM »
I abandoned this project as the quote was extremely high, but now this one shows up on ebay.de for a lot more that it would cost me to make them.  Of course it's the first one I have seen for sale in 4 years.

For those of you that thought $450 for one of these was too high, hold on to your pants when you see what he wants.


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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #113 on: 25 September 2018, 12:54 PM »
These are the infamous French brothers selling their stuff at outrageously inflated prices as Stan and others will attest to.
One day we will find a stash of these or they will get repopped once 116 values rise. Simple economics.
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Re: baffle plate
« Reply #114 on: 26 September 2018, 03:06 AM »
There's still the option in glass fiber and/or carbon, made in Taiwan. Prices are somewhere in this thread. Not for profit, but if there's interest, I can set it up. PU extrusion is simply too costly, with the molds required