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November 23, 2016, 09:06 PM #0

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Been wanting to try my skills at making a custom splitter, but having a hard time finding where to buy a nice piece of styrofoam for the core of the splitter, that is hard, can be sanded, comes in 3/8 - 1/2 inch thick and in a big enough sheet to make what I want. Anyone have any experience with doing something like this, and where I could get some??

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    November 24, 2016, 12:48 AM #1

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    Not too sure if this would work.. but home depot sells "styrospan" (iirc that's it's name), it's a styrofoam insulation panel, I think it comes in 16" x 72" sheets. Not too sure of thickness

    Edit - just tried searching for it on their site..nothing came up. I'll look tomorrow when I'm not half asleep.
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      November 24, 2016, 07:26 AM #2

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      3/8 plywood is what the majority of SCCA/NASA amateur racers use, cheap easy to work with, easy to replicate and stronger than most other options.

        November 24, 2016, 02:06 PM #3

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        I'm not sure if Styrofoam will be stiff enough but you can go to home depot and find some extruded polystyrene  rigid insulation (pink/blue stuff). It's stiff enough and can be sanded/formed, however, you'll have to be careful with what materials you can use to seal it as some chemicals melt it.
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          November 26, 2016, 12:11 AM #4

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          I recommend the carbon fiber

            December 20, 2016, 03:45 PM #5

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            U can use foam to make the shape the use fiberglass to make the product

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              December 20, 2016, 09:53 PM #6

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              Plywood. Cheap and fairly light.

              Race cars use it.
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                December 21, 2016, 08:27 AM #7

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                That doesn't look like a "race car"
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                  December 21, 2016, 08:13 PM #8

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                  Originally posted by jordisonjr
                  That doesn't look like a "race car"

                  It's a track car. Even had tubular control and spherical rod ends.

                  Pretty common track car parts.
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                    December 21, 2016, 09:04 PM #9

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                    Originally posted by jordisonjr
                    That doesn't look like a "race car"
                    Well I can guarantee it's not meant to take home some car show awards, it's a function vs form type of thing.  :-\
                    Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 09:29 PM by Magner

                      December 22, 2016, 10:05 AM #10

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                      Originally posted by cluelessk
                      Plywood. Cheap and fairly light.

                      Race cars use it.
                      mm nthx lol, dont want my car to look like I ran over pile of wood.

                        December 22, 2016, 02:30 PM #11

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                        Resin it and paint it black.

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