Today I met with a couple of people from Hudson valley who were in NYC. They build carbon fiber hoods and other body panels for some Ford and Toyota vehicles as after market suppliers of sorts.
Got me thinking about whether anyone has made a mold of the Vespa frame and then made a carbon fiber monocoque frame of the Vespa GTS?
If not would such a project be something worth making happen for the community. I am guessing the cost of trial and error and making the mold happen would be in the range of $500-$1000 for all the supplies needed.
Thereafter the carbon fiber body would cost $1000 or so I am guessing, but would be worth it I am thinking.
I am not a Mechanical engineer but I think using a existing frame one could make a mold. Is something like this feasible and if not, besides time and costs what else are the things I am missing out on.
If one googles making molds for auto body panels there are tons of how to videos etc, but I am sure they dont tell the degree of difficulty and or hidden issues. Anyone have thoughts and suggestions on how to go about making something like this happen or maybe it is all a big Fuhgazi..