I've recently been in touch with a gent who has the facilities to mold large polycarbonate parts. I mentioned to him the need for GT doors and rear hatch, along with the GT2 windshield, and he seems to be agreeable to small runs of parts. The catch is that he would need molds, or parts to make molds from. Anyone in the Buffalo NY area have such things laying around that could be used for the purpose?
I know polycarbonate windshields are often frowned upon in a legislation sort of way, but having a solid piece of clear -something- that stands a chance of being overlooked by ones local regulatory enforcers is better than not having anything at all.
One of these days I'll have a GT1 of my own to get a set of doors for.
He hasn't made any of the parts as of yet. He doesn't even own a Bradley, I met him through another forum where he was making a lightweight rear hatch for his 944. He will need molds, or parts to make molds from, before anything else happens.
I recently made a set of gull wing doors for my GT 1 myself. It was not that difficult just takes some practice they turned out great. I used to make fairings for my Margay race cart this same way. I used the broken door to trace the outline onto one large sheet of poly then cut it out on my band saw. I drilled the holes for the two top hinges and secured to the top of the car. The portion that makes the curve down to the side of the car will be sticking straight out. Now for the tricky part I used a regular propane tourch and flashed back and fourth from side to side keep the tourch moving at ALL times you dont want any one particular spot to get to hot or it will burn and bubble up. Take your time and it will get soft sooner or later and and it will start to bend down and form to the opening of the car. I got the sheet of clear poly at Lowes.
Would a heat gun work better than the torch? less risk of burning…. I have no experience with bending polycarbonate but have had some success bending PVC irrigation pipe with a heat gun, where as using propane torches didn't go so well .
k1286: need to find body parts (gull wing doors and rear glass) for early Bradley gt, just bought this car and need help finding a source for parts
Oct 1, 2016 17:17:48 GMT -5
kitcarguy: You have to make them yourself . They are not available anymore
Oct 4, 2016 15:51:03 GMT -5
skip20: Pictures would help alot!!
Oct 5, 2016 11:17:36 GMT -5
rangerxp: I have one of your Ranger Xp's in Chico! Please reply
Oct 17, 2016 18:32:05 GMT -5
kitcarguy: What Rangerxp?
Nov 4, 2016 20:28:59 GMT -5
dx1: Just bought gt2 HOw do I know what year it is and is there an id # on the body anywhere?
Jan 6, 2017 15:44:31 GMT -5
kitcarguy: dx1 There is no way to tell what year the body is. The Dataplate (if there is one) will not give you any useful info.
Jan 10, 2017 12:13:18 GMT -5
leglehookr: does someone have an idea for a door lift replacement? I dont really care for the originals.
May 1, 2017 23:44:11 GMT -5
manwithplan: where is the serial number located on a gt2?
Jun 6, 2017 13:20:54 GMT -5
kitcarguy: Hey manwithplan mine were both in the battery area in the rear of the car (behind right tail light) If yours does not have one not to worry, they do not mean anything lol
Jun 12, 2017 14:39:09 GMT -5