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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Thu, Mar-16-2017, 11:15:02 PM   #261
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Can't wait for Vinceskins!!
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So the welded plates dont work? Foam?
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Old Fri, Mar-17-2017, 02:13:19 AM   #264
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Old Fri, Mar-17-2017, 07:54:08 PM   #265
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I'm glad you guy's are excited!

I just added an update to the "unofficial VinceSkin thread"

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For those of you waiting for the VinceSkins (fka VincePlates) here's finally an update.

I've chosen a design philosophy, made almost all the paper and cardboard templates, and have now moved on to the steel templates. Or the prototypes if you will.

These steel templates will later be unfolded (which is why they're not welded at this time) in order to serve as templates for the CAD models.

At this time I have two skins done for the front and rear left side.

Still to be done on these skins is to establish the rivet hole pattern.

As far as possible I've decided to match the rivet holes to the spot weld locations, where ever it makes sense.

The main reasons being:
• Ensure I hit a double/multi layer area
• Address any potentially popped spot welds (it's proven to be pretty common) at the same time

The multi layer design of the VinceSkins provide:
• A very close fit against the underside of the RACP (hence "skins" rather than plates) made possible by the thinner sheet metal in each layer
• Digressive plate thickness providing a smooth stress transition
• Flexibility in terms of coverage and protection. Larger skins with more coverage for old RACP with existing cracks, and smaller skins for pristine, or replaced, RACP's with minimal or no cracks.
• Ability to mix and match skin layers to accommodate any special needs/requirements

That said, here are some pictures of the left rear mount with what I'd call an intermediate pair of skins.









(These are spacer plates filling up the recesses)





And here are some pictures of the left front mount with a pair of lower coverage skins










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Old Sat, Mar-18-2017, 12:44:07 AM   #266
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Old Sat, Mar-18-2017, 01:47:37 AM   #267
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Awesome!!
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Chicane Motorsports is installing my Vincebar and Reddish plates in the next week or so!


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Old Mon, Mar-20-2017, 04:25:21 AM   #269
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Old Fri, Mar-24-2017, 07:35:04 PM   #270
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Hey Vince, any chance you'll be doing another group buy? I'll definitely be in for the epoxy version of your next group buy. If not, have you set up some sort of website for purchases (without the group buy discount?) Thanks!

Has anyone gotten quotes for installation for the epoxy version?

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