Automotive & transport products
GRP and fibreglass composite technology have come a long way since the Jensen Interceptor and Reliant Robin first hit our streets in the early ’70s.
Today’s composites offer excellent impact resistance with the inherent rigidity and stable, UV fast colour… whilst retaining a well-earned reputation for lightness and low maintenance; GRP is unaffected by sea air and corrosive road salt.
Lightweight car bodywork in fibreglass
The extremely lightweight and shock-absorbing properties of GRP, combined with its ability to be formed into complex shapes, makes composite fibreglass the perfect material for any specialist low volume vehicle, especially those destined for a life in the fast lane or on the track.
stuart:pease have produced the bodywork for many racing cars (including the Ginetta), kit cars, and adaptive body kits for road cars… both in volume and as one-off bespoke projects such as the Landrover ‘Ibex’, illustrated here.
Components can be supplied as blanks, ready for post-production painting… or manufactured with a durable colour finish, straight from the mould, for the serious weight-conscious, specialist racing customer.
All new commercial airliners and military planes rely upon composite materials for their strength and durability, with hobbyists and kit makers also turning increasingly to GRP.
It’s not just in the air that fibreglass has a role to play… stuart:pease designed, fabricated and installed this state of the art aircrew training simulator.
GRP commercial vehicle body kits
Composite panels are structurally strong, but significantly lighter than conventional pressed steel or aluminium, increasing the overall load-carrying capacity of the vehicle.
In addition to cab fronts, aerodynamic spoilers, bumpers, side skirts, air dams, trailer bow fronts and internal cab trim, stuart:pease can produce specialist body conversion kits for PSV and tour vehicles. More on Automotive & Transport GRP Fibreglass applications.
A complete cosmetic makeover of the Landrover Defender
Including a redesigned bonnet, grill, front & rear wheel arches
…creating a stunning new look and reducing weight by 80Kg