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Fiberglass body components have been around for decades as lightweight replacements for steel body panels, though much of it as we have come to know offers little to be desired in the way of proper fit and finish. In the'60s, they were simply crude weight-savings devices installed on race cars that didn’t need to win any shows, but rather find their way to the winner’s circles. Fast forward 50-plus years, and fiberglass component quality is still an issue for a substantial part of the market. Anvil Auto aims to change that with precision-fabricated components in fiberglass, carbon fiber, and carbon/fiberglass construction.
For Anvil Auto, the automotive composite business began with a number of components for GM products, but Anvil proprietor, Matt Lazich, used his'69 Mustang build (MM&F 2012 Car of the Year) to design and develop the Mustang side of the product line. To showcase his company’s quality in design, fabrication and construction, Matt created components out of carbon fiber for his Mustang project.
Built by Pure Vision (Simi Valley, California), the Anvil Auto Mustang received numerous custom touches as directed by Pure Vision’s Steve Strope, as well Lazich, who added quite a bit of design influence. One of the touches was widening the rear fenders. Using plastic models to test out designs, Strope and Lazich opted for widening the fenders rather than adding larger fender flares. The change is hardly noticeable, but added room to the wheelhouse and subtly gave the Mustang a more pronounced figure. To match the shapely rear haunches, a similar modification was made to the front fenders, after which were used to produce molds for the carbon fiber and fiberglass versions.
Additional changes to the stock'69 Mustang body parts include more shapely bumpers that have been snugged up against the fenders, a highly modified hood, a three-piece rear spoiler extension, and more. The Anvil SportsRoof, as you may have seen in its Modified Mustangs & Fords features, utilizes the components’ carbon fiber construction as an exterior appearance detail; Lazich left a number of areas of the carbon fiber exposed to provide striping details.
Though carbon fiber is becoming more and more common, prices for these products are still quite high, though not out of reach. To reach a wider market, Anvil Auto is offering its components in fiberglass and carbon/fiberglass as lower cost options. All of the components take advantage of modern design and fabrication equipment, ensuring a better fit for your dollar.
Though carbon fiber is becoming more and more common, prices for these products are still quite high, though not out of reach
All of the components take advantage of modern design and fabrication equipment, ensuring a better fit for your dollar. For the Ford market, Anvil currently caters to the'69-’70 Mustang market