If your considering Coroplast, this Facebook Group is a must read. You can get your questions answered here. Velomobiles – Coroplast.
Orin Peters VM
If I wanted to ask someone to give me full fairing build lessons, Orin Peters would be at the top of the list. This isn’t his first rodeo, he has a couple of other builds behind him. This is one of the smoother Coroplast builds I have seen.
You can scroll through the Velomobiles – Coroplast Facebooik site to find Orion Peters build information. You can also search Orion Peters on the Coroplast site. Bertween Orion Peters and the other experienced VM builders, the Velomobiles – Coroplast Facebooik site is a must read for a new VM builder.
BROL’er, Rick OBrien, (robrien24) Has a near complete full fairing for his ICE Sprint RS. Rick’s modular approach to building is unique and looks strong, lightweight with great aesthetics. His complete build information can be found on this BROL thread.
Facet V1 Velomobile
Here is a new build of Coroplast by Jeff-o on BentRider Online and he has made a super Instructable of his build. This is one of my favorites of Coroplast. Jeff has done an exceptional job of outlining his steps from computer modeling to his research of gluing methods. I love his chose of color for the full fairing on his trike. Way to go Jeff.
DeltaWolf Velomobile of Coroplast
Pat Eaton is in the process of finishing a very nice velomobile built on the AtomicZombie DeltaWolf frame. I’ve enjoyed watching this project unfold on the AtomicZombie Forum. I also have a DeltaWolf and plan to start soon on my velomobile. Job well done, Pat.
Gerry Strope Velo
Here is a build I watched on AZ from the start. Gerry Strope has done an excellent job on his DIY project. You can catch his blog here. Here
Gerry Strope has built a second velomobile fairing. Much more aerodynamic, at least to the eye. More pictures of Gerry’s fine build may be found here.
Below you will find assorted links in no particular order.
I guess to start it off, here is the Coropalst Home Page.
This thread on Bent Rider Online has a wealth on links to other’s builds. Here I’m sorry if some of the links are dead.
Here are 2 builds by Paul Jones. I really like the second one. Smooth Here
Here is the Warp Drive by Eric Warp Here
Brad Teubner’s HPV Projects Here
Brad Teubner’s Building the Orange II Velomobile Here
Second on the page is a touring version.
Brad Teubner’s Winter Cab Version 2 Here
Russell J Dwarshuis Coroplast Build Here
John Foltz’s Wheel Disk Here
Garrie Hil’s information is priceless.
Garrie’s Coroplast Presentation & lots of construction info. Here
Bill Volk’s Coroplast Craziness Page! Here
Warren Beauchamp Practical (and inexpensive) HPV Fairing Here
COROPLAST HPV BODY CONSTRUCTION by Bob Stuart Here
How to Build a Streamliner Warren Beauchamp Here
Fairing Seminar 3-28-98 by Ed Gin Here Must Read Here
Coroplast scoring tool. Here
Fairing Coroplast with a Hand Plane Here
Trike Trek 11- coroplast fairing Here
Zotefoam Information, maybe it will take a page of it’s own. Here
Notes on gluing Coroplast
How to glue Coroplast from Recumbents.com http://www.recumbents.com/mars/pages/proj/misc/coroglue.html
This thread from bentrideronline dates back to 2006 – There may be better info now. http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/archive/index.php/t-18636.html
Coroplast.com post this information. This is copied from their FAQ page. http://www.coroplast.com/technicalinfo/faq.htm
Q: Is it possible to bond or glue two pieces of Coroplast together?
A: Polypropylene is great for many uses due to the fact that it is resistant to chemicals; unfortunately the same properties make it difficult to bond using chemical bonding agents. However, several products have been developed recently by companies such as 3M that are designed to bond polypropylene structurally. Coroplast has not yet tested these products fully. 3M’s Scotch-Weld™ Structural Plastic Adhesive DP-8005 is available from Grainger and other distributors for industrial use.
Heat welding with proper tools is an excellent method to bond two sheets of Coroplast®.