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Old 04-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #221
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It is stock. I will be making a lip for it later to trunkate the rear.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:06 AM   #222
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The doors are almost ready for moulding, should be done this week.

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The car looks great! You should incorperate a door recessed "pocket handle" in that inner door card so you can close the door more easily. I saw it done on some drift car (can't remember which one), but it looked really nice.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:05 AM   #224
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There will be some cut-outs for access in the door to install the hinge bolts etc. I took some video footage to see how my new phone works.

Check it here - http://youtu.be/Q_SIzoAd8Z0
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:30 AM   #225
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you sir, are an autobody god!
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:42 AM   #226
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What a flaming ball of ridiculousness... Awesome.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #227
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Left inner door ready for moulding -

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:11 AM   #228
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Seeing this all come together is making me look forward to when i start composites in school.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:37 AM   #229
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What are you using to make the moulds? Just chop?

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #230
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chop is a good way to go because it wont print through onto the final parts. the finer the better. the thicker gel coat the better too.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:58 AM   #231
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I use 450gsm chop strand and 2 thick coats of tooling gel coat.

I have moved house now, pulled down the old asbestos garage, and i just bought 6m x 10m garage. What ever that is in feet....

Concrete slab is going in on wednesday and then i will put up the garage by sunday i hope.
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Trunk, still needs trimming and i have to wash off the pva.

I weighed it too - It is 2.86lb's with the internal frame on, and it still needs trimming around the edges..... So i would think finished weight would be 2.5 lb's. And it is amazingly stiff now, it is almost imposiible to twist it, and definately can not bend it.

How many layers did you put?

2?
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Yep 2 layers with a soric core.
Trunk finished.
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Awesome, thanks
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Well i finally got a start on the car again. Moved house, etc.

Inner door mould is done and i made a c.f front spoiler for the yellow car.



Yellow na6 i bought to use for track days.

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Your work is absolutely amazing and looks great I wish I had a place to lean this stuff. I have used fiberglass with some success in the past but nothing I would say is really good quality.
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Yeah, cf lip looks awesome. How does one learn to do this? I mean did you teach yourself or get a book, etc.? Also, is it a lot cheaper to make (if you have the skills) than to buy?
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #238
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There is plenty of info online or go to the library to learn to make any parts you like. The front spoiler is a bit tricky to do, so i wouldn't do that for a first project. And yes, of course it is cheaper to make the parts yourself. As long as you have a project big enough to use most of the materials.
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Im just speachless, serious skills!! I couldn't do this if my life depended on it. Absolutely beautiful work. Not sure I like the lines, but appreciate your craftsmanship.
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This an amazing build. I can't wait to see it weighed.

Seems a shame to throw the heavy iron block bp in this light weight machine.
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