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Old 11-10-2009, 11:13 PM   #361
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Cool,I quiver with anticipation.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #362
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wow, that hood is looking good!
Thanks man
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:12 AM   #363
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The hood looks amazing!...but the flares have my heart for now, lol! When do you anticipate starting a production run on the lidless hoods? I'm thinkin this will be my Christmas gift .... The flares and the hardtop were just a, "you deserve it"...

What the hell is that you use to make the molds??

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Old 11-11-2009, 12:18 AM   #364
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The pieces are first sprayed with a liquid that turns into a thing layer of green plastic. Then I spray gelcoat over that in a contrasting color to what the parts will be. After that, I start laying 4-6 layers of fiberglass depending on how big the part will be. The hoods were done with 6 and the fender flares were done with 4. Pretty easy, but you just have to watch for any bubbles in the glass where it didn't go down right.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:23 AM   #365
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Lidless hoods will be made soon, but I want to stop giving an anticipated date at this point due to the fact that I don't know how much time I can alot to this right now. As of now i am working on it a little every night, but I don't have all day to do it like I had. If we get nothing other than these deer stands in the next week, then I would anticipate I could be pumping these out in less than two weeks. I just can't tell you definitively when I can start. It is all work load related.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:25 AM   #366
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The pieces are first sprayed with a liquid that turns into a thing layer of green plastic. Then I spray gelcoat over that in a contrasting color to what the parts will be. After that, I start laying 4-6 layers of fiberglass depending on how big the part will be. The hoods were done with 6 and the fender flares were done with 4. Pretty easy, but you just have to watch for any bubbles in the glass where it didn't go down right.
I take it the Green plastic is so you can take the "thing" being molded out...

Gel coat to give the inside of the mold a smooth finish..

And fiberglass for structure...

The bubbles I presume would just cause defects and blemishes...
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #367
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Lidless hoods will be made soon, but I want to stop giving an anticipated date at this point due to the fact that I don't know how much time I can alot to this right now. As of now i am working on it a little every night, but I don't have all day to do it like I had. If we get nothing other than these deer stands in the next week, then I would anticipate I could be pumping these out in less than two weeks. I just can't tell you definitively when I can start. It is all work load related.
I gotcha....We'll all be ready when you are!
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:31 AM   #368
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** EDIT** Nvm...it's getting late, I see its just the angle of the dangle

I ment to ask ya....I see one flare here, what's the other piece?

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Old 11-11-2009, 12:38 AM   #369
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in for flares
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:23 AM   #370
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Really interested in hood. Speaking of hood pins/ aerocatch, what is everyones experiences/ reccomendations?
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:26 AM   #371
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OMG OMG OMG I'm more than likely in for flares
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** EDIT** Nvm...it's getting late, I see its just the angle of the dangle

I ment to ask ya....I see one flare here, what's the other piece?

The mold?
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #373
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They are both molds with the parts still in them. He just didn't see it correctly when he first saw the picture
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:04 AM   #374
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If anyone makes fun of my dog. No hood for you
how about you start making hoods for the nb otherwise we make fun of the dog?

Hehe looking good though, i'm surprised how shinny and smooth it came out. Good work man. Hoping to see some NB parts.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #375
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did you come up with the price on teh flares yet?
obviously u will be selling at least 10 sets instantly.

(please keep the price down so i can get a set)
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:44 PM   #376
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Probably somewhere in the $375-425 range. I am still trying to figure that out.
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Probably somewhere in the $375-425 range. I am still trying to figure that out.
Damn! I got ripped off... The premium I paid is worth getting the orignals....to me at least

Fairly priced I must say though, your going to sell boat loads! When you go into production, post something over at CR to rake in some more!

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Old 11-11-2009, 01:26 PM   #378
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I am not making much on them. Just enough to keep my interest and get a front subframe for an LS1 after a while.
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I am not making much on them. Just enough to keep my interest and get a front subframe for an LS1 after a while.
It'll be worth your while....we have to come up with something else to have you make now....bumpers
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #380
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I have no desire to make a new bumper. To get that symmetric, a design that doesn't kill me to do, and one that will sell well, is a pain in the *** I don't want to deal with. No offense. I am open to ideas, but have little to no desire for that.
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