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A Bit More Progress

Discussion in 'Bodies' started by choppinczech, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. CheapT

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    Looking for info on this too. Here's what I'd do. I'd build up a radius with tiger hair and then use woven over that. I'd love to hear it that would work or if I'm way off base. I'll probably be doing the same thing in the near future.
     
  2. old round fart

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    You couldn’t do it with fiberglass? I thought you could do EVERYTHING with fiberglass! Lol
     
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    I'd use torn pieces of mat. Like the ones in my post #730. The most important thing is to grind off the gel coat all around the connecting areas on the body and the front of the bed. 2-3 inches to expose only the raw glass.

    Then get the bed positioned and attached with body filler, epoxy or panel adhesive. You don't want any voids where they meet up. If there's a mounting flange I'll even throw in some pop rivets after the filler has set up.

    Then it's simply a matter of building up the contours and radiuses with the mat.
     
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    Sucks being a perfectionist! I get it!
     
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    I really enjoy watching your build. Thanks for sharing.
     

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