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Old 6th September 2020, 10:28
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Looks closer to the rear profile of the abarth 356 coupe

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Old 6th September 2020, 19:25
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Not every day you plaster a car but I fingered it was going to be the essayist way to fill and smooth things out

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I then covered everything in tin foil so touch wood 90% should come off without to much trouble
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I used 300g csm then 3mm core mat two more 300 then topped just the middle with 600 csm hopefully it should give me enough strength. if not I will add more after I cut it back .

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it should be thick enough to cut back around the windows I will then gel coat the lot. I will also fill in the inside of the A post and put a top on the B post

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least I can make the B post on the bench and just glass it in,Most of it had set by the time I packed up I had to resist the temptation to cut the windows out and start removing the inner support.
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Old 6th September 2020, 21:03
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Actually surprised to see such good progress so soon.
Looking good.
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Old 7th September 2020, 13:50
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And we have a roof considering I only did it yesterday it seems rock solid as it cures it can only get better. Next job cut it back fit A&B post then gel coat blend it all in. windows to trim back and make a cut the templates for glass
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hopefully when the plaster is dry a good thump on the roof most of it should fall off if not that,s going to be a bugger to clean off

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Old 7th September 2020, 14:45
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Love this project so much! I've just taken delivery of fibreglass and resin to carry on with my car the way you are with yours!

You inspire people!!!
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Old 7th September 2020, 18:11
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I like the plater idea - I'd considered using Plaster of Paris to get a shape and (once dried fully) sealing with varnish, but I like your tin foil idea! Did you wax the tin foil? and what plaster did you use?
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Mitchelkitman ,,,,plaster is just a multi Finnish but any finishing plaster will do the same job. No wax dose not need on tin foil. top tip put a hand full of cement in the plaster makes it set quick saves you waiting around for ages. dont over do the cement it will set before you know it
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Love this project so much! I've just taken delivery of fibreglass and resin to carry on with my car the way you are with yours!

You inspire people!!!
thank you we all need a push sometimes knowing others like what I am doing keeps me going.
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Jedward is starting to look the part the roof smoothed out bloody good even if I do say so myself.
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I changed the back window to two as the curve on the roof wasn't going to work with plate glass.

started on the inside putting an inner on the roof so its not just a skin all the widows need trimming back and the dash is going to get changed.

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hard work trying to glass on the in side of the roof with strong winds blowing though the car .another few days work on the outside could see some primmer on the car that will transform it. I am starting to thinking about bumpers yes or no
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Old 13th September 2020, 21:30
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Does the aluminium foil just peel off the resin without sticking at all?
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I made the mistake of using glue to hold it on the plaster in places so were they is glue it stuck it dose peel off with work. No glue no it will not stick when dry it will peel off.

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Looking pretty good so far. No bumpers please, go for the Outlaw look.
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what a difference a bit of primmer makes it shows I have loads of tweaking filling and sanding yet again. still getting there sweet but yar

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Fantastic so far.
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Looking good
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I've been off the grid for a couple of weeks doing other stuff and thought I'd catch up with progress on the forum this morning and WOW!

Incredible progress and it's really coming together as a resolved and unique design.

Just as I'm (very slowly) using 550 Spyder cues to create the look of a 356 racer by Wendler, you have managed, pretty much from scratch, to make a very convincing 356 Coupe by Hebmuller.

Just awesome.
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