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Old 3rd October 2014, 09:57
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Default fiberglass book suggestions

hi, any suggestions about a good book about automotive fiberglass fabrication, molding of complex parts and so on?
in the web i found a lot of informations, but i would like to find something better, if exists)
thanks!
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I got this book and DVD via CompleteKitCar and it certainly helped a complete beginner like me.



Although I guess it depends on how just how complex the parts you are planning are.

Hope that helps, Paul.
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Old 3rd October 2014, 14:01
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thank you Paul. i didnt thoght about magazine's books... i think also CompleteKitcar have some books like that. later i will check. thanks for the suggestion.

may i ask what you built in fiberglass?)))
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sorry. not CompleteKitcar (the same you suggested) but Totalkitcar.
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...may i ask what you built in fiberglass? ...
On a small scale I have made tail pipe cut outs for my body shell based on beer cans.









On a bigger scale I have made a complete scuttle from scratch.





There is lots of detail about my various fibreglass work in my build thread.

It starts from post #990 if you scroll down on this page.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...t=3492&page=50

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Old 3rd October 2014, 14:54
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i saw your project, veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery interesting!!!
i like Sammio very much.
also my car will be of the same color as yours) (a Guzzi powered Pembleton Brooklands)
good luck and keep working hard!
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Agreed, very cool project! In terms of book recommendations I can certainly suggest you take a look at The Fibreglass Manual by Keith Noakes. Very detailed and informative without bogging you down too much.
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Agreed, very cool project! In terms of book recommendations I can certainly suggest you take a look at The Fibreglass Manual by Keith Noakes. Very detailed and informative without bogging you down too much.
I agree . A very good read and helpful.
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"The Fibreglass Manual" by Keith Noakes has been my bedtime reading for several months. Very comprehensive but a bit repetitive - he says much of the same for moulds as he does for parts but I found some useful tips even though I already knew the basics.
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