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Old 31st May 2019, 12:45
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Fibreglass

Will I got some Woven Roving Fibreglass to start covering my wire frame, this will have a small amount of resin painted on it to create the base over the wire frame that I can build on with foam and filler.

Here is an image of the fibreglass just laying on the frame, it gives an idea of the shape of the car.


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Old 31st May 2019, 12:50
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More Welding and back on to foam work!

Well after a few weeks of not having the space to carry on with the project I have now been able to get some decent work done!

I mirrored the wire frame onto the passenger side and then started to clamp strips of fibreglass material to the wire frame. Once it was all clamped in place I covered the fibreglass in resin. Now this was done to give me a base to put the expanding foam on. It worked well, and meant I had a decent start with the foam and also pointed out a few problems with my design/framework.





As you can see, the "tunnels" behind the headrests are WAY too pronounced and it's starting to look like the Bat Mobile! Not what I'm trying to achieve!

But that's fine, I can build up the foam to lessen the effect of the tunnels. Funny how in framework it looks fine, but soon as there's a solid mass to look at the appearance changes completely.

So onto the foam!








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Old 1st June 2019, 10:55
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This morning has been all about the sanding and shaping. Using the air sanders I've been cutting back the foam and bringing the shape out that I want for the car.

Here is the first side profile view



It's getting there and needs a lot of work but you can see where it's trying to go now and the proportions.

I'm stopping for now though as I need to start working on the boot and working out exactly how it's going to look and work. I'm keeping the existing boot hinges and lock system in place so working round those.
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Old 7th June 2019, 07:46
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Bellicose Looks like you are making good progress.

Are you going to use the foam as a 'buck' to make the final body in fibreglass?

Good luck, Paul.
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Bellicose Looks like you are making good progress.

Are you going to use the foam as a 'buck' to make the final body in fibreglass?

Good luck, Paul.
Hey Paul, yes. Everything you see at the moment is purely to take moulds from. Once that's done everything will be stripped off the car and the fibreglass panels will be attached to make the new body.
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following with interest
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Old 8th June 2019, 17:00
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Today I've spent some time adjusting the side design and adding some details.

It's all photoshop and going to change a lot once on the car but it's showing the shape come to life more and more.

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interesting!
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