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Old 28th February 2019, 07:48
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Still working on this madness!!
Been busy making a tail light lens out of that water clear casting resin.

Constructed a formwork out of guttering, suspended a 15mm chrome pipe about mid-point, added the resin then some red dye.

Have got a set of LED strip light to go behind.




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Old 28th February 2019, 07:51
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Also got some bits back from chrome.

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Old 28th February 2019, 08:02
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Coming on well. The world needs radical customs.
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Old 1st March 2019, 07:02
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Thanks for the update ...can’t wait to see this one done
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Old 1st March 2019, 10:15
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Colin HD - I'm always impressed with your ability to make parts from scratch.

Hope the rest of the build goes well.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 1st March 2019, 11:21
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Cheers Paul, this was never planned as a 'high dollar' build, I have an idea of want I want and have to figure out how I can build it within a low budget.

I currently have around £2,300 in the car and that includes:
Purchase
Transport
Materials
Upholstery
The dome

All (all!!!) I need now is wheels & paint and I might tidy-up or change out the engine.
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Old 2nd March 2019, 09:57
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What you doing for wheels ??

Moon discs to keep it on budget ??
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Old 2nd March 2019, 15:16
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I have a set of kustom hubcaps with bullet centers planned for the rear.

Thinking about narrowing the front wheels down to 3 inches wide, possibly Moons inside and out.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 15:11
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Still working on this madness!!
Been busy making a tail light lens out of that water clear casting resin.

Constructed a formwork out of guttering, suspended a 15mm chrome pipe about mid-point, added the resin then some red dye.

Have got a set of LED strip light to go behind.




A very interesting build. I wonder whether it is possible to make a replacement lens cover using water-clear resin (with colour added), or would it be too fragile? It looks like your lens is solid (12mm or so diameter, so 6mm thick?) which I guess would make it unlikely to break. Did you use the regular clear-casting resin from GRP suppliers? There is a 'special resin' available from a limited number of suppliers, but is hugely expensive!
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Old 3rd March 2019, 17:27
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The form was made 75mm miniflow guttering and is a solid pour of the standard water clear resin.
There are about 10mm flanges all round.
I added the chrome tube for strength, bit like rebar in concrete.
Might router out the back and sink the LED strip light into the back.
4 litres of resin - £40
Guttering - £5
Timber (used some leftover bits) say £5
Chrome (again leftovers) say £10
Some Stripper Glitter (leftovers �� Don't ask)
Food coloring
Call it £60 for a totall different rear lens.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 17:49
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The form was made 75mm miniflow guttering and is a solid pour of the standard water clear resin.
There are about 10mm flanges all round.
I added the chrome tube for strength, bit like rebar in concrete.
Might router out the back and sink the LED strip light into the back.
4 litres of resin - £40
Guttering - £5
Timber (used some leftover bits) say £5
Chrome (again leftovers) say £10
Some Stripper Glitter (leftovers �� Don't ask)
Food coloring
Call it £60 for a totall different rear lens.
Ah - I get it... I can see the chrome tube inside now I've looked again. Food colouring? I was thinking of polyester transparent pigment
https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co....gments-casting
If trying to reproduce an existing light lens I guess it would need to be a 2-part mould and the finished item would be about 3mm thick - It may be ok for an indicator lens, but a rear light lens may get too hot? I'd be interested to try it though - I like fiddling with making things.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 17:52
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Rounded the corners and fitted the lens.



Also managed to get the gauges in today.

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Old 3rd March 2019, 17:59
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There are several videos on YouTube showing how to make lenses from existing lenses.
Think you would need silicon molding resin.

Agreed, think they would be fairly brittle.

Same just like making my own stuff, good sense of achievement.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 18:01
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Food coloring, because it was free!!!

There are plenty of dyes available.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 22:32
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I have a set of kustom hubcaps with bullet centers planned for the rear.

Thinking about narrowing the front wheels down to 3 inches wide, possibly Moons inside and out.
Like the idea for the fronts with some skinny 135/15ís would make the car more cartoonish
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Old 6th March 2019, 02:04
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Thanks for keeping posting on here.

I really enjoy dropping back to this thread to see what craziness you have been up to!
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Old 28th April 2019, 22:13
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Slowly getting there.




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Old 28th April 2019, 22:52
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That is looking awesome. Just rebody for reg, then cause chaos in the rush hour. Mental. Deep envy!
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Old 29th April 2019, 00:03
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looking fantastic!
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Old 29th April 2019, 07:56
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Cheers Guys,
It 'should' be just a 'straightforward' Rebody, as the chassis/pan hasn't be changed and has the same engine etc.
Think I'm still on the full (18?) points for the build.
Really wanted to get it to the Kit Car Show next weekend, but unless somebody has a spare trailer/loader, not going to happen.
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