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Old 02-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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I started posting this on my local fourm Awdpirates.net but I have decide to bring it over here to share.

I finally decided to get my car painted. But before I do I decided that I should finish the exterior; so here is my new project.
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And the Spec C Vent hopefully will be here by friday.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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Well tonight I decide that I couldn't stand how the door line just ends 2/3 of the way threw the door so I pulled the fender back off and started work on it.









And I figured that I would just thow a few of these in here too.



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Old 02-27-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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I have been tossing around a few new ideas. First I'm thinking of shaveing the door handles; and second I'm thinking of making the wide body a littly more aggresive. I do plan on cutting the rear quaters now. But I'm also thinking of bringing the fender line up a little bit to about the top of the tail light mark and maybe widen the fenders a little more too. So give me some input on what you think.

Here is the molds i started to make







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Old 02-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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I have been quite a few more molds of everything the last few days and hopefully by this weekend I'll be ready to start glassing together some final parts.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #6
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Today I got in my roof vent that I have been waiting almost a month to get from Japan.



Here is the install pics.



The First step is to remove the headliner. I decided to just push it to the back instead of pulling it completly out.



Then you have to drill out the spot welds that are holding on the map light bracket.



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Old 02-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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Then you start the scariest part





Then you install the new frame piece and trim so that you can trace out the hole you need to cut



Now most people make a paper template, drill a couple of refrence holes and then set the paper on the roof and re-draw the cut out. I felt that this had too much room for error so I came up with a new idea. I bolted the vent, frame, and trim all on the oppisite sides.







Here is the hole I marked and to show how accurate it was, I drilled a few reference holes.





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Old 02-27-2008, 04:15 PM   #8
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Then I found some AWESOME glasses that had to have been from my great grandfather.













Then I went to put on the scoop that I bought only to find out that the vent wouldn't fully open. I decided to cut out out the cornors of the scoop.





I'll fiberglass it and hopefully install it tommorow after I get off of work.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:16 PM   #9
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Here is what I got done this weekend. It would have been more but I spent 8.5 hours in the ER on saturday because I cut my finger at work.



This was the rough cut, I forgot to take the final cut out pic







And the fisrt layer of fiberglass is on the roof scoop.

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Old 02-27-2008, 04:16 PM   #10
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Ok it's time for a little update. Last week I spent 8.5 hrs in the ER because of a little incident at work with my finger so that has slowed my progress greatly but I'm getting back on the horse now.



I had to re-cut and glass the roof scoop because it still didn't fit.



Here is where I'm at now, I have a little more filler to add to finish smoothing it all out. I also ordered 862 sq feet of 1.5 oz fiberglass mat and a few gallons of top grade poly resin which should all be here in a few more days :twisted:
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #11
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Looks like you got yourself alot of work ahead of you. Wish I time for such a project.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:41 PM   #12
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wow. Subscribed.

Although, i think i see nugs in the last picture lol! Confirm?

cant wait for updates.

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Old 02-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #13
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:02 PM   #14
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Ok, I'm off work now time to re-upload everything

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always loving widebodys, and it looks as it you have some body skills too.

ps, looking for a 4eat? got a mint, less than 30k mile one if you are still looking

good luck with the rest!!
I bought a 4EAT core a couple months back from a fellow pirate but he said it had some major problem but a cores a core right? anyways just for :-) how much would you want for it and what all would you include with it?




It's almost alive!!!!!! ok ok anyways tonight I just about finished the bottom so I gave it a few light coats of primer to see where all my pinholes are and to seal the filler.


FTMFW!
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:02 PM   #15
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I got my huge 85lb roll fiberglass mat today so I got right to work. I decided last week that my old molds did not have good enough contors around the top lip. I belive this is because I tool the molds with the panels on the car. This time I'm taking all molds while the pieces are off the car. Here is some of tonights work. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, I left my camera at Ambers.



I decide for mold sake that it would be best to fill in the gas tank door. I have found that duck-tape wrinkes when you glass over it. Masking tape is a little better at not wrinkling but the glue on the tape turns to slim and can cause issues. So this time I'm trying some acutal duct tape to see how it holds up.







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Old 02-27-2008, 06:03 PM   #16
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Time for an update



The gas door spot didn't turn out to well so I cut it out I used another one of my molds as backing inorder to fill it in.





I also decide that the corner of one mold needed a little help too.











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Old 02-27-2008, 06:03 PM   #17
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To determine the position of the mounting holes I first measured it out



Then to double check my measurements I put little pieces of paper towel in each bolt hole and painted them with some finger nail polish.



Like always it came out perfect 8)

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:04 PM   #18
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Once we paint the roof vent and the inside of the scoop then I will mold the scoop in with some 3M panel bond adhesive.

Here is a before and after pic of the scoop



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I decided that until I get my car painted everything I work on is going to get painted flat black; thanks EvilDead2. And thanks again critical-motion for the new hood.







I plan on raising the fender lip and bring it out a inch or two more. Here is the first phase of the front fenders.







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I'm basing the front end roughly off this R/C car.





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Old 02-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #22
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that's gonna look awesome when you're done! i don't know if i could ever grow the balls to cut my roof! can't wait to see some more progress pics!
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #23
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Lots of glass! I like the flat black. How long will you run that?

how much weight do you think this will add to the bodywork?

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I'm guessing not much. In the front I'm getting rid of the steel fendars and relpacing them with fiberglass and in the rear I'm gussing I'll add maybe 10lbs; 15lbs tops. Each piece only weighs about a pound if that. Then you add 20 or so rivets and a little body filler and call it a day. But allso I'll be cutting out some metal around the wheels.
As for the flat black its really starting to grow on me. Original I just planed on painting all the body pieces I touch that color until I got the car painted but now after looking at Brewce Waynes car and all of these I'm starting to think of getting it painted flat black with maybe a mat satin finish. Plus I'll do anything to make EvilDead2 happy.















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Or maybe a flat blue

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The wounderfull USPS man dropped off a nice gift today.

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