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Old 12-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default anyone do custom wide body? i need advice

hey everyone i start to do a trial n error wide body. I'm just experimenting on how wide and what style wide body i want.

should i use my templates to make the widebody in sheet metal?

or would it be better to make a fiberglass mold and make an overfender?

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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so ive decided on fiberglass. it is alot cheaper and easier to shape.

anyone have advice on what fiberglass, resin, gel coat, i should use?

i also read on something named tiger hair.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Tiger hair won't work for you. Its a heavy bodied filler mixed with glass. You need your initial coat down first. Make a plaster or clay mold fiberglass over it. You need all your contours and what not first. If you don't have a lot of body experience I would have someone help you or don't bother attempting the task yourself.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm gonna use styrofoam, and polyurethane expanding foam to cut and shape the width and contour.

Then lay plasticine, resin w/hardener, fiberglass woven cloth, to make the mold.

My goal is to make a rivet on overfender with a flare around 90mm.

Right now I'm just researching. When I get the funds then I'll actually attempt it.

If anyone has advice on what the best quality and reasonably priced products to use. I'm all ears.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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Check out this forum: http://www.fiberglassforums.com/

There are a lot of build threads, advice on what products they prefer, etc. But you are only given a certain amount of threads you can read, then, ask you to register (free).
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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mod some kakumi flairs? I dont know anyone that would need more tire than what a karlton flare will hold though. You could alway tub it and go with a 9" rear.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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The work involved to do this would be staggering.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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Bleh..........
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Before this thread gets too old... Just curious if this project ever got done, if it's still in progress, still considering for future build, or if it turned into a bail? It looks like it would be an amazing fitment project.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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It still in consideration. I have many stages on my car to complete before starting the wide body..
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:46 AM   #11
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So you still plan to use the crazy low offset Professors? And I'm assuming you're going to do the front just as aggressive?
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:10 AM   #12
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Yes. Btw they're not professors they're work meisters. And the fronts aren't as aggressive.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:11 AM   #13
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #14
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Thanks for the thread link! Some good work in there lol
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