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Fiberglass, body panels, valences. Also interior pieces like seats, dashes, etc
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fiberglass

Postby joecrotch » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:06 am

Anyone know of a place to get cheap fiberglass body parts?
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Yoshi » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:04 pm

I always thought about doing it myself. One day I'm making myself overfenders. So when I smash into walls, I just bolt on a new one. w00t!
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Re: fiberglass

Postby M20_fever » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:34 pm

yeah, I plan on trying this eventually also, but no idea where to source parts right now.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby joecrotch » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:12 am

I went to school for aviation maintenance and during that time we learned a lot about making composite parts so I suppose car parts would be easy guess I should try.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Yoshi » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:14 pm

you should make up a tutorial.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Lames » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:47 pm

A "How to Fiberglass" sticky would be awesome!
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Joe_Beard » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:19 pm

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/

Good source for all your body fab needs.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby LEAN_E30 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:26 am

nice linky :mrgreen:
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Zam1z » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:53 pm

good way to do is buy gelcoat,but its pretty expensive.
i have done pretty mutch with fiberglass,bodykit for my friend honda,front fenders for bmw and hood,and few parts for my aprilia. Im havent tested that gelcoat ever,but i heard that its good stuff. :lol:
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Yoshi » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:02 pm

thanks for the info Zam1z! I def want to fiberglass soonish.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Zam1z » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:11 am

tomorrow i start doing roof scoop from fiberglass. i could post some pictures of making progress :?:
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Re: fiberglass

Postby Yoshi » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:57 pm

fuck yes please do.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby joecrotch » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:40 am

Ok so I busted out all my old composite tools from school. Im gonna try and copy a stock hood with some air vents using the stock hood as a template. I will take picks and do a step by step as i do it. need to finish figuring out my spark prob but as soon as I am done I will get started on that!
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Re: fiberglass

Postby LEAN_E30 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:15 am

please do not start doing pointless scoops and vents. that shit is just retarded. ...and i'm gonna make fun of you if it's not 100% functional and is a measurable performance increase over stock.

fair warning. if you act like a dumbass, i will treat you like your acting like a dumbass. if you want style and to do something "different" tastefully, feel free to PM me, i'm all in support of fine works of art ("art" - defined as an element expressing human perfection of and within its creation)

seriously, toss up some conceptual drawings and i'll lend my aesthetic aid free of charge. ...that doesn't happen too often.
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Re: fiberglass

Postby joecrotch » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:48 am

LEAN_E30 wrote:please do not start doing pointless scoops and vents. that shit is just retarded. ...and i'm gonna make fun of you if it's not 100% functional and is a measurable performance increase over stock.

fair warning. if you act like a dumbass, i will treat you like your acting like a dumbass. if you want style and to do something "different" tastefully, feel free to PM me, i'm all in support of fine works of art ("art" - defined as an element expressing human perfection of and within its creation)

seriously, toss up some conceptual drawings and i'll lend my aesthetic aid free of charge. ...that doesn't happen too often.



My car is a track rat there is nothing on my car that does not NEED to be there. the hood is heavy and a fiberglass replacement would do wonders. and air slits over my turbo will seriously help with rising under hood temps.

just because what my idea and your idea of what a e30 should look like don't fit the same mold doesn't mean you should start shooting off your mouth. btw nice to meet you too!
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