Originally Posted by GoldenBullet
with all that resin that thing could survive a nuclear blast
You aren't kidding.
. It'* solid. My thoughts are to smooth the backs of the gauges pretty smooth, leaving the bumps on the top, say from where it flattens on top.
Thoughts on where it meets the dash are also key. Planning on adding a decent thickness of material at the bottom lip inside to add support for the dash. Don't want to have the gauges bounce a little during semi normal driving and dig into or break up the dash.
Wiring will be another fun item (luckily the HUD is easily removed for wiring/routing. The Timing Commander has about 18" of ribbon cabling from the control box. Boost gauge will be easily mobile with only a hard line restricting it and I've already got the Aeroforce in place (currently zip tied to the HUD bracket.) and looking quite ghetto.
Redwings.. When you ask how hard it is.. I'll tell you this is my second attempt at fiberglassing. First was the single pod that I started this project from. Read the can the next time you are at an autoparts store or Walmart etc. Cut pieces of glass, soak in resin..coat area and lay glass in smoothing air bubbles. Cures in about 1.5-2 hours. As for how difficult it is for each person... depends on each person. When Silverbullet started to build a gauge pod, the best two pieces of advice we could give him were... it will look very ugly before it looks good and sand until it'* perfect. If you sand too far..add more material. Right now..I've got a ton of material on there and I will be adding more before sanding and smoothing. Surely I'll have plenty of time to sand and smooth. Current state has about broken up hours into it.