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Old 02-19-2007, 10:48 PM   #11
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Not sure how it fits the A pillar yet. It'll fit perfectly when I'm done.

Bondo might be cheaper..it'* not any easier than pouring in the resin. I am aiming for strength and rigidity. My experience with bondo so far is that it was designed for a thin layer situation. The resin is a tough sanding job though.
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If only this forum was scratch and sniff.
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Thats allot of resin. I mean I know you want durability, but I thought you were in the making of another tranny mount LOL jk Its coming along nicely. Pics like these FTW when you compare it to the finished product!!
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you know, most people would fll that with bondo. cheaper and easier to sand down later if needed.

Looks good though.
I would have done the same thing to fill it in rather work a little harder and use less bondo especially there, prefer to add less Bondo makes a nicer finish and more durable. IMO

BTW that looks mean i like it forget about usin the Heater Vents lol
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Wow... that is going to look awesome when your done...

i want to learn how to do that... is it really hard to learn?
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A-pillar fit will be easy. Getting it to fit flush on the dash is the key now.
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with all that resin that thing could survive a nuclear blast
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:55 AM   #18
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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.
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The Bondo is getting pretty thick. Glad I have that super deluxe layer of resin/fiberglass underneath.

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Some sanding to shape it a bit
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After all that I'm starting to think maybe the quart wasn't the right size to buy.
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You have a Anus, i mean a umm pinky.. ummm no, a whirlpool


Sorry mind was in a bad place right there
looking good though, one step closer to being done
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