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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009, 08:52:18 PM »
A fair chunk of money but the enjoyment level of being able to communicate is well worth it IMO.
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009, 10:08:52 PM »
A fair chunk of money but the enjoyment level of being able to communicate is well worth it IMO.

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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 07:35:05 AM »
Call me stupid. But what is "PS paper"?
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 02:19:57 PM »
Pressure sensitive sandpaper.I use 60 grit  for roughing in a shape. just an FYI, paper WILL get dull sanding the stuff.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 08:03:21 PM »
Due to the foam being a bit "distressed" LOL!! I need to skim coat the whole plug and do final sanding.Before I use PVA (poly vinyl acetate) primer on the foam both as a barrier coat but also to ensure full adhesion to the foam of the flowable body putty used for the skim coat. Here it is before skimming.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2009, 08:04:08 PM »
well,hell that didn't show up too well.Better pic tomorrow.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2009, 08:08:43 PM »
3 pix of the hood in early stages. For this piece I rough in using a 3 1/4" electric plane and the concrete float with PS paper on it. Fricken foam dust and shavings EVERYWHERE!LOL!!.  Glad I got a schoolboy hired that does cleanup.He's gonna LOVE tomorrow. ;D ;D ;D
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 08:12:03 PM »
Thought I'd post up what the results of a little test.I have for years used PVA primer to get good adhesion of the flowable body putty to the foam. I had read recently though about using it as the barrier coating to keep the FG resin off the extruded polystyrene foam-EPS. EPS will melt with polyester resin on it. I had always in the past used clear shellac for this purpose with great results. Anyway I considered using the PVA this time .FORTUNATELY I had the sense to do a test run first. I learned a long time ago to treat all info on the web-this site excluded of course ;D ;D ,to not trust info without verifying for myself. Here are pics of the results. Plain pink foam with a big melted spot in 3 minutes. White PVA primed-melted much less but totally unacceptable in 15 minutes. Pink foam with shellac showed no signs at all of loss of shape after full cure. I'll stick with the shellac. 8)
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 10:02:30 PM »
Are you building plugs then moulds then parts?  Or are you going to glass the foam for a one shot part?

Will these parts fit someone else's Rorty design, or did you modify it  so they will only work on yours?

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 10:05:05 PM »
Are you building plugs then moulds then parts?  Or are you going to glass the foam for a one shot part?

Will these parts fit someone else's Rorty design, or did you modify it  so they will only work on yours?

If you want to sell these parts, please make sure you apply with the management of this site before trying to slip in any free advertising.  You have been warned.














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"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2009, 10:14:29 PM »
Actually the dash part would be pretty universal if the frame width was right.  Yours is plenty deep along the top, so it could be trimmed for a different windshield bar arrangement.

How wide is it overall?  ;D

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2009, 05:46:54 AM »
haven't measured. 50ish inches tho.
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Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2009, 03:59:07 PM »
It's 51.5" at widest point.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2009, 10:08:27 PM »
Any more progress pics for us students of the glass?
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2009, 06:24:47 AM »
I'll have a few in a day or 2. This is being done in the "spare time" between a couple of other projects.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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