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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2009, 09:04:13 AM »
I understand that. I shelled the trans in the rail, got it pulled and Shane is in the process of building it.
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2009, 11:10:17 AM »
I'm watching closely! I want to try building a hood for my car... I'm learning!!!!!!

Nice work so far Fabr! :)
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2009, 11:11:26 AM »
So far.......... ;D ;D
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2009, 05:16:14 PM »
Well I guess it's been a day or 2 now. ;D ;D you know me.Always running behind or something comes up needing more attention than I want to give it! ::) ;)  Anyway here's a few pix to show the dash ready to cut out gauge cluster,GPS  and radio locations.  The dash is done in a moldless method.
  First step was the foam buck or plug . The pink thing in the previous pix. It has to be made a bit undersize to allow for FG thickness as you add layers.I used 2 layers of 3 oz. mat for this purpose.That gave a part approx .070 thick.
  Due to the fact that i used the same pink foam as I used 4 years ago BUT I failed to notice the density now is less the buck was a bit "soft" and would fingerprint easily so I had to skim coat the plug with Bondo.That necessitates sealing the foam from the bondo.Styrene foam will melt in the presence of bondo or polyester FG resin.
  So now I sand plug to final shape,fill defects and sand to near perfection(a bit of an ego thing! ;D). Next step is to apply 4 coats of high build polyester sanding primer.I use Featherfill by Evercoat. Stuff sands to perfection with no pinholes and is very predictable.Next step is to repeat last step as many times as it takes to get it right.
  Now we wax the plug with 4 coats of high temp mold wax.Buff to polish.This step is not really critical for the moldless part but makes plug release much easier. I also tried a new to product from Fibreglast that is a water based mold release.Just mist it on and that shit will RELEASE nicely!
  Now lay on a layer of resin.Don't worry it will separate on the plug and not stay spread out. You're only putting it on to give the mat something to grab and stay in place while wetting out the mat with additional resin.Use enough to fully wet but don't get carried away.Too much is just as bad as not enough.
  Smooth out the mat as well as you can.Much better to spend time now instead of sanding it later.With modern mats it's pretty easy to lay it on smoothly. Repeat with another layer of mat and wetting.
  Let cure overnight.Do not remove the plug too soon as an incompletely cured part will sag and get out of shape.Don't want that now do we? LOL!!!
  After plug removal I used 1 layer of non woven polyester core material to underside of dash to add stiffness. Whole dash is 5 pounds.
I think it turned out pretty well. YOU can do the same! Just a bit of practice and the use of modern materials have made composite work much more pleasat than 40 years ago when I built my first canoe at the age of 13.LOL!!!
  I think I'll start a thread about the amazing changes that have come about in just the last 4 years.BEFORE anyone buys any supplies let me post up the info and the source of the best FG man I have ever known.
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2009, 06:18:21 PM »
Damn!  Mastr has skills!*  Nice job.   mm:

















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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2009, 06:27:06 PM »
Thank you. I appreciate that.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2009, 06:29:39 PM »
Damn!  Mastr has skills!*  Nice job.   mm:

















*None of them inter-personal skills, but we can always hope.......

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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
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loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2009, 06:43:33 PM »
That is gunna be BITCHIN! When are we starting on mine! ;) ;D

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2009, 07:15:17 AM »
Looks great Fabr...
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2009, 07:26:31 AM »
You got your sub enclosure made for that stereo hole you have there ;D

Looks dam nice, that takes some time.
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2009, 03:13:16 PM »
LOL!!!! You already have a dash!
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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 #41 on: May 14, 2009, 03:47:30 PM »
Buggies are never done. Just in a state of evlolution.
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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2009, 07:36:46 PM »
Naw,it's just on to the next project for me.Once done they're done for me. I'm already planning the "big un".
"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 #43 on: May 16, 2009, 01:36:29 AM »
That looks awesome, thanks for sharing. The amount of knowledge between this site and the "other" one is amazing. A person could learn just about anything they needed to about buggy building by reading through all the post, and sorting through some of the BS ;D.

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Re: Fabr's FG dash
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2009, 10:11:30 AM »
The BS is site flavoring! ;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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