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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2015, 04:09:32 PM »
Ya think?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Seriously considering extending the aluminum partial firewall behind the seats all the way to the roof with fire retardent Lexan(for visability) sooooooo the AC sh/would actually work pretty well that way when not desiring to wear the helmets like when just puttzing around on a nice summer day across the open range. ;) ;) ;) 8) 8) 8) 8)


 LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl    " when just puttzing around"  bs1  ;) :D ;D LMAO LMAO rofl rofl rofl rofl  that's like saying fast will take it easy for an engine break in period of 500 miles  rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2015, 04:37:44 PM »
Anything under 80 is puttzing..............................
"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."
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2015, 07:01:23 PM »
OK.......................lots of work to get the plug/pattern to this stage. Near perfect. I decided to go full tilt on this piece and make a multi piece mold for it since it would likely/possibly be destroyed in a roll over fubar incident. Getting something like this to be as close to perfectly symetrical is a PITA so a mold is a good investment of time. Hard to  see some detail. Oh well.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2015, 07:07:13 PM by fabr »
"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 Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2015, 07:17:55 AM »
Damn, very impressive.  I can't imagine the number of hours you have in it so far.  Thanks for sharing the process.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2015, 04:11:41 PM »
First glass is being laid!! One piece of the 5 piece top mold is probably the hardest. Guess which piece I decided to do first. Pics tonight.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 04:17:55 PM by fabr »
"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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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2015, 07:49:12 PM »
Nothing exciting here but progress is being made. Two of the pics show the dam needed to form the parting line flange that the adjoining piece of the mold will mate to. The green bondo should pop off easily tomorrow forming a perfect flange ready to lay glass on next section. Should............Will be a long parting line running the length of the top front to rear. Two small sections at bottom of a pillar will be removable also. 5 pieces in total .More pics in the next few days.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 08:18:20 PM by fabr »
"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 Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2015, 08:14:33 PM »
getting there and it will look very good
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2015, 08:59:46 PM »
A few from today. Mohawk anyone?  ;) Took all day to place the parting dams and get the a pillar lower portion mold piece laminated . Time consuming. If all goes well tomorrow I'll get both sides of the roof laid. Give it a week or so before waxing and it is time to actually make the roof.  ;D ;D ;D ;D   Figure I'll pull 2 while I'm at it. A bit superstitious. Have a spare , never need it but have no spare and well,you know the rest.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 09:04:50 PM by fabr »
"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 Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2015, 04:47:05 AM »
 Are you gonna put light bulbs in the flange for alignment ?
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2015, 05:12:55 AM »
Are you gonna put light bulbs in the flange for alignment ?
Now thats a great idea!          Thank you I perform here nightly.  rofl rofl

So are you gonna have a seam down middle of roof, or is that just for the molds.  Think I'm right, what we see now is the plug to make a mold to make the finished piece from which should be just like plug??
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2015, 05:59:28 AM »
Are you gonna put light bulbs in the flange for alignment ?
No,just going to use a few of the bolts as dowels. If I were doing a production mold , there would be some things done differently but since I hope to only pull 2 parts from it I'm taking a couple short cuts that would normally be a no-no.
"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 Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2015, 06:01:18 AM »
Now thats a great idea!          Thank you I perform here nightly.  rofl rofl

So are you gonna have a seam down middle of roof, or is that just for the molds.  Think I'm right, what we see now is the plug to make a mold to make the finished piece from which should be just like plug??
You are correct .
"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 Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2015, 08:52:02 PM »
Well,so far,so good. Mold is complete. Will remove it from the plug tomorrow.Pretty happy with it assuming all goes well tomorrow that is.................................Pics to come. Next step is to make the roof and it's spare then do the side panels. Still undecided on making molds for them or skipping the molds and just doing a moldless process like I was going to do for the roof. I decided to do a mold for the roof due to the high possibility of destroying it if in a rollover but the sides are much less likely to be harmed and fairly easy to replicate if needed. Decisions,decisions,decisions.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 08:56:23 PM by fabr »
"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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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2015, 07:54:33 AM »
if you take to following fast over the big dunes at st A then you better just make the molds lol lol just kidding but if you have the time then why not make them. looks good btw and it will look fantastic completed!!  not that it is a concern to yourself but i wonder what the body will weigh once complete?
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2015, 09:34:02 AM »
Should weigh in at less than a hundred pounds total. The side panels on the blue buggy can each be carried on one finger easily.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 09:36:09 AM by fabr »
"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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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)