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CARDBOARD LAMBO BUILD ........ THATS RIGHT! CARDBOARD! by MadDogMincher
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Report this Post03-15-2011 08:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MadDogMincherClick Here to Email MadDogMincherSend a Private Message to MadDogMincherDirect Link to This Post
All right guys ... I got a lot done today .... My girl has had a few days off, so production was kind of slow for the past couple days........ Also, when I started the project I figured I would only need about a gallon of resin (since I had never fiberglassed before) .... MAN was I way off! The resin I originally bought (for marine use) takes 12 to 24 hours to harden (depending on temp) .... Kind of a pain in the A$$ since drying time cuts a lot into my schedule. Today, I went to Central Autobody in Auburn NY, and saw a buddy of mine Mike Walker who owns the shop and he supplied me with 2 more gallons of resin ..... This stuff he has dries to a sandable finish in 70 minutes!! Mikey really hooked me up on this, and both gallons cost less than the ONE I bought online!

I have a bunch of the fiberglassing done (only one layer) and hopefully I can get into some bondo this week!
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Getting further! Bad thing is it looks like hell because its not sanded down yet. Keep the videos coming please as I beg for knowledge from this build! Looks like a really bad headache to sand to make straight though. Take a video of how your doing it from a blank piece of cardboard to it having it glasses
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Definitely will post that video ... Will make one tomorrow!
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this is most excellent. I hope it turns out great for you!
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Favorite thread ever.
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Report this Post03-17-2011 01:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MadDogMincherClick Here to Email MadDogMincherSend a Private Message to MadDogMincherDirect Link to This Post
Did about three quarters of a gallon of bondo today on the front bumper and headlights, roof scoops, and ground effects....... Its starting to take shape quite nicely. I might even apply a nice thick final layer of just the fiberglass resin mix on top of the rough sanded bondo, with a heavy brush to give it a nice hard surface. Will include a video tomorrow after working on her a little more. like a fool I forgot my camera this morning
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Did some more shaping with the bondo today, and let me tell you, its going to take a LOT of bondo ... I got three gallons, and im through more than half already!
Shes coming along nicely though .... I can already see it all coming together........


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I ran out of fiberglass AND bondo today!!!!! terrible!
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Got a long way to go, but its come pretty far for less than two weeks work!
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just a question,... I'm sure I missed it , but do you still have ways to get to the actually car parts once all this is done? like the engine compartment? or are you able to take the panels off to say, change the locks?
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you cant really see it in the pictures, but I have lines drawn on the rear where I will be making cuts for the engine compartment. The body itself is based off of the original panels, so everything is removable .... I made the front bumper and fenders attached to one another, so all you have to do is pretty much remove the bolts inside the trunk compartment and the 4 bolts holdin the bumper on underneath and it all comes out as one unit. the door skins are original as well
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thanks, that answers my question then. any chance you want to make another one of these for me then? lol
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Sure, Ill be happy to build you one! .... For the right price of course!
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MadDogMincher:I ran out of fiberglass AND bondo today!!!!! terrible!


Now that you have applied 3 gallons of bondo, how many more gallons do you estimate that it will take to acquire a smooth curve finish?

How much does bondo weigh per gallon?

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I figure it will take another 2-3 gallons of bondo till shes all done, Theres only a mild number of little peaks and valleys I need to finish up .... Bondo weighs in at about 11lbs per gallon
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Originally posted by MadDogMincher:

I figure it will take another 2-3 gallons of bondo till shes all done, Theres only a mild number of little peaks and valleys I need to finish up .... Bondo weighs in at about 11lbs per gallon


We require pics or bids maddog haha. I want to SEE how its coming along.
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We require pics or bids maddog haha. I want to SEE how its coming along.



cardboard lamborghini 6 on youtube,...... or.... about 5 posts up on this list ... youll see how much Ive gotten done so far! lol
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if you were able to get your hands on a large vacuum forming machine, you could in theory reproduce panels for a greatly reduced price, or at least if nothing else make them quickly.
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Originally posted by tox1cchicken:

if you were able to get your hands on a large vacuum forming machine, you could in theory reproduce panels for a greatly reduced price, or at least if nothing else make them quickly.


Its funny that you mention that ... The guy who owns the shop that I am working out of has obviously been pretty attentive at what I've been doing.... And He mentioned EXACTLY that .... He has a buddy who has a huge vacuum forming machine ...... I can mold this sucker once and use the forms to sell bolt-on kits with no strech required. I know its just a longshot, but I think someone might be interested in a kit like that for around $4,000 with shipping included anywhere in the continental US ... I figure from order to delivery, I could get one out of the shop within a week from start to finish by myself.

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Originally posted by MadDogMincher:

I know its just a longshot, but I think someone might be interested in a kit like that for around $4,000 with shipping included anywhere in the continental US ... I figure from order to delivery, I could get one out of the shop within a week from start to finish by myself.



if you go through with that I may be interested. not sure I could afford a whole kit though.
heres a site that you can find a lot of fiero kits at.
http://www.kitcarlist.com/
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either whole or partial .... its still way cheaper than anything Ive seen anywhere!
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MadDog if i didnt have a doc appointment you live close enough i could drive up to see it but i gotta see the doc for him to tell me and the wife if we are having a boy or girl. i have 3 little girls already and this one better be a boy!
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So.......? Spare me the suspense, boy or girl??
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picked up more supplies today, Hopefully another vid here soon
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Not to be an a** but i've been watching and curious about the application of cardboard as a base plug. How have you combated the warping in between supports? I tried something similar years ago but found the AB foam to be a better solution due to warping.
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Originally posted by MadDogMincher:

So.......? Spare me the suspense, boy or girl??


we dont know yet grrr. its back was facing the camera hahaha. it was thinking Dam papa ratzi always trying to see my junk.
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what happened to this build!?!? MadDog where are you????
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Originally posted by katore8105:

this
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/057795.html


WOW! Now we know
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this
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/057795.html


Oh man this sucks...

reading between the lines, they get divorced, she ends up with the car and has it on Craig's list for sale.
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I guess the next question is whether the car for sale is just spray painted black cardboard or actually finished fiberglass. Someone may get a very bad surprise when they buy it.
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It appears to be at some inbetween point. He had started putting fiberglass on it, and covering it with bondo. She states in the ad that it needs bodywork so I assume it was not finished.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

I guess the next question is whether the car for sale is just spray painted black cardboard or actually finished fiberglass. Someone may get a very bad surprise when they buy it.


im going to guess the outer layer is fiberglass. not done, but as close as he could get. then spray painted the whole thing to make it look better for pics

I dont see why he would have actually painted it if it was done, right? lol

just guessing but I have a feeling he didnt spray paint over cardboard lol.. that would just be.. fail
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I've used cardboard with fiberglass often. I useually put one layer of glass matt over it. Here's a tip, if you want to make something really strong an light, use coragetted cardboard and peel the back side off exposing the ribs and aplly resin to both sides.
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