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RCR's body mods... by RCR
Started on: 06-15-2009 07:28 PM
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Report this Post07-17-2017 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Amazing ! 😯

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Report this Post07-17-2017 09:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SageClick Here to Email SageSend a Private Message to SageEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

That front end is looking great!

Spoiler is comin' right along...you keep gettin' better and better at this stuff!

Keep up the stellar work and keep the updates comin.

I'm thinking this thread should probably go to the Construction Zone, but then again, threads seem to enjoy better "exposure" while in General, but it sure belongs there!

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Report this Post07-19-2017 07:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanx Fella's. Your builds have been inspiration to me , so your comments mean a lot to me. It's much appreciated.

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Report this Post08-06-2017 09:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Back to the spoiler...

Once the rebuilt spoiler was tacked on, it was time to remove the black tape and cut it up.


Then glass in the center sections.


Then the spoiler was reattached to the fender by filling in the 2" gap and glassing in the front and back. I also added some glass to the lip, repairing a number of cracks and filling the old screw holes.
One of the centers was lower than the other, so I took the opportunity to fix that too.


I wanted to see what the splitter was going to look like, so I mocked it up with some plywood. I still don't know how I'm going to make it, so it's on the do-it-later project list.





Now, as always, my project here seems to evolve, and sometimes what goes around, comes around. So, if you'll recall, on page two or three, I was once making integrated headlights for my then Fiero fascia build.

Well, I made molds that have been sitting on the shelf.

Tired of thinking how to make the pop-ups work, and fitting them properly, I thought I'd pull a part from the mold and see how it looks. (Boz...)

The mold wasn't 100% complete, so it took a little effort getting the part off, but it came out ok. One layer of glas kept it flexible enough to pop off. Below are pics of the mold sitting on the car.




I think it looks pretty good with the lines lining up pretty good with the facia. Almost as if I made it for this car.

I was still on the fence about the amount of work doing this versus the pop-ups. And believe it or not, I'm tenative to cut up the front.

Damned the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Lots of measuring, cutting, trimming, trimming more, trimming too much, tape, glass, and a day, one integrated headlight bucket.




Obviously there's still a lot of work to do:
- Make the driver's side bucket
- Install it
- Fab the light brackets
- fill the holes in the hood
- etc.


later guys...

Bob

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Next step, make second pod. Did it a little different. I waxed the bejesus out of the mold first, then put the PVA on. Worked like a champ and popped right off with a little air.





Then measure, cut, measure, trim, tape, and glass it in.





Perfect...accept...With all the measureing and leveling, somehow I lost site that it wasn't square. It was moved right about a half inch versus the other side.

So, cut it all out and start over.



That's how Saturday ended. Sunday was a fresh day, and with a new outlook, I put it in right this time.



It's all glassed in now (no pic for some reason) so you just have to believe me.

On to the hood, and filling in the spce behind the lights.

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Looking good man looking real good!

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That's looking more and more like the front end Ferrari should have put on the car in the first place!

Lights are looking real good.

"Measure twice....glass once"......always works on paper! Gotta have a practice run once in a while!


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Report this Post08-14-2017 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanx Shem.

Ted: I did measure twice. Unfortunately there was three dimensions involved. I missed the third.

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Report this Post08-19-2017 05:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Let's see if this works...

Walk around (turn up volume)

or this one:

youtube

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And for this weekends update... Work on the hood.

So, the latest design requires that the hole I made be filled back in. After pondering how to do this, I decided to make a filler panel, then glass over it.

The panel is made up of heavy cardboard covered in cellophane tape. I shaped some foam to match the curve of the hood, then glued it to the cardboard.





Then glass it in. Still not good with big surfaces, but it will work.



Then repeat on the other side.



Next steps will be to build up some thickness and create some structure underneath.

Bob

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Over two weeks since last update. Not much has really happened. Seems something in the garage, and particularly working on the car, doesn't agree with me. I came down with a pretty serious infection in my elbow, the second infection in the last three months, the other being on the opposite forearm. The only thing common is working on the fiberglass, but this time I had rubber sleeves on. So, I really don't know what caused it.

Anyway, I'm still on break until it fully heals up.

Here are the pics from the last time I worked on it.

Pulled the hood off. The darned thing is heavier than the rest of the front, combined.


Then I built up the sides to fill in the area previously cut out and give it a finished edge when open. It also greatly strengthened the top portion that was added.


When that was all setting up, I added a "decorative" lip at the top of the hood. This was a part I cut out of the original 308 hood, and it will be molded in to the arches on the sides of the hood.


I also made the fill piece for the corner of the hood. I don't have a good pic, but it's at theright corner of this one.


That's it for now. Tune in later for the next great adventure in car mods.


Edit... Found one more. I molded in the area between the lights and the hood.


Bob

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Looks great Bob;

I like the way you are feathering everything together to give that extra finished look.

I hear you on the fiberglassing. Stopped me on my fiberglassing activities. I was getitng pretty bad headaches even fully suited up. I had to stop as well..... Nasty stuff.

Looking forward to updates when you are feeling better.

Cheers
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That headlight area has really come together well. Great job Bob! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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