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My foam car by cvalvarez77
Started on: 11-16-2014 10:50 PM
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Report this Post11-16-2014 10:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvalvarez77Click Here to Email cvalvarez77Send a Private Message to cvalvarez77Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Guys,

I've been working on my car for a good 2 months now (no more than 6 hours a week) and I wanted to show you guys my progress. Primarily looking for feedback on how to duplicate panels for the other side of the car. I'm guessing my best bet would be to use a contouring gauge but I just wanted to see if you guys had any other techniques. I started out with a cardboard mock up and then moved to Great Stuff foam. So far I'm digging it but still making improvements along the way Any input is appreciated.

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Report this Post11-16-2014 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Stop that! Stop that NOW!! People like you keep raising the bar for the rest of us. That car is going to look awesome. Please don't get half way through and then quit posting pics. Can't wait to see this finished.
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Report this Post11-16-2014 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvalvarez77Click Here to Email cvalvarez77Send a Private Message to cvalvarez77Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Stop that! Stop that NOW!! People like you keep raising the bar for the rest of us. That car is going to look awesome. Please don't get half way through and then quit posting pics. Can't wait to see this finished.


I only plan on stopping when its finished! My wife and I are having a baby in the next few days so I probably won't work on if for the next 2 weeks but I don't plan on stopping. I'm going to fit the taillights next and then start working on the front end. So far I've learned to work with the foam pretty well so I can fabricate things fairly quickly. I started the rear bumper this morning, which looked like the left half of the picture, and was able to carve out the general shape in a few hours. I also studied sculpting for 4 years so I'm sure that helps a little
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Report this Post11-17-2014 09:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A trick I learned from another forum is to use drywall compound to make the slugs for molds. It works and sands real easy, I used that trick to make fender extensions to replace what the PO had hacked off with a sawzall. I also used a lot of foam to fill the gaps between the Fiero frame and the Kelmark body.
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Report this Post11-17-2014 03:37 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
i like where you are going.

great minds think alike.







i too plan on tricking out my rear bumper as well.

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Originally posted by cvalvarez77:

My wife and I are having a baby in the next few days so I probably won't work on if for the next 2 weeks but I don't plan on stopping.


Heh heh... you might be surprised how quickly priorities can change.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

Heh heh... you might be surprised how quickly priorities can change.


oooooyes lol.,,,,the passion remains but the time and money becomes a challenge. Raising my 6 month and 2 and a half year old daughters.

Congratulations and looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Report this Post11-17-2014 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How many cans have you used so far? I would rather just buy Archie's wide body but I am. Jot sure it will be available when I am ready.
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Hawt. Love the "reverse chop".
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Report this Post11-19-2014 06:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Custom2M4Click Here to Email Custom2M4Send a Private Message to Custom2M4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Don't put fibreglass resin right on top of the foam. Unless it's a two part, it's going to melt and turn into a real mess. Trust me, I know.

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How many cans have you used so far? I would rather just buy Archie's wide body but I am not sure it will be available when I am ready.


It's not available now is it?
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Report this Post11-19-2014 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A quote from his retirement thread below.


I don't know, I thought I made it clear but maybe I haven't.

I'm not totally retiring or quitting. I call it semi-retiring.

I'm still going to be selling the various V-8 kits & the 6 speed kits. I still have a bunch of that stuff in stock & I'm selling that stuff from stock even as I make the move.

The Mad-Arch WideBody kits & the headliners, Battery Trays, Warber Scoops, interior kits & other small Fiberglass parts are going with me to LV & will be back in production by July.

If I ever do totally retire, I would find someone to carry the torch from there.

If someone wants or needs a Fino/Finale or one of the F kits (as I call them), I can direct them to the people who can make those parts for them.

Otherwise all my other products are still available thru me.

So, never fear, Archie will still be here. I just won't be building a bunch of Turn-Key stuff in house like I have for the last several years..

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Right, but call him and ask if he has any available. Laat I saw posted he doesn't.
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Report this Post11-20-2014 12:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I guess I will be doing what this guy is doing.
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Report this Post11-21-2014 10:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LornesGTSend a Private Message to LornesGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think the baby has arrived!
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Any updates?
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Originally posted by mental floss:

Right, but call him and ask if he has any available. Laat I saw posted he doesn't.


He should have them again soon. Last I saw in his thread, he's working on getting suppliers lined up in the Vegas area, so he can sell those parts again. Same with the V8 kits.
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Report this Post12-28-2014 01:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for agfracingClick Here to Email agfracingSend a Private Message to agfracingEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just bought a v8 kit from archie in november. It took a few weeks but I got one.
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He should have them again soon. Last I saw in his thread, he's working on getting suppliers lined up in the Vegas area, so he can sell those parts again. Same with the V8 kits.


Yes, that's the same thing I was told on the phone in August.
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His retirement thread he posted not long ago that he has 2 widebodys ready now and the price will be going up after the first of the year.
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Originally posted by cvalvarez77:

My wife and I are having a baby in the next few days so I probably won't work on if for the next 2 weeks but I don't plan on stopping.


 
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Heh heh... you might be surprised how quickly priorities can change.


 
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I think the baby has arrived!


The original poster should be back in about five years.
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Originally posted by cvalvarez77 on 11-16-2014:

I only plan on stopping when its finished! My wife and I are having a baby in the next few days so I probably won't work on if for the next 2 weeks but I don't plan on stopping....

Hah!

cvalvarez77 posted his "2 weeks" comment which I've mentioned immediately above, more than 2 months ago, back on November 16 of 2014.

Patrick, that would make your comment re cvalvarez77, on November 17 of 2014, which I've quoted immediately below, a very prescient one.

 
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Originally posted by Patrick on 11-17-2014:

Heh heh... you might be surprised how quickly priorities can change.

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Patrick, that would make your comment re cvalvarez77, on November 17 of 2014, which I've quoted immediately below, a very prescient one.


Yeah, well... who didn't see that one coming?
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Yeah, well... who didn't see that one coming?

In answer to your question, that actually would be the OP, cvalvarez.

He'd confidently asserted back on November 16 2014 --- 2-1/2 months ago:

 
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I only plan on stopping when its finished! My wife and I are having a baby in the next few days so I probably won't work on if for the next 2 weeks but I don't plan on stopping....

Yeah, right.
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In answer to your question, that actually would be the OP, cvalvarez.


Yeah, I suppose so... but let's cut the poor guy some slack. He's probably up to his elbows in poopy diapers.
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