I got the front spoiler brake vents installed and sculpted the edges of the intake in the spoiler. Next I’ll shoot it with epoxy primer to seal it then spay a primer and do the final sanding before paint.
I’ve been busy prepping all the the molded parts I pulled from the molds the last couple weeks. Beefing up all the connections points. Adding a strip of 1 1/2” wide by 7” kevlar sandwiched between two layers of 12 oz S-cloth topped with a layer of 2oz Matt.
I also got the rockers completed using my slurry mixture filling the voids giving me a very strong part . I’ll cut out the area for the screen to be installed
I need to move the car out of the car port and clean out the garage in a couple of weeks. I want to drop the engine and get the new muffler installed before I can install the rear body , it will also allow me to do the final runs of wiring and harnesses and welding.
I also need to drop the fuel tank and replace the fuel pickup lines as well replace the fuel pump. I need to do a Final check of of everything under the car.
It’s time to get this thing finished before paint.
Hi Bob , thanks🙂. coming from you means a lot. Don O. Came over today to give me a hand we got the rear clip installed today.!! We pulled the car out of the portable garage and blew out a years worth of fiberglass dust from the shop. Moved the lift back into the main shop which now gives me the portable garage to do the spray painting of the panels it’s coming together really well.
I still need lots of finishing and alignment but it gives you the idea.
Looking great Wayne! We have a lot going on at the moment an working on a new shop so it’ll be awhile before we are ready to start producing these bodies. Any interest contact me thru email at email@example.com thanks to all involved and God bless 🙏
What really "sells" this car is that you have managed to eliminate the one thing that makes most Fiero replicas look horrible.....the annoying high roofline. The way the body curves upward as it goes to the rear of the car makes all the difference in the world as well as the slighty higher front end where it meets the windshield.
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Thanks everyone for visiting, while Don O. Was here last Sunday he gave me a hand with fitting the rear deck lid. As I had mentioned earlier in a previous post the deck lid has multiple slopes and angles to it, after we got it set down on the lips of the sailplane the top was low in a couple areas requiring me to add foam to a few areas.
The next day I sanded the top down to the contours and it came out pretty good
One thing I didn’t like was that the deck lid had an unfinished look near the rear window , on the real car they have a bridge between the sail planes at the window where the deck lid sits down on . So I decided I had to build one , having this piece does two things 1. Ties both sailplanes together making them solid and making sure the deck lid recess and gaps remain exactly the same. 2. Allows for a deck locking mechanism to be attached
The foam is a great medium to build something but it has no strength and is damage easily. I’ve used it before Rondo “ resin and bondo mixed” when it set up gives a hard surface to finish sand, and paint. I use it to make a quick mold from, then You use bondo to fill all the small divits then prime and get a perfect part before paint.
Stay safe everyone
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Originally posted by IMSA GT: What really "sells" this car is that you have managed to eliminate the one thing that makes most Fiero replicas look horrible.....the annoying high roofline. The way the body curves upward as it goes to the rear of the car makes all the difference in the world as well as the slighty higher front end where it meets the windshield.
Agreed, it does that well. The Plazma did it well too. Chops address it but create other dimensional issues. Low at the front of the door glass and inclinining to the rear of the glass is key.
Hi Wayne I have been trying to fallowing along when ever I get a chance , I have a cold at the moment so I am laying low at home , finally got caught up . It's totally awesome !!! really coming together nicely , it makes me believe there's hope for me , you know that overwhelming feeling , the omg there is all this still left to do . Keep up the great job , once the pandemic settles down I would love to come up to see it with Don . Cheers Phil
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Thanks for stopping by Alan yes I agree on the proportions being correct for the look of the car, I certainly was trying for the look.😅 Hi Phil I’m hoping to have you and Don up one day soon!
I’ve been busy building more molds , I completed the the mold for the rear deck filler piece. It’s amazing doesn’t matter how small the part is it still takes the same time for the fiberglass to setup and cure.
I had to finish paint it
Installing the metal flange
Adding the gelcoat
Then the fiberglass
One side done onto the backside
Reinforced added and final layers of glass.
Next mold is the front bumper a bit more work but similar processes, this will be a 4 piece mold.
Adding the metal flange
First layer of glass, the gelcoat was already done no pics.
I’ll added the reinforcement tomorrow plus the final glass layers then onto the other side of the bumper.
Stay safe everyone
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