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Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:01:52 PM »
Well ,it is underway. Damn that tire looks huge!!!!1  eyes Crappy perspective and at full bump. :o :o :o

Poly felt under plaster mesh for the 3# polyurethane foam to be sprayed on to to sculpt into a hopefully cool fiberglass body. I will use a moldless construction method as with the last buggy dash,finalize that body and if I like it I will pull molds from it later.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 06:18:13 AM »
Awe Fabr put a blanky on his baby to keep her warm.  ;D

Really like how the front rolls up/around hoops.  Cool use for the metal lathe.  If you look close you can find one prebent in warehouse to make just the shape you want.  I know I can...........
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 07:05:15 AM »
Awe Fabr put a blanky on his baby to keep her warm.  ;D

Really like how the front rolls up/around hoops.  Cool use for the metal lathe.  If you look close you can find one prebent in warehouse to make just the shape you want.  I know I can...........
I keep ours hanging on hooks to help prevent that..............doesn't always work tho. eyes You should have heard her purr when I wrapped that blanky around her front legs!
  The hoops "pods" will be a lot smaller that they are now when 2-4 inches of foam is sprayed over the metal/plaster lath and shaped but they will still be there. At this point I haven't decided to cover the shock towers completely or leave a bit of shock sticking through.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 07:15:57 AM »
if it is just as easy and isn't an obstruction of vision i would cover the shock towers. might look more of a full hood?
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 07:18:15 AM »
are you going to try and build small fenders into the front as well?
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 08:24:52 AM »
Yep. Won't come anywhere near being over the tires though. Will only come out to approximately the heim. Pretty much just over the a arms.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 08:46:03 AM »
if it is just as easy and isn't an obstruction of vision i would cover the shock towers. might look more of a full hood?
I agree but will have to see as it comes along. I have a vision of what I think will work but my vision can be a bit blurry at times........................ eyes    ;)  It wouldn't obstruct the front line of sight at all but will need to see as it progresses how I like the look.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 07:32:40 AM »
 Did you think about shrink wrapping it and then working over that ?
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 10:14:25 AM »
It doesn't make a strong lattice/skeleton for the foam to be on. I have done that many times though on small projects and it works well for that. The poly felt is very conformable under the plaster mesh and is very resistant to the mesh cutting it when forming the mesh over it . It also makes a nice apron to catch over spray around the foam application area. It has always worked well for me on larger projects. I'll post more when foam gets here next week.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 08:25:33 PM »
 ;D Well,crap. All the sketching in the world does not over ride reality. There was just no way to keep the Jeep look I was after without sacraficing a lot of line of sight. Soooo,back to the original,pretty common front end style. Sprayed foam Sunday and started shaping today. VERY rough at this point but ,it is a start. I'm really liking the Vers.i-Foam 2.8 pound density spray polyurethane foam as it is plenty rigid and shapes easily with a power plane and air body file with 36 grit paper. So far ,about 4 hours in it.  Another 4 and probably ready to start laminating.I hope, ;D I forgot to take a pic of it before beginning but will do so next part. Remember,this is just very roughed in.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 10:40:36 PM »
looks good no matter what.  those look like 2" hollow spindles....what size tire are you planning on running up front?
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 10:54:56 PM »
Yes 2" hollow. 35" front and rear. BFG KM2 IIRC the name.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 08:06:14 PM »
 A bit more progress. Can get an idea with some imagination of what it will generally look like with the windshield. Pics show foam as spray applied and a coupleof it being shaped. Got a ways to go but it is going well.
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2014, 06:54:07 AM »
Leave the foam, it will make the heater work better! 

Your craftsmanship with the fiberglass in sweet!  I've only done it a couple times and wasn't nearly as nice, although the boat didnt sink.  :D 
So all the little pieces you file/sand off, do you just blow them outside and let mother nature take them to DS's house?   LMAO LMAO
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Re: Fabr's Desert Car Body Build
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 07:06:00 AM »
LOL!!!! Yes there IS a LOT of foam to remove/sculpt. Still a LOT easier to make plugs than before the days of spray foam.
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