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New project.

Postby danielb210 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:28 am

I didn't think there was a more appropriate area so here it goes. I love to do things myself, so it's time to do something I've never done and build my own body, buck, mold and all. I've always liked the old Mob "world's fastest pick-up" so I decided to scale it based on old photos and modeled it up with a little of my own flair. I then created section cuts and converted them to 2D so I ca. Have them water jetted out of plywood and will go from there. Here is your preview of the project at hand.
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Re: New project.

Postby admin » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:11 pm

Very nice! Yes, this is the right place for this kind of post. It shows what can be done with a good idea and some tools. Don't forget the value of plaster of Paris! Let's see some more as you progress. What Cad program are you using?
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Re: New project.

Postby danielb210 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:18 pm

admin wrote:Very nice! Yes, this is the right place for this kind of post. It shows what can be done with a good idea and some tools. Don't forget the value of plaster of Paris! Let's see some more as you progress. What Cad program are you using?


So it was originally done in V6 while I was learning the new software. I converted it to a step file and finished it in a free version of autocad 360 I have on my lap top and cell phone believe it or not. I will use a base layer of glass and back it up with plaster and hemp. I do a lot with plain weave carbon at work which has sparked my interest in doing a little at home for fun. I am planning on doing the first ply of the body with carbon/kevlar twill and backing that up with a ply or two of glass matt. I want to leave the body clear and will probably finish it with spar varnish.
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Re: New project.

Postby pdog » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:44 pm

danielb210 wrote:I will use a base layer of glass and back it up with plaster and hemp.


Smoke the hemp and you'll never see the light of day because Mr. Admin Sir will have you THAT far back in "The Corner" :o

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Re: New project.

Postby danielb210 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:32 pm

So far as I know, smoking hemp is about as beneficial in that arena as smoking maple leaves... And it's legal in all 50 states. I will take that into advisement. :ugeek:
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Re: New project.

Postby admin » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:00 am

P Dog lives in Colorado where it's legal. I think He's opening a smokatorium of his own. :lol: (We'll all be laughing out the other side of our heads when he buys that G6.)
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Re: New project.

Postby cad500justin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:18 am

Spar varnish? on carbon fiber? Please enlighten me if you have an industry use that I am unaware of. We finish doors at our shop, both wood and fiberglass, and we got away from spar years ago. The new water based finishes are great for our purposes but I would think that a catalyzed automotive clear would be the norm, both from a longevity and luster standpoint. Even a cheap one like Nason.
If you really want to use a water based varnish, the warranty/durability on the new finishes far exceeds the old varnishes I'm used to.
Dupont makes a water based industrial Imron, it comes in full gloss and flat, buy a gallon of each ($!00?) and mix according to the sheen you are looking for.
Otherwise our go-to is "General Finishes" 450 clear. Made in wisconsin.
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Re: New project.

Postby danielb210 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:09 pm

Because it lays nice on carbon, very glossy, it's dirt cheep and you don't have to spray it. Also as often as you need to touch up race cars from normal rash it's quick and easy.
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Re: New project.

Postby danielb210 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:16 pm

That and I suck a spraying clear.
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Re: New project.

Postby GregM784 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:38 pm

Whats carbon fiber?
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