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Old 12-25-2007, 08:46 PM
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Ok ive wanted to do some fiberglass work for some time now, and i need to replicate a cowl and wheel pants for a scratch build im planning. I have the original cowl and pants to make a mold from. I have looked around here and saw some links to sites no longerf avaialble or old information on how to do fiberglass parts. Anyone know of a good place for me to get started?
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I made a replacement cowl from an original. I filled the original cowl with expanding foam to give it some rigidity. It was pretty beat up from use and that's why I needed a new one. After filling it with foam, I repaired all the outside surface with fiberglass to get a good plug. Sand and paint to get a smooth surface. Make a female mold from this plug. Layup your new cowl inside this mold.

I have documented a similar project (fiberglass canopy) on my web site: http://webpages.charter.net/mcquinn/...s/projects.htm
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This is a great place to start, lots of info
http://www.cstsales.com/fiberglass_mold.html
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