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Old 08-26-2012, 03:31 PM
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been playing with vacuum forming made me a new body for my mcd rrv4 [img][/img]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/glenn201/PICT0179.jpg
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:28 PM
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Looks cool for a homemade job.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:01 PM
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the mold is still ruff but im getting there next one will look better
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:06 PM
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Smooth out the sharp corners or the mold won't last long.
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i am planning on smoothing out corners i just pulled one tonight out of .118 plastic the one in the pic is .093 not bad for a home made vacuum former
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:14 AM
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I have made a fibreglass mould of a 1/5 scale f150 body shell,

I made it from the brittle body that came with my rovan big monster 4wd truck and now want to build a vaccum former,

I hope to make myself a body from 3mm polycarbonate,

Can you post some pics of your vaccum former and what you use to heat the polycarbonate?
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3mm is what i just pulled i made my own heater from element wire you need a lot of vacuum
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here is a 190 pound man standing on my .118 body
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That's a real strong bodyshell

I was planning to use a twin motor valeting vaccum cleaner for suction?

Also can you tell me how much droop approx you had in your polycarbonate sheet before removing from the heat source?

For heat I'm using 2 x electric ovens side by side with with electric grill elements to heat the polycarbonate,

You got any pics of your vaccum and heat elements?
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your heat my be ok but vacuum i bet you will need more with a vacuum cleaner you pull about 10 inches of vacuum im pilling 24 inches
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