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Old 08-08-2007, 01:43 PM
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Where can you buy lexan type body material? I want to fab my own things for the baja, and I'am cannot find plain ole flat sheets anywhere too mold......Does anyone knoe where you can buy this stuff at?
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:59 PM
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A plastics supply company. Look for acrylic.... if they have that chances are they have lexan too.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:37 PM
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what is the best thickness to use for like making bodies?
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:26 PM
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.030 for light weight and .060 for heavy weight stuff.
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Not sure if youre still looking.. but.. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGGW3&P=0 . They also have .03 and .06.
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Ebay has lots of it.

How about a 2 ft by 4 ft piece of .060 for less than $20?

http://cgi.ebay.com/060-CLEAR-ACRYLI...QQcmdZViewItem

Or a 2ft by 2 ft piece that is 1/16 inch thick for $7?

http://cgi.ebay.com/060-CLEAR-ACRYLI...QQcmdZViewItem
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hey if there is a local dirt track shop by you somewhere i would go there cuz the have lots of lexan...thats where i get all my lexan for my needs. and i would go with .060
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Thanks for all your help ......
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That Ebay material says "Acrylic". Not the same as polycarbonate. Acrylic will break at nothing.
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That Ebay material says "Acrylic". Not the same as polycarbonate. Acrylic will break at nothing.
They have all kinds I just posted those 2 links for hndaman1 to check out. Do a search on ebay for polycarbonate and you will find plenty.
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thank you very much for the help..
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yeah I am looking to find some lexan too! the tips here are great...what about a place that can mold lexan into a particular body style? I would like to start making my own bodies.
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here ya go.........:[link]http://www.instructables.com/id/ELPFLBN6A9EYJ3I2F0/?ALLSTEPS[/link] this shows ya how to make a vaccuum former.... enjoy... and for your own good i would go buy bout 3 big 4x8 sheets of .060 lexan from your local race shop or you can order it from: [link]http://www.smileysracing.com/cat/view_pg.php?pKey=977634&sKey=0a3ef4fb2493f7faf3848435cfe558ff&pgID=650[/link] its the same as lexan but its a little thicker and it comes in different colors.
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here ya go.........:[link]http://www.instructables.com/id/ELPFLBN6A9EYJ3I2F0/?ALLSTEPS[/link] this shows ya how to make a vaccuum former.... enjoy... and for your own good i would go buy bout 3 big 4x8 sheets of .060 lexan from your local race shop or you can order it from: [link]http://www.smileysracing.com/cat/view_pg.php?pKey=977634&sKey=0a3ef4fb2493f7faf3848435cfe558ff&pgID=650[/link] its the same as lexan but its a little thicker and it comes in different colors.

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hmm i guess the site is down.srry guys
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workies fine for me.
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If they sell flat sheets of this lexan. say you wanted to make a bend. how would you get it to bend and stay.
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yup you would hacve to bend it a little more than you want cuz it springs back a little more than sheet metal
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