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Old 05-19-2017, 10:13 AM
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Are you planning to recess it in at all?

Not all of it, some areas yes.

I don't think it would look that good if I made it flush to the tub.
By having some areas not being flush to the tub I think it will give it more depth to the looks of it.

give me more time to play with it.



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Looks real nice.

How do you plan to finish the interior of the fiberglass tub of the car?
I have no idea. Just making it up as I go with it
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Molds are done.

My supplier of fiberglass supplies was out of neutral gel coat so I had a choice of white or black.

"Buck/Plug" was painted black so I went with white but I forgot how hard it was to see air bubbles with white and I have a few sections that need to be touched up. As hard as I tried to catch all the air pockets there was a couple I missed

Wont have time to make the actual part till sometime next week.

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so is there a molding for the compartment that goes behind the opening oval section?
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so is there a molding for the compartment that goes behind the opening oval section?

Oh David, Ye has such little faith in my efforts

Yes there is a separate piece that will be bonded in place for the pocket area.

It would have been impossible to make the pocket area and the trim in one piece.

The molds for the pocket section are below the molds for the trim section. Those did not get gel coated because I didn't think I would get to them in the same day as the trim panels but at the end of finishing the trim panels I had time so I decided to glass them with no gel coat.

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The pocket section will get epoxied in place and then one layer of glass will be laid over it.

So no worries about things rolling around and getting lost inside the trim. The pocket section will retain whats in there.

Also one other thing to mention is there will be a cut out in the car body for the pocket section to go into which will allow access to body panel bolts
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This should give you a better idea of the storage compartments size and shape

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I had faith, but had to ask to see better photos of the pockets
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Old cut out was sealed up and the new one was cut.

New cut out should be more than big enough to have easy access to the body panel bolts

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Might have time Wednesday to make the parts
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I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product, maybe you might get your first order
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maybe you might get your first order
From what you've learned on building your dash, building your own would be easy for you and probably cheaper.

However if this does turn out well enough to be marketed I will consider building a few more if there is a demand for them.

I have no idea what the price would be though.
As you have found out cost of materials and labor time usually kills the idea of building items for others. Everything I do is hand laid and the cost of resin has gone up. When I got back into fiber glassing it was $35 a gallon for laminating resin. Now its just over $50.

On your dash you mention that the PVA pulled away from the mold, its possible that it was applied to thick and that may have caused it to separate from the mold even after sitting for a while.

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From what you've learned on building your dash, building your own would be easy for you and probably cheaper.


On your dash you mention that the PVA pulled away from the mold, its possible that it was applied to thick and that may have caused it to separate from the mold even after sitting for a while.
Yes I now fully appreciate the effort that goes into making a part now, and if I like an item I would be willing to pay the appropriate price rather than go through all the hassle myself. I look forward to seeing the parts fitted.

As for the PVA mine was brushed on as I don't have spray equipment here, and yes a few coats so that could have contributed. Luckily I managed to minimise the screw up on the final part. I go back to the UK in July with the dash, so will soon know if all my efforts were wasted or not (i.e. does it fit or hit the screen!)
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