Fordmods Logo

fibre glass question 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 11 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: fibre glass question
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:08 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 83

Joined: 9th May 2006

Ride: 98 EL XR6

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

i am wanting to fiber glass the center console of my EB. jus so its a little clearer what i am trying to do, i have cut the little glove box out of the center console and i am going to make it pretty much flat.

i will still have the little indent that is infront of the bit where the glove box was and i will still keep the air conditioning vents at the rear.

my question is how would i go about it with out a mould?? i was thinking maybe making the shape i want with chicken wire but what would i do from there??

i no the basics of fibre glassing, i play around with it a fair bit. was jus wondering if some1 with a little more exp. could help me

 

_________________

'98' EL XR6 Pacemaker headers, 2 1/2 inch (header back) exhaust with Hi-Flow CAT, IC&E coil and 9mm leads, NGK plugs, billet short throw shifter >147.9rwKw

'91' EB GL Custom cold air intake with K&N pod filter

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1132

Joined: 11th Jun 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: ef fairmont,

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

pics , drawings describing/showin ya ideas would help :D

 

_________________

95 ef montfor sale pm for info, 88 hilux mud truck

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:20 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 11

Joined: 15th Dec 2007

Ride: Ford

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Send us some pics and i should be able to help you out
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 433

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: ef

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

stretch fabric over a shaped frame of mdf/ wire/ whatever works a treat

 

_________________

there are three types of people in this world:
those that can count and those that can't

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:33 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 83

Joined: 9th May 2006

Ride: 98 EL XR6

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

will post me pics 2moz, lent my camera out. i will add some roughscetches 2 to try and show wat i am doing

 

_________________

'98' EL XR6 Pacemaker headers, 2 1/2 inch (header back) exhaust with Hi-Flow CAT, IC&E coil and 9mm leads, NGK plugs, billet short throw shifter >147.9rwKw

'91' EB GL Custom cold air intake with K&N pod filter

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:03 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 187

Joined: 30th Dec 2006

Ride: 95 EF I

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

foam block, carve it to the shape you want then cover go for your life...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

have just brought a fiberglass kit from bunnings... so i am looking at doing the same sort of thing.. just wondering what you put over the foam because wont the fiber glass stick to it???

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 433

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: ef

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

fourL6 wrote:
have just brought a fiberglass kit from bunnings... so i am looking at doing the same sort of thing.. just wondering what you put over the foam because wont the fiber glass stick to it???


aluminium foil is good.

 

_________________

there are three types of people in this world:
those that can count and those that can't

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:31 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 59

Joined: 29th Dec 2007

Location: canberra
ACT, Australia

i want to mould some fog lights on to a fiber glass bumper,maybe cut the mould out of the BA XR bumper slot on fiber glass bumper,can you blend stick that on to make it look part of bumper ?:-D

 

_________________

I drive and support ford

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2515

Joined: 27th Mar 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: FG MkII Xr6t Ute

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

fordriver1 wrote:
aluminium foil is good.


he knows what he is talking about lol.

If you need to make a shape which you cant make my stretching material over something use aluminium foil. However if you can stretch material over the console in the shape you want its easier to do and get a flat surface.

Cotton lycra is good cause it stretches in all directions, and use contact adhesive (or something really strong) to stick the material down to sides. Then after its dry paint the material with polyester resin, let it dry, then go with layers of fibreglass and polyester. After using polyester resin over the top of where the glue is it should come up fine if you sand it, it has when i ahve done it.

nick

 

_________________

EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 433

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: ef

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

aluminium foil is only used if you dont want the resin to stick to whatever shape you are using eg: when i molded a guage pod on top of my dash i taped aluminium foil onto it. i obviously didnt want it to stick. but still wanted the exact shape.

if the shape is complicated, you can stretch the cotton lycra over it and use clothes pegs on the back to get the right shape on the front, then trim the excess material after the resin has set. go for it! :wink:

 

_________________

there are three types of people in this world:
those that can count and those that can't

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 11 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:53 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names