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Old 11-04-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Talking SquillyB's Custom Body kit

So today is the day. I started the mock up of my custom body kit today. Unfortunetly my camera isn't so good in the dark so I only snapped a few pics.
GOAL:
1-try to keep clean lines of the vehicle
2-lower appearence to the entire vehicle
3-more AIR more AIR!!!

I will start glassing tomorrow after work so as to start the how to on "making your own body kit"
1:Get a lot of cardboard from somewhere, thin but semi rigid.
2: Determine your shape by a quick sketch
3: start taping pieces of the cardboard into place, so as to "wrap" around the lower edge of bumper. keep in mind the only places that matter are the top edge touching the car and where the lower edge ends. The fiberglass cloth will be stretched from the top to the bottom front edge of the lip.
4:Tape both sides of the cardboard to make it more rigid.
5: MORE TO COME MONDAY, NEXT STEP INVOLVES FIBERGLASS BEING APPLIED

A few pics of the mock lower lip...
The glass cloth will start at the top of the recess for the front plate, smoothing out everything in its way.

I used a roll of duct tape for the first part, then used the empty roll to maintain clearence by eye-balling it around. I have plans to also drop the car, so this should put me close to about a 3" clearence from ground up.

If you plan on glassing in any opening for air now would be a good time. The openings are usually finished by glassing a quarter slice of 6" diameter PVC tubing on to the back of the mold. That way air is forced up into the radiator and the front end is pulled down according to speed.


Fiber glass cloth, kitty fur, and first couple layers of rez will be applied Monday evening so keep a look out. This is going to be a FULL body kit with side skirts and all done by this Saturday morning for the mountain cruise.


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Old 11-04-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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hmm...interesting.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Neat idea...can't wait to see more!

Some guy on www.FiberglassForums.com built a full widebody kit for a Pontiac Sunfire, with Cavalier headlights and 99 Subaru Imprezza taillights. Was a very extensive write up, but it looked killer in the end.
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I'm doing this obviously for my car and so that everyone can see just how easy it really is. You'll see Monday night cause the shape will be all glassed in by then on the front.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:07 PM   #5
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I'm still considering a wide body kit at this point.
I know I WILL be making an ALL fiberglass hood as well, but more than likely that will be last on the list
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I can't wait to get rid of that lower grille
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are you going to paint it or have it professionally done?
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I'd definitely go all out and do a widebody kit if i were to go through the trouble of glassing my own kit. You might be kickin yourself later if you don't

I really like the fiberglass hood idea...that would save a decent amount of weight..and be cheaper then CF
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Good start cant wait to see finished product!!
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