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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217650 posted 09/30/15 01:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Started a new project. It may or may not intrest you guys since you mostly all have full ground effects. This is going to be my first fiberglass plug/mold project. I mocked it up yesterday in cardboard. I then scanned it to my computer and smoothed out all the pieces.


I will print out the .pdf and trace the pieces on to thin plywood and make two sets. One for each side. I have pink foam to fill in the gaps in the ribs. Should be done tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217652 posted 09/30/15 04:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll enjoy seeing the progression. In for updates.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217653 posted 09/30/15 04:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also interested in how it turns out. Looks promising! Kudos to you for trying something unique.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217674 posted 09/30/15 11:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This was difficult without a band saw.

Will work on foam tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217677 posted 10/01/15 02:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also interested to see how this works out. I have a full AMG kit minus skirts*. Been thinking about possible options for some time.

*No front bumper either but that was planned!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217681 posted 10/01/15 09:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I only spent a little time but it may prove impossible to mold the pink foam accurately. Expanding foam seems more promising.


Maybe skip the foam and just skin it with fiberglass? I was planning to use the same skeleton for both sides but it might be easer to just make a second setup.


Edited by tektic (10/01/15 10:33 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217713 posted 10/01/15 07:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I went the other way and used all foam. I removed all the high spots for transitioning. They are pretty symmetrical. Next step will be body filler.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217715 posted 10/01/15 07:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks good cant wait to see the final product



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217721 posted 10/01/15 08:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just a suggestion but you could have a waterjet/plasma guy cut some master templates out then as you need more you just trace and cut thin plastic board with a razor. Makes for a more even surface which will save on resin and sanding time.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217740 posted 10/02/15 09:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you. All suggestions welcome, as I am making this up as I go along.

I designed these rib shapes in illustrator and they are not really perfect. Also scale is not really as accurate as it should be in illustrator. For whatever reason I had to print the template out at 110% to fit the cardboard pieces I scanned in originally. I'f I started spending money on this project I'd really like to make sure I knew it would be worthwhile.

To do this right It needs to be modeled in 3D. After seeing how my extrapolated 2D shapes fit to the car I'm actually considering changing a few things. I'm not well versed in 3dsmax or inventor. Wish I was, and keep saying I'm going to work on that. The only 3d Program I am decent with is strata studio. I don't have a copy any more and furthermore I haven't used it in probably 11 years. I have enough trouble remembering how to use In design and photo shop when I need it.

If I was able to design all the the pieces to fit together (without cutting foam) in one of those programs I would definitely have them made. With a couple alignment dowels so everything stacked perfectly? That would be sweet, but as soon as I have to sand something to shape pieces myself, this is where the variation comes in. I'm pretty sure in this particular case without a complete redesign I wouldn't be much better off with jetted templates over my wooden ones. Mostly because of the crudeness of the original 2D drawings and the methods I'm using to cut and shape foam (jig saw, kitchen knife, Bench grinder). This is being made in a movie prop / art project manor and not so much engendering. I don't have the experience or resources to do the latter.

It's raining out here today I don't know if that adversely effects the way body filler cures or not. I'm going to put this off just in case.

I need to start insulating my house and changing windows before it gets colder. I'm running out of days before my next side work project takes up all my spare time. I was suppose to start it this Tuesday. Everything has been held up and is out of my control.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217928 posted 10/05/15 07:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Some test fit shots.



I think there a little too big. I'd also like to make it more angular and less round. No time to work on it though.

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