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Attaching wood to fiberglass

I am adding some wood strips to my all glass 32 ford coupe. These strips will be used to attach interior panels. What is the best way to attach the wood. Looks like most of the wood in the car now has been attached with some sort of puddy or bondo. Thanks for any help.

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Construction adhesive would work I think. Rough up the glass with coarse sand paper.
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Let's move this to Body Exterior. There are far better things to use than construction adhesive.

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glassing in the wood.

I printed out an article on glassing in T bucket bodies, I've got 2 in the shop.and a glass 32 that need wooded. It was according to my notes posted on killbillet by donsrod. I did a search and didn't find it today. I have seen some glass cars that will show thru where the wood is after the glass cures, basics is to clean the surface with laquer thinner, grind the surface then wash with dawn dish detergent, use polyester I've read that some guys space the wood away from the body with molding clay so the glass bridges over the wood. real steel is easier.
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wood to fiberglass

when i built both of my buckets i used bondo to stick the wooding to the glass to mount interior panels... never had a problem of comming off... prep is a biggie..
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use .75 oz fiberglass mat and resin to attache wood to fiberglass
sand/grind the back of the glass flat, taper the edges of the wood or use filler
apply a layer of filler under the wood and then 3 or 4 layers of .75 oz mat over it
it will never come off

for small pieces use supper glue to fasten it and then glass over it

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wood ready to glass


glassed wood. these ribs are structural to keep my toneou cover from flexing


this works to attache metal, too. these are my hinge studs on a metal plate.
i bolted the hinge plate to the hinge, smucked a little duraglass on them and set the toneou cover on them let the filler set up.
pulled the cover off and then 4 layers of fg mat to lock them on.
finished product on pic above ^^^
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wood ready to glass


glassed wood. these ribs are structural to keep my toneou cover from flexing


this works to attache metal, too. these are my hinge studs on a metal plate.
i bolted the hinge plate to the hinge, smucked a little duraglass on them and set the toneou cover on them let the filler set up.
pulled the cover off and then 4 layers of fg mat to lock them on.
finished product on pic above ^^^
This will work I done a boat 5 years ago the same way as you have and you know boats take a betting
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I've used construction adhesive for a lot of things, and just because it's doesn't say automotive on the package, doesn't mean is isn't any good. Loctite makes a great polyurethane construction adhesive that fills gaps with ease, and adhesion is only limited by the materials it is bonding......John
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I've used construction adhesive for a lot of things, and just because it's doesn't say automotive on the package, doesn't mean is isn't any good. Loctite makes a great polyurethane construction adhesive that fills gaps with ease, and adhesion is only limited by the materials it is bonding......John
I dont dout that it would hold up my question would be how well will fillers and primer bond to the adhesive
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wood to fiberglass

Good info! Thanks everyone!!
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I've used construction adhesive for a lot of things, and just because it's doesn't say automotive on the package, doesn't mean is isn't any good. Loctite makes a great polyurethane construction adhesive that fills gaps with ease, and adhesion is only limited by the materials it is bonding......John
I didn't say construction adhesive wouldn't work, I said there were better things to use. That's why I moved this thread to Body Exterior, the guys here would know what's the best thing to use and the best way to do it.
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Ogre has the ticket, good work

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