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nskeeter99 02-25-2012 07:57 PM

fiber glass kick panel
 
I wont to make some new kick panels from my 81 Datsun 4x4 to put some bigger speakers in. Since it may take me a few trys i don't wont to sacrifice my originals. there are a few contours i have to contend with. So this is my plan. I was going to cover my kick panel with saran warp, Then lay the colt over it with resin on it and let it dry. Then use it to build off of. will this work?

alittle1 02-25-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nskeeter99
I wont to make some new kick panels from my 81 Datsun 4x4 to put some bigger speakers in. Since it may take me a few trys i don't wont to sacrifice my originals. there are a few contours i have to contend with. So this is my plan. I was going to cover my kick panel with saran warp, Then lay the colt over it with resin on it and let it dry. Then use it to build off of. will this work?

In a word, YES.

ogre 02-25-2012 08:26 PM

saran wrap will melt. use aluminum foil.
go to fiberglassforums.com, i learned to do this there. :D

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...0610091505.jpg

nskeeter99 02-27-2012 05:49 PM

OK should i just lay one layer of mat down on the original panel, and let it dry then build up, are just build from the beginning?

ogre 02-28-2012 09:37 AM

fiberglassforums.com has a whole sub-forum dedicated to building kicks, that's where i'd start.
i'd start from scratch if they mount easy. if the mount is complicated try to build off a junkyard set.
if you build off the original kicks you will need to use the kick as a base for mounting purposes.
am i making sense here?

MARTINSR 03-07-2012 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ogre
saran wrap will melt. use aluminum foil.
go to fiberglassforums.com, i learned to do this there. :D

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...0610091505.jpg

Man that is a beautiful job there Ogre!

Brian

HVAC Phil 03-08-2012 03:44 AM

I've used a t-shirt before. Mount the "pods" for the speakers, then stretch the t-shirt over the whole kickpanel tight. Coat t-shirt with resin. I made a set for my f150, turned out great.

customcoupe68 03-14-2012 11:23 PM

i made a console for my impala

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...tsupnow698.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...tsupnow717.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...nly/yep188.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...aayyeee007.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...39922229_n.jpg

DanTwoLakes 03-15-2012 01:49 AM

Nice work. You can also use fleece as a base for the resin. Anything stretchy and absorbent.

MARTINSR 03-15-2012 08:07 AM

You are one slick dude, looks great.


Brian

ogre 03-15-2012 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Man that is a beautiful job there Ogre!

Brian

thank you :D

ajbcc2 07-16-2012 07:33 AM

i never had a problem with siran wrap melting just maybe tearing. I use duct tape alot..just try to keep resin from the glue side..so good closed seams is a key..:cool:


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