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Old 03-11-2004, 11:26 PM
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Wondering what the opinions are on who makes the staightest out of the mold fiberglass body. I'm looking at the 32~33 fords. I can paint but am not much of a body man so i'd like to start with the best i can. TIA


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Generally speaking the more you pay the better quality fiberglass body you're going to get. (not always true but mostly anyway) Unfortunately a $10000 body will have about as many problems as far as a $5000 body when it comes to straightness. It's just the nature of the beast. They all need some work to get "show car" straight.

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Centerline is right on, even the highest quality body will require extensive detail work to make smooth. Take a look at the website, and the Outlaw body he has and what is required to make it smooth.

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the starighest body ive seen is a cuttingedgecomposits but thet make theirs in resin infuesd fibreglass rowing and the resin they use is epoxy. and they bake them during curing

so when the body is done i think its about as straight as everybody elses, BUT it doesnt change shape sa a polyester body will do sa it post cures for the next year in and out of the sun

The thing i dont understand is if you can paint, then the out of the mold starightness of the body shouldnt matter as gelcoat sands almost like build primer and ant painter can get a fibreglass body as straight as he cares to spend time on it...
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