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Old 11-17-2004, 09:20 PM
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very nice work.

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Willys36 -- I was looking at your photos ... didn't see any interior shots on the truck -- that extended cab is killer, bro'! I've been wondering if it's possible to make my truck a 5-window ... I guess anything is possible, huh?

Here's my interior insulation job (stage 1):
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Old 11-17-2004, 09:46 PM
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Where do you get the heavy fleece, I looked at a fabric store this evening and didn't fine anything near 3/16" thick?

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Its actually not 3/16" thick, it just "swells" to 3/16" thick when its saturated with resin. Thats why fleece works so well for stuff like this, its absorbs so much resin (or any liquid for that matter), that just one layer becomes very strong.

Also, if you are ever doing anything a little more detailed that doesnt need to be as thick, speaker grille cloth works excellent. If you are careful and dont let any junk fall in the resin before it cures, it almost requires no sanding. Its pretty thin though, I use it sometimes on everhead consoles...thin and light.
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:24 PM
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Willys36 -- I was looking at your photos ... didn't see any interior shots on the truck -- that extended cab is killer, bro'! I've been wondering if it's possible to make my truck a 5-window ... I guess anything is possible, huh?
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:53 PM
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Wow.

Nice work, bro'.


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Old 11-19-2004, 07:03 AM
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I've been thinking about making my own dashboard for my truck. Now I think i'm gonna do it. I'm going to experiment until I come up with something that I really like. I like the way the one that willys posted looked. I think I may try something like that. Now I just gotta sit down and come up with some possible designs. probably sounds kind of cheesy but you guys just kind of inspired me to make my own dash. Thanks.

Hey KristKustoms any more info that you could put up would be well appreciated. thanks
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Old 11-19-2004, 07:06 AM
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WOW !!! Great info.

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K/K,
You just saved me potentially HUNDREDS of hours. I was contemplating building a metal full length console. I wanted to be able to paint parts with polished billet inserts. I WAS going to hand form it all out of sheetmetal, as resin cloth and I are like oil and water. I can use a combination of welded wire frame and wood for a complete console now!


EXCELLENT BUILDUP ARTICLE!!!!!

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Old 02-04-2005, 01:59 PM
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I just saved some money too. Was going to use the fleece method to make speaker enclosures on my '53 Chevy pickup project. Was going down to the fabric store today to get the fleece but on a chance I was at my daughter's house and asked if she had any fleece laying around. She said "sure" and gave me a Barbie doll blanket that was headed to Good Will!! Life is good.
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Great post, more articles please.....

What caught my attention is you didn't butcher the basic dash, want a "new" look later (or go back to original), only have some flat guage holes to deal with.

Oh yeah! the resto-mod dash and glove box cover in the 65' fastback I'm currently building are gona be a show stopper with your method!

Hey! Might even fab up some "cup holders" for the console with your method!

Simple, inexpensive, practical, looks great, thanks again
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We are looking for the next auto customing best seller by KristKustoms.
These are great ideas, please keep the information and articles coming!

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freaking sweet

man that is awesome I definitly think you should post some more. Do you know how to do speaker boxes, like so you make the subs stick out further.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:51 AM
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WTG, Krist Really like the idea if resin and fleece. Been doing that but using foan mold and cloth. Like your way better.
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KK, just stole your concept, tweaked it a bit, and used it on the exterior body work of the shoestring rat project. You'll see the full rundown when we can post to out journals again but basically I had an area of the rear deck curve made up of LOTS of small pieces of sheet metal with LOTS of welded seams. I knew the area would require some fill to get the curve perfectly smooth. I also knew my welding skills on 18 gauge butt welds was highly suspect. So I used your idea and soaked some Wal Mart bargain bin synthetic cloth in resin and laid it over the finished sheet metal work. This is a non-structural area (it's all steel underneath) and figured the cloth would be a lot easier to work/sand than regular FG cloth or matt. At the same time, the synthetic cloth will provide a mesh surface to prevent any hairline cracks in all those welds from showing through the paint in the future. At least that's the theory. It's still in the very early stages of body work but I like the look of it so far and I think it will really be much better than just putting filler over that area.

Thanks again for the idea and the "how-to".

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Old 03-14-2005, 11:57 AM
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Cboy, That method is great for adding bulk when strength is not important. However, no cloth can stand up to stress very well - that's why 'glas, aramid or carbon fiber come into play. Your body will tell you if it is seeing any stress in pretty short order!!
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