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Old 10-23-2005, 04:34 AM
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Fibreglass mould of dash and doors

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Can anyone give me any information on making a custom dash,i was thinking of covering the dash i have in masking tape then applying the fibreglass matting or some kind of material (fleece)? then applying the resin,then once it has dried i should be able to pull it apart and it should be my dash??then i can customize it by adding bits on and moulding it into original dash???

Or am i way off?

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Do a search

I woudl strongly suggest doing a search as there have been a number of threads on this..you kinda on the right track here but there is a lot to fill in on the subject..

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i have tried looking for similar threads but nothing,i will try again
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Here's a good place to start - The Knowledge Base. For future reference, you'll find a link to the knowledge base at the top of this very page, and every other page on this site, under the words Hotrodders Bulletin Board. Once there, just choose a catagory and you're off to the races. To get you started, here's the link to the Interiors section:

http://hotrodders.com/kb/interior/articles.html
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already looked there,nothing about moulding fibreglass
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Try this

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/sear...earchid=222665

All of those threads have info on fiberglass..Some of then should be applicable..http://www.fibreglast.com/ has books and info on fiberglass work...

taking a mold off of an existing part is not all that hard..just have to use the proper wax..and if you modify the existing dash to make the plug that can be done as well

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You may be having difficulty doing a search on this site as the spellings change from here to across the pond. The way we spell it here is: fiberglass, and molding or just mold. there are many good threads there that OMT provided for you. I see several that are applicible to what I think you are trying to accomplish. Another good book is "How to Build Fiberglass Hot Rods, Customs, and Kit Cars": Books by Leroi Tex Smith. If you can't find the answers you need in those posts and don't want to get the books post back here with questions that are a little more specific to what you want to do and I'm sure someone will try to help.
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wow you hit the nail on the head i have found some very interesting info now,thanks
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