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Old 02-23-2016, 11:38 PM   #21
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Update this is what it will look like.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #22
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Looks good. What are you going to make the finished grille of? Fiberglass, carbon fiber, plastic of some kind???

Edit: D'oh I reread the first post and see it will be carbon fiber! I'm sure it will look great! You'll probably get a lot of other members that want to buy one from you too!
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:03 AM   #23
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That looks really nice.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:55 AM   #24
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Looks good. What are you going to make the finished grille of? Fiberglass, carbon fiber, plastic of some kind???

Edit: D'oh I reread the first post and see it will be carbon fiber! I'm sure it will look great! You'll probably get a lot of other members that want to buy one from you too!
In the process of doing this I have decided to stay with fiberglass, the difference between carbon fiber and fiberglass in this part would not make much
difference especially if its gel cote or painted there's no wow factor if you don't see the carbon fiber.I plan on body mounting it instead of mounting it to the hood.
I don't see any one wanting one, without the headlights I'm building to work with it. How ever I am making two in case it ever gets a nose bleed.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:44 PM   #25
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In the process of doing this I have decided to stay with fiberglass, the difference between carbon fiber and fiberglass in this part would not make much
difference especially if its gel cote or painted there's no wow factor if you don't see the carbon fiber.I plan on body mounting it instead of mounting it to the hood.
I don't see any one wanting one, without the headlights I'm building to work with it. How ever I am making two in case it ever gets a nose bleed.
That will be nice. I'm interested to see the body mount grille. I agree on the CF needing to be seen to be appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:48 PM   #26
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On the truck for a look see, I finished the pattern today and will build prime & block sand tomorrow I can then start on the mold and headlights.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:57 PM   #27
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I really like how you're keeping it factory looking.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:31 AM   #28
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:47 PM   #29
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That is impressive!
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Awesome to see the process! Thank you!
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Pattern with 8 coat's of wax I start lay up of the mold tomorrow
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:08 PM   #32
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Pattern with 8 coat's of wax I start lay up of the mold tomorrow
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Looks sweet, so I am curious why not just glass this or even a good paint and call it done? Do you plan to make more? What material are you going to make it out of?
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:01 PM   #33
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Its the pattern or plug I make the mold off this and the part off the mold. Just the way composite parts are made I am making two parts (spare in case it gets a nose bleed)
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Its the pattern or plug I make the mold off this and the part off the mold. Just the way composite parts are made I am making two parts (spare in case it gets a nose bleed)

Yea I worked at a foundry for a few years and am familar with the pattern making procedure. What I am asking is what material will the final be made of? Also if you just epoxy coated what you have, wouldn't it work for the grill?
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:54 PM   #35
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Fiberglass, A lot of this is just foam with a skin coat of bondo and build primer. The wood would warp and twist Building up would all so change its dimensions.If I didnt mold it I would of built it out of .060 alum would of look the same, but this way I get as many as I want. The pattern is the hard part the rest is easy.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #36
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In this project You need to make a part to make a part to make a part 3 steps
this is the end of step 2.
This is the mold the pattern is still in it until tomorrow. Its gelcoat 3 layers of fiberglass and 3qts resin.
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Great work!
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:27 AM   #38
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And wallah the mold.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:53 PM   #39
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Legit man, I hope you are willing to pop a few out for your fellow comp d friends
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