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wht94stang 
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Posted: April 15, 2004 at 10:41 PM / IP Logged  

Hey everyone, alright so me and my buddy mike have been working on my stang project for some time.  It consists of the back seats, center console and trunk.  We have been doing custom boxes for people but have now dipped into the real deal of fiberglassing.  Here are some pics currently of the trunk molded and started to be Bondo'd and some pics of the back seat mold and ready to be clothed...

https://img17.photobucket.com/albums/v51/wht94stang/3c3e6223.jpg

https://img17.photobucket.com/albums/v51/wht94stang/bc827906.jpg

https://img17.photobucket.com/albums/v51/wht94stang/9b6d5da6.jpg

https://img17.photobucket.com/albums/v51/wht94stang/ce6c187e.jpg

https://img17.photobucket.com/albums/v51/wht94stang/e47d53ce.jpg

Ok so these are some pics.  Also any suggestions on how to make it smoother.  Obviously we need to wait till the bondo dries then sand then at least another coat, but any other easier option.  As well we are thinking about just fiberglass resin'ing the back seat cloth and then bondo'ing over that.  What are the thoughts and suggestions on that.  Thanks

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wow, looks like someone took a dump in ur trunk, but thats what bondo looks like w/o sanding lol. Looks alright, I was gona say where's the box reinforcments but I see the actual subs will be housed by an MDF box so its all good. To get it smoother your gona have to sand, sand, sand and then sand some more filling in chips and pits as you go. If you get some high build primer it will fill out those little dimples from the FG. As for the back seat.... I cant see anything in the pics but I think glassing it with a layer or 2 will do since its not being subjected to massive stress, then bondo and finish.
Looks good though, comming along nice
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buy an angle grinder <--- mask off the interior of your car, make sure to wear a respirator, and clear you schedule.
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All I can say is wow.
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i would jump overboard on that one, but if you sand enough, it will probably look good, a good dremel tool or a grinder would be a good idea for starting the sanding though
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How many layers of fiberglass before you threw all the long strand on it?

I dunno if you have much experience with sanding, but for a lot of that, like mentioned above, get yourself an angle grider, or a high speed rotary sander, and tear that crap down with some 40 grit. Then you have a whole crap load of bondo sand, bondo, sand, bondo, sand.. etc.....
For all the round holes, and some edges, a dremel, or even a detail sander, will become your best friend.

wht94stang 
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Yes we know that we have to sand it.  We ave a 3D Sander to use for that, but like i said the bondo was just started os slowly moving along.  What can i do about the back seat though with the back seat and just resining the cloth or actually laying fiberglass on it.  Thanks
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how thick did you layer it at once?..... i usually just skim coat till it's above the finish i want then sand to that level.... It looks like you emptied a cement truck of bondo into your trunk........ :)
wht94stang 
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no well first off that's a night shot, second off it is to cover the actual glass once sanded will look molded better but also there weren't flush pieces of fiberglass one against the other so had to fill that.
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Looking at image ce6c187e.jpg I am wondering is this car going to be converted to a two-seater.

Are you able to remove the mold to work on it outside the car?

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