PONTIAC ZONE TECH FORUMS
 

Go Back   PONTIAC ZONE TECH FORUMS >
Restoration and General Tech
> Paint and Body Q&A
User Name
Password

Paint and Body Q&A Bodyshop tips, tricks, Q&A in here.

sponser links

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-09-07, 09:20AM   #1
55 Starchief
 
Posts: n/a
Default Question for Dave

Hey Dave,

Im gonna have a go at making a hood for my T/A. Was thinking of going with fiber glass cloth not the chop glass shit but the twisted cord stuff. I can get hold of some 800g this gonna be to heavy duty? i can get 125g and 200g also but the price on the 800g is so good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-07, 09:29PM   #2
Poncho1961
Registered User
 
Poncho1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Farmington, Illinois
Posts: 646
Default

So what are you doing for a mold?
__________________
Give the laziest man the hardest job and he'll find the easiest way to do it.
Poncho1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-07, 09:29AM   #3
55 Starchief
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poncho1961 View Post
So what are you doing for a mold?

Gonna pull a mold from the original hood. Its in to nice condition to lighten and pin
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-07, 02:44PM   #4
Poncho1961
Registered User
 
Poncho1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Farmington, Illinois
Posts: 646
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55 Starchief View Post
Gonna pull a mold from the original hood. Its in to nice condition to lighten and pin
Whats involved with doing that? Mold release the hood and cover it with fiberglass? How smooth does the mold have to be when finished? Do you gel coat it before use or start with a finer cloth to keep it smooth? Do you mold in wood bucks to keep it in shape after removal from original? How easily does it come apart from original? When making the new hood from the mold, do you start with a finer cloth or something to give you a smooth finish or do you fill it after you pop it from the mold? Sorry about all the ?s
__________________
Give the laziest man the hardest job and he'll find the easiest way to do it.
Poncho1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-07, 02:55PM   #5
55 Starchief
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poncho1961 View Post
Whats involved with doing that? Mold release the hood and cover it with fiberglass? How smooth does the mold have to be when finished? Do you gel coat it before use or start with a finer cloth to keep it smooth? Do you mold in wood bucks to keep it in shape after removal from original? How easily does it come apart from original? When making the new hood from the mold, do you start with a finer cloth or something to give you a smooth finish or do you fill it after you pop it from the mold? Sorry about all the ?s
Right this is the plan.

We will wax the hood real good, then layup some glass over the top and add in some wooden bucks. We hope that it will pop off when cured.

If that all goes to plan we will paint the mold with some gloss autopaint and wet flat so its smooth. Then gelcoat and build up the new hood. We have managed to get some 800gram cloth cheap on ebay so shouldnt need to many layers.

Its all experimental as neither me or my buddy have done this before but as its going on a race car it wont matter to much. We can always make another one

Will post pics as we go
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-07, 08:54PM   #6
Poncho1961
Registered User
 
Poncho1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Farmington, Illinois
Posts: 646
Default

Yeah post the pics as you build it. Ought to be interesting.
__________________
Give the laziest man the hardest job and he'll find the easiest way to do it.
Poncho1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simple question - Tough job Paul Cramm Engine Tech Discussion - Street or Strip 12 03-25-11 02:30PM
Another converter question INJUNTOM Suspension - Brakes - Tires 4 02-16-07 12:10PM
Vintique 16 or 17 Ralley II Question Lennox 1958 - 1981 Pontiac Tech & Restoration 3 02-14-07 06:11PM
Multiple question thread.... flynbrian 1958 - 1981 Pontiac Tech & Restoration 10 03-16-06 12:31AM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 05:01PM.

Featured Ads
Ken's Speed & Machine
Mayhem Turbocharging

Carter Cryogenics.  What can we freeze for you?

Pacific Performance Racing

Central Virginia Machine Service.  Home of the Injun Engine!

All Pontiac Engine Kits

Larry's Auto Machine.  Full serivce auto, marine machine shop, domestic and foreign.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001 - 2007 PontiacZone.com
Page generated in 0.07800 seconds with 25 queries