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Old 05-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Any custom work done on u mustang like fiberglass dash of sound systems or any fiberglass mods show some pix I'm really interested in seeing what u have
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Are you only asking about fiberglass?

I don't have custom fiberglass besides the repair on my spoiler. Bit I do have custom: radio delete, subframe connectors, x bracing, rear seats, front seat brackets. And probably a bunch more stuff.
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Yea let's see them I just want to see custom work
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If you can look at my albums or garage all the pics are in there. If not let me know and I will post them up later when I get home.
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Ok yea iv seen some of urs
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I don't have and I'm unable to get any pictures right now, but a large percentage of my 86 GT is and will be "custom". When I'm able, I plan to document everything I have done and the list is quite extensive. Yes, I am a Mustang modding addict and no I don't want any treatment for the addiction.

If you have any particular areas of interest in modifications that you would like to do to your car, post up what you want to do and we'll see if we can't provide you with pictures and information as to how it would best be accomplished.
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TH you asked lol. But I want to attempt a 4in cowl induction bolt on lexan scoop
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I don't have and I'm unable to get any pictures right now, but a large percentage of my 86 GT is and will be "custom". When I'm able, I plan to document everything I have done and the list is quite extensive. Yes, I am a Mustang modding addict and no I don't want any treatment for the addiction.

If you have any particular areas of interest in modifications that you would like to do to your car, post up what you want to do and we'll see if we can't provide you with pictures and information as to how it would best be accomplished.
Don't you have a handy pic of your torque boxes? I remember seeing them before. And they were pretty impressive.
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TH you asked lol. But I want to attempt a 4in cowl induction bolt on lexan scoop
Yeah, I believe we talked about that. Using the Lexan heater/bender I posted should make that a relatively easy project once you get the measurements figured out. Cut, mark and bend. P.S. That's going to be really cool and I can't wait to see it.

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Don't you have a handy pic of your torque boxes? I remember seeing them before. And they were pretty impressive.
Those are on an old hard drive. I need to transfer that stuff to this PC, but it's just never been at the top of my list. Now, if I could just remember which hard drive (I have dozens ) and where I put it.......
If I posted some before they should be on the forum somewhere, I'll have to see if I can locate them.
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TH you asked lol. But I want to attempt a 4in cowl induction bolt on lexan scoop
I made my own...my dad owns plex products unlimited..soon to be mine..I got the hook ups
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Yeah, I believe we talked about that. Using the Lexan heater/bender I posted should make that a relatively easy project once you get the measurements figured out. Cut, mark and bend. P.S. That's going to be really cool and I can't wait to see it.

Those are on an old hard drive. I need to transfer that stuff to this PC, but it's just never been at the top of my list. Now, if I could just remember which hard drive (I have dozens ) and where I put it.......
If I posted some before they should be on the forum somewhere, I'll have to see if I can locate them.
It may be in my thread somewhere. But that maybe just as hard as figuring out which hard drive. Lol. My thread is getting pretty long.
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Yeah, I believe we talked about that. Using the Lexan heater/bender I posted should make that a relatively easy project once you get the measurements figured out. Cut, mark and bend. P.S. That's going to be really cool and I can't wait to see it.

Those are on an old hard drive. I need to transfer that stuff to this PC, but it's just never been at the top of my list. Now, if I could just remember which hard drive (I have dozens ) and where I put it.......
If I posted some before they should be on the forum somewhere, I'll have to see if I can locate them.
It's not as easy as it sounds...take precautions or else you will be wasting a out of money...polly carbon(lexan) is very expensive.
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It's not as easy as it sounds...take precautions or else you will be wasting a out of money...polly carbon(lexan) is very expensive.
I have worked with Lexan many times in the past and you are right, it is expensive.
However, with the proper tools working with it is very easy IMO.
The hardest part of heating and bending is getting the temperature just right and the bending tools I posted for captain78 makes it a lot easier than other methods.
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I have worked with Lexan many times in the past and you are right, it is expensive.
However, with the proper tools working with it is very easy IMO.
The hardest part of heating and bending is getting the temperature just right and the bending tools I posted for captain78 makes it a lot easier than other methods.
Ya like I said my dad owns his own plex business. He makes just about everything its ridiculous...I've been around plex my whole life and plan on taking over his business one day..but all I know his making a see thro hood is difficult and you may run into problems...

My dad made one out of transparent blue on an 01 mustang with around 500 to the wheels it was awsome I will shoot you some pics when I get out of school and to work...
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Well I'm gonna try to vacuum form it. Using heating elements and a fiberglass mold of a 4in fiberglass hood and a custom box made for vacuum forming. Kinda like they do for hot tubs.
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Well I'm gonna try to vacuum form it. Using heating elements and a fiberglass mold of a 4in fiberglass hood and a custom box made for vacuum forming. Kinda like they do for hot tubs.
All the power to you
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Ya like I said my dad owns his own plex business. He makes just about everything its ridiculous...I've been around plex my whole life and plan on taking over his business one day..but all I know his making a see thro hood is difficult and you may run into problems...

My dad made one out of transparent blue on an 01 mustang with around 500 to the wheels it was awsome I will shoot you some pics when I get out of school and to work...
An entire hood would be extremely difficult.
But I believe he is just making the cowl induction scoop which will be much easier.
I'd love to see the pics too.

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Well I'm gonna try to vacuum form it. Using heating elements and a fiberglass mold of a 4in fiberglass hood and a custom box made for vacuum forming. Kinda like they do for hot tubs.

That will be really cool! Take your time, get it perfect and you may have the beginnings of a well paying business.
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We gonna see I can get a sheet of polycarbonate for $100 from home depot but I think the sheets they have is to thin
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We gonna see I can get a sheet of polycarbonate for $100 from home depot but I think the sheets they have is to thin
3/16" or 1/4" Would probably be best for your purposes.
I think anything thinner would flex and vibrate too much.


I used 1/16" to replace the glass in my fiberglass hatch, but it's relatively flat and fastened down with screws every 1 1/2".

P.S. I used to get mine from a place called ACI Plastics, maybe look them up and check prices.
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Well do thinks
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3/16" or 1/4" Would probably be best for your purposes.
I think anything thinner would flex and vibrate too much.

I used 1/16" to replace the glass in my fiberglass hatch, but it's relatively flat and fastened down with screws every 1 1/2".

P.S. I used to get mine from a place called ACI Plastics, maybe look them up and check prices.
Where do you get fiberglass hatch?
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Where do you get fiberglass hatch?
I got mine from HO Fibertrends and my hood from Cervinis.
Both are good quality and fit well.
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But you had to put glass in correct?

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That is not a bad price on that hatch.
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But you had to put glass in correct?

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That is not a bad price on that hatch.
Yes, but I used Lexan to save weight and it's a considerable amount of weight too.
That glass is heavy.
Not a bad price at all and if Dave Lanman (last name spelling?) is still there he's a great guy to deal with.
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Cool, thanks
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Cool, thanks
If you get one post a thread about it and I will go into detail as to how I installed mine.
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I will , going to be a bit just put alot into engine. Have to wait for a least couple months.

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How does screws look in your window? Or wait you probably custom something up to look great .. Lol
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I will , going to be a bit just put alot into engine. Have to wait for a least couple months.

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How does screws look in your window? Or wait you probably custom something up to look great .. Lol
The screws look great IMO. Gives it that "racecar" look.
Why, yes I did. I even got a compliment from my insurance agent about it.


Pretty simple really. I used strips of the black mastic sealer to seal it down, masked off and painted a black strip around the edges of the Lexan to cover the mastic and the channel it lays in, then used SS self sealing screws to hold it down. You just have to be careful to not over tighten the screws. Never any problems with leaks.
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The screws look great IMO. Gives it that "racecar" look.
Why, yes I did. I even got a compliment from my insurance agent about it.

Pretty simple really. I used strips of the black mastic sealer to seal it down, masked off and painted a black strip around the edges of the Lexan to cover the mastic and the channel it lays in, then used SS self sealing screws to hold it down. You just have to be careful to not over tighten the screws. Never any problems with leaks.
Vinyl works better
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Vinyl works better
For what or than what?
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I was kinda looking in to doin something in the back hatch I have lil girl that loves to ride the race car she calls it but the car seat don't sit we'll in the back so I was wanting to put like a strut bar from shock to shock with some tie down points so I feel better that she tied downs good
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I was kinda looking in to doin something in the back hatch I have lil girl that loves to ride the race car she calls it but the car seat don't sit we'll in the back so I was wanting to put like a strut bar from shock to shock with some tie down points so I feel better that she tied downs good
That's a good idea and those are available or easily fabricated.
Drive careful, be safe and protect the babies.
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That's a good idea and those are available or easily fabricated.
Drive careful, be safe and protect the babies.
Well I tried to look for them but I couldn't find them so I was hoping to find a pic of one
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http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...ck-Tower-Brace

something like this?
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