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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:34 pm 
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I've got a mk2 Cortina bonnet here that would benefit from the same process. :)
If you fancy one to practice on. Lol.


Umm.
And a boot lid.
And 4 doors.
A CF roof would be nice too as mine has a small dent..

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:45 pm 
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thanks for the kind comments peeps.

lol jason

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:54 pm 
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:)

On a serious note.
If you do a blue cf bonnet for wirra, let me know..
I'm interested with having a blue cf one for the Tina.
I think we've spoken about it before.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:00 pm 
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Its not gonna happen for a while that Jason. Will eventually tho defo

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:06 pm 
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I'm in no rush. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:38 pm 
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well its been a while since I last updated, been mad busy as usual, had a nice little job in for Wiraxr2 which is coming along nicely, as he has been very patient and allowed me to drag this job out as a result of other commitments I thought it was only fair to do a bit extra for him, in this case some nice custom door cards which are to incorporate infused carbon fibre inserts. This is a long winded task to get the finish required but an enjoyable one none the less, here are some pics for anyone interested.

Standard door card
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Now to cut the existing insert out
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First plugs to get the process started
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Here is the first mould which will allow me to produce grp inserts which can then be polished to a fine shine which in turn can be remoulded.
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Here are the fibreglass parts made from the first mould which have been flatted and polished and prepped ready to be remoulded
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And now the tooling gelcoat

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Don't mind that it's taking so long Raj. Well maybe :doh: maybe a gesture of goodwill could be made by a reduction in price :blub: lmao.
Just jokes mate.
I knew you were busy and it was my choice to send it you as it did me a favour, getting it all out my way out of the dining room and getting the Mrs offy back lol.
Thx for the work your doing. All the pics look top quality that u sent me as usual. Carry on. Can't wait to get it all back and take it for an mot

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:47 am 
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That's a well smart idea!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:51 am 
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cheers chaps :-)

first layer of reinforcement went down onto the mould last night so will put a few more on tonight. Hopefully it should be ready to go for the weekend, Wira I could do with getting a fair few of the parts already done sent out to you this week, as once they are flocked they are difficult to store. Drop me a message when you can with your address and I will get them sent.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:03 pm 
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More pics :cool!:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Well another small update, whilst working on the carbon insert moulds I have managed to complete all the black parts of this custom xr2 interior.

Here is the 2 tone clock dismantled
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The heater controls had to have the plastic welds drilled out to allow them to be removed
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Now it was time to prep, key and primer the parts ready for mounting onto the jigs ready for flocking
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Here are some images of the flocked parts, im really please with the custom triple gauge holder which has been hand crafted and smoothed in. I think its turned out nice, sorry about the quality of the pics but my phone seems to be struggling to focus
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:25 pm 
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Top work as always Raj. Can't wait to see it all in the flesh and get it fitted. Bad luck it wasn't done already. Could of taken the car to ford fair. Anyway good things come to those who wait. As they say lol

Get pics of the door cards up

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:29 pm 
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ive just gelcoated some grp ones out of the mould ready for glassing tomorrow, need to get more of a shine on the mould to making a fresh one, are you still going to ford fair as I can bring a load of your stuff with me?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:26 pm 
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Nah I'm at work. Said I'd work it as I didn't want to go and drule over other people's cars in envy that theirs are on the road :blub:

First show will be attended when the Xr is finally done and on show.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:03 pm 
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well bit more progress on the custom door cards, made a parts from the last mould but im wasnt happy with the mould finish and its virtually impossible to polish it being recessed, so ive made another grp set but gone down with finer grit

straight out of the mould, you can see the finish is dull and a few marks from the release agent, these will polish out but that involved extra labour which kills the product profit, these need to be pretty much finished as soon as they are broken out of the mould.

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just finished with 2000 grit and had the first pass with the polish, this will give you an idea of the finished item. Even the grp has come up a treat
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both done,

I have changed my mind on doing 2 from the same mould as these aere a little tricky to break out so dont want to stress the carbon. The new mould will be a single part production, double the work but the final product should make it worth it.

The final mould should be done for the weekend. Soon be back with you Wirra

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:09 pm 
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I have also been busy on with making my own roof scoop, I have now finished the outer skin mould and have sculpted the inner shell to house 2 vents and a drain.

holes sized and drilled symetrically
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sealed and released
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and here is the part made from the first mould
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Now i have to start prepping the surface ready for the final mould. Managed to get a nice shine out of it
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Thanks for looking

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:26 pm 
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Can't wait. :cool!:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:28 pm 
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neither can i lol. Actually started working on my own car now so cant wait to srat making some more bits for the fiesta

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:19 am 
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scoop looks smart :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:01 pm 
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Been a good while from my last update, made some good progress on the door cards, ive made the final mould which im more than happy with.

Here is the fabric being laid up into position
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flow media
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Now all cured time to removed the excess media, note the lack of excess resin on the rear, thats how it should be
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:10 pm 
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And finished product complete in door card?? Tada!
Oh :blub:
Take your time Raj want it to be mint
Also will send you my door lever covers to flock once I've found them so you can post everything back to me at once :cool!:

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