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    Looking good and taking notes.
    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    Finish glassing of the "buck/plug"
    All trimming of excess glass has been done and holes have been drill for the bolts that will hold the pieces together.

    Holes were drill before anything was removed to insure that the parts go back together in the same spot and the corrugated texture of the flanges help to keep everything in alignment.

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    The parts to the mould/mold

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    The mould/mold bolted together and waiting to be waxed and PVA applied before the part is made from it.

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    I've not yet done any serious fibreglass work Brett and am really impressed with your work here. I'm sure I'll be referring back to your thread for help in the future ... well done!

    Alistair

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    quality work and an inspiration for us all.....reminds me I must start work on my new dash for the scooby nova

    I love the way you managed to do this in only 3 parts. I would never have thought about the wrap around section. I’d have probably done that as 3 pieces because I didn’t think out of the box
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    When getting supplies for this I thought I'd order from a place on the web that had lower prices than other suppliers. Never had placed an order before with them and I wont again.

    Well I found out why they had lower prices.
    From the fiberglass mat to the resin and the gel coat to the mould/mold release wax, not once did I get a break.

    The glue that held the fiberglass mat together took some time to dissolve which made it hard and took time to get the mat to lay flat and even though they said it was 1 1/2 oz mat it was thinner than other 1 1/2oz mat that I had.

    The resin that they sent said it was laminating resin but on the label it was written to sand before laminating additional coats, plus the gallon cans weren't full.

    Gel coat was so thick that my gun had a hard time spraying it and the gallon can was only 2/3 full.

    The mould/mold release wax went on nice but the PVA when sprayed on had a hard time to flow smooth so the finish of the part turned out like crap.

    Any way here's the finished bonnet/hood
    I'll post a picture of it on the car after the grand kids leave

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    Nice job Brett, that's a great looking hood!

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    looks good regardless of all the headaches caused by a poor supplier.
    Well done! can't wait to see what happens next

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratrog64 View Post
    Nice job Brett, that's a great looking hood!
    Thanks.

    Forgot to mention that the gel coat took forever to cure. I added my regular amount of hardener and 3 hours later it was finally starting to cure. Had no problems with the resin curing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaisa View Post
    Well done! can't wait to see what happens next
    Thanks
    What happens next is,,,,I plan to start fiberglassing the center console tomorrow. Got the mould/mold for the console done the day after the hood/bonnet was made

    Then I need to make the hinges and latch for the bonnet/hood.

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    Best shut lines of any Nova bonnet I've seen (understandably )

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    Best shut lines of any Nova bonnet I've seen (understandably )
    What he said

    Outstanding attention to detail.
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