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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    What are the strengthening ribs made from?

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    Slits were cut on both sides so it would follow a compound curve.

    To hold it in place I just used small pieces of aluminum tape. then glassed it in

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    Nice bit of lateral thinking and reuse, cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
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    Slits were cut on both sides so it would follow a compound curve.

    To hold it in place I just used small pieces of aluminum tape. then glassed it in
    I had a feeling it was some sort of drywall edging, just wasn't sure WHAT exactly. Nice.
    Thanks,

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    Had some time to work on the new bonnet/hood today.

    Started to make the side flanges.

    Used aluminum tape to form a trough on the side to hold the expanding foam in.

    Drilled some 19mm holes so I could pour the expanding foam into the troughs. Positioned the bonnet to where I wanted it and secured it so it wouldn't move, then poured the expanding foam into the holes.

    I'll work on installing the extractor vent while the expanding foam sets up

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    Hi Brett,

    Since the bodies are notoriously not symmetrical, how do you plan your layouts for something like this?
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic View Post
    Hi Brett,

    Since the bodies are notoriously not symmetrical, how do you plan your layouts for something like this?
    On the hood/bonnet I used that sheet rock shim material (posted info on that earlier)to establish an even gap in the front and on the sides. For the back of the hood/bonnet I put the canopy in the down position and pull even distances from the canopy to the edge of the hood/bonnet.
    So with that done it makes it hard to see any miss alignments. (yes the hood/bonnet is not symmetrical)
    I then pulled a measurement across the front and then the back of the hood/bonnet and split those distances in half to establish a center line. That was used to position the extractor vent so it would be centered in the hood/bonnet.

    Thats how the hood/bonnet was done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    so this is basically the Buck, right. I’m not totally sure what the foam was for along the sides? Was this to form the basis of the bonnet edges and you will cover the foam edges with a layer of fiberglass once pulled from the body?


    Edit : ignore.....just reread your earlier post properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    so this is basically the Buck, right. I’m not totally sure what the foam was for along the sides? Was this to form the basis of the bonnet edges and you will cover the foam edges with a layer of fiberglass once pulled from the body?


    Edit : ignore.....just reread your earlier post properly
    Sorry for the confusion.

    I know I don't go into as much details as I use to.
    From my experience on the sterling forum most people just want to see pictures and going into detail on how something was made was just a waste of time. I apologize to the members here if that is not the case here.


    Yes this is the Buck for the mould that I'm building for the bonnet/hood and the foam that was poured will make the side edges of the bonnet/hood. It should make for a perfect fit.



    I'll post a picture of it once I remove it to clarify why I did it this way.

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