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#16 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 03:23 PM

What are you running for engine,trans,and rear end ?

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:26 PM

What are you running for engine,trans,and rear end ?

It has a 16 horsepower opposed twin,4 speed tranimission out of a early chevy with granny gear and a narrowed ford rear end 019.JPG
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:38 PM

One trick to making curves in foam board, is to score the face of the material (cut through the outer layer of fiber glass and foam core, leaving the back layer intact) and it will take on what ever radius you want to make. The tighter radius, the closer the scored cuts need to be. At that point, you can glass mat the outer surface and tie it all together.

Looks like a fun project and I too, am looking forward to the progress.

I have worked at a fiberglass manufacturing facility for going on 8 years.I am the lead man in the trim shop,We make steeple,babistry, water park slides,boat parts and alot of work for altec ,all the honda signs at the dealerships out in front and hanging on the buildings,what i am going to do with my fenders is cut thru the fiberglass with the radius of my fenders and put a thin piece into it and glue into place with running boards in between.Sorry I do not understand what you were telling me about cutting the radius.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:42 PM

http://www.piedmontfiberglass.com/ Here is a link to our website

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Briggs (looks like B/S air cleaner), Chevy, and Ford? Man I bet that thing will scoot. Try to keep it under 70.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:00 AM

What are you using for a clutch set up ?

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:05 AM

I do not understand what you were telling me about cutting the radius.



Posted Image
This is for bending plywood, but gives the idea.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:17 AM

Kenny,your image is not showing for me.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:33 AM

Hmmmmm? I see it! Anybody else having a problem with it?

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:42 AM

Odd,still not showing for me. :confuse: :confuse:

Instead of the image,it just says "posted image".

Edited by mjodrey, September 06, 2012 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:04 AM

I clicked on "posted image". and it opened up a white square for a photo but the image doesn't come up for me either, Kenny

Edited by jdcrawler, September 06, 2012 - 07:06 AM.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:12 AM

I also tried clicking on "posted image",and got the same white square,no pic.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:26 AM

Okay, I'll fix it.
kerfcut bending.JPG

Does this show?
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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:37 AM

Yes it does show now.Thanks Kenny. :thumbs:

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 01:01 PM

What are you using for a clutch set up ?

Right now it has an idler pulley that tightens the drive belt when you engage a pedal but i do not like that set up and not decided on the new set up yet.
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