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    Fiberglass Parts

    Does anyone out there know of a way to take a smaller fiberglass part and blow it up way bigger. For instance if I wanted to take a model door on a small toy car and blow if up to actual size. There has go to be a way. CAD maybe

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    dial calipers and graph paper and knowing the scale of the model and hand drawing it would be the old fasion way but works,is this what your asking :-\

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    which part , just ask for the part someone may have it already
    In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    trying to design a hole replica from a toy car. Does not seem to be a way to do it.

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    Chip Foose did this once with a 3d cnc scanner. He scanned a hot wheels car and made a full size car out of it. the one I saw was the beach truck with a caddy drive train in the rear. Of course he had a cnc cut block of foam made from the scanning.

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    If going the CAD route, I recommend ViaCAD V7. It's a very powerful 3D modeling & CAD application that just happens to be very inexpensive and very, very powerful. Think of it as a consumer version of SolidWorks at less than the cost of TurboCAD - which, by the way, is a dog compared to ViaCAD.

    I have done some car modeling with it and once you learn how to use it, it's fairly easy to do, although it is very time consuming. Here is an original design I created by using a Countach for inspiration:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...103.1427554255

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    Re: Fiberglass Parts

    which car because im doing the same thing on a sv lp670 starting with the front bumper i got my scale model 1/14 and my materials ready and measuring tools today and some relly good epoxy resin that does not destroy foam board.

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