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    A few questions about this build

    I was digging through that little search feature and came upon this:

    http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.ph...=54674&t=54674

    I studied the pictures for a few hours to try to figure out the process, but I'm still left with some questions, many of which probably seem rather amateur:

    1. They used foam over the existing body to form the shape, in some cases several inches of foam. I noticed that they then removed this foam and painted the pieces they had created out of fiberglass. To me this would seem to imply they were left with a body piece much larger than the car itself (by at least a few inches), especially after the original panels were removed. How do they reconcile that gap? Mount it and have a big space, fill it with expanding foam, put the foam former back in there, what?

    2. Are the pieces mounted with bolts, epoxy, more fiberglass, or a combination of all 3?

    3. This seems like a (relatively) rapid way of building up a one off, as opposed to creating wood formers and such. Anyone have a time estimate for something like this?

    Thanks for any insights you guys might have

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    Nick in Japan
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    Re: A few questions about this build

    To answer you question Muttled

    1) We are all amateurs in this game... as you are always learning!

    2) If you look he has made some metal frames to bolt the glass to the body. It does not look like they have replaced the foam.

    3) I think well I assume he would have glassed in fixing points on the panels so they could bolt up to the body, chassis and the new frames on the NSX...

    4) It is a good plan of action for a 1 off on a exiting car if you are NOT looking for 100% accuracy.


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    Re: A few questions about this build

    is this not dj goldens car or a friend of dj golden?

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    Nick in Japan
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    Re: A few questions about this build

    That car is in Japan and on a Honda NSX... DJs car is in Taiwan on a Fiero!!

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