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    Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    Hello all Iv been away for a while but now im back. woo hoo!

    Heres the situation.

    As many of you know I purchased my kit in 2002 but went to school for three years so didnt really get to work on it as often as I wanted. So ya I got a chassis, it was rusted (geeer Canada) got a second one that was nice and started. I sand blasted the frame, Zinc chromate it, primed it, then painted it. now is the body. I purchased the kit for $300 BUT the body needed alot of work (as you can see in the pics below) So iv got a lot of fiberglass questions I need answered.

    First off as you can see in the pics there is some crack-chipping going on What would I use to fill these cracks in? Product numbers or name?




    Next we have the inside of my kit. As you can see theres alot of see through areas I would like to reinforce to make it a bit stronger. What fiberglass or product would i use for this? Whats the procedures would I do? (BTW the rusted piece of metal is not part of my chassis lol its just a piece of metal under the tarp so no water caves in)



    In these pics you can see some cracking... this is probably from the guy that owned it from me before as he put on bondo and crap that I had to grind off (as you can see) Also whats gonna be good to remake the lines of this door?




    and final question is a two part. Whats my kit called? Its not a AD 355 it was made in Toronto and it had the door and bottom molding as one?


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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    You will need fiberglass cloth and resin.Read Here:
    http://www.automotivehelper.com/cat1773/
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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    ahh thanks the 101 helped a bit ill try posting and see what they say thanks for the great site!

    Brad

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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    Post more pics of the whole kit and maybe we can tell you who made it. Its to hard from the couple pictures you have to see who made it.

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    He said Toronto - so its most likely a " JLGI, Kit Car Liquidators, Jack Lugus, Jack Lucas, TecnoDesign USA, et al." body. See http://www.kitcar.com/consumeralert/JLGI/home.html. The Canadian rep (Tibor Lovasz) is now doing business as http://www.vitessesportscar.com

    http://www.kitcarmag.com/featuredveh...ic_rebody_kit/

    Or less likely is Uto from Kitchener - but then he would know if it came from Uto directly.
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    So, no one ever shot Jack?
    And the joke is,<br />when he awoke his,<br />body was covered in Coke fizz !

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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    Quote Originally Posted by derwin
    He said Toronto - so its most likely a " JLGI, Kit Car Liquidators, Jack Lugus, Jack Lucas, TecnoDesign USA, et al." body. See http://www.kitcar.com/consumeralert/JLGI/home.html. The Canadian rep (Tibor Lovasz) is now doing business as http://www.vitessesportscar.com

    http://www.kitcarmag.com/featuredveh...ic_rebody_kit/

    Or less likely is Uto from Kitchener - but then he would know if it came from Uto directly.
    Jack Lucas is living in Lakeland, FLorida. I accidently bumped into him while he was putting up a steel building near the Lakeland airport. He had several very rough bodies laying on the slab along with his molds. I would not do business with him. He has burned a lot (I mean a lot) of people in this business.

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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    Dave. You are right on top of everything! I met Jack about 15 years ago when I was first considering buying a Koenig TR kit. Even as I sat in his office there were irate customers on the phone.
    And the joke is,<br />when he awoke his,<br />body was covered in Coke fizz !

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    Re: Fiberglass questions - Tons of pics BEWARE 56K !

    Well I took more pics of the kit to see if ya guys knew what it was...







    thanks guys


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    I am certainly no 355 expert but the signs of a JLGI kit were the front corner lines not matching up with the door/fender (ie the midline that would be on both sides of the front wheel arch).
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