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  • Falcata
    Wing continuation , just spraying the mold with PVA , laid it out to be cut today but no time to take pics ....

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  • Falcata
    Wing update
    The 3/16 th's round bar seemed to work out
    More later gotta go .

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  • Falcata
    Joel your killing me with all the brilliant stuff you have built , I have zero spare time , and now I am running behind because I got caught up in your 250 GTO build , ( I loved it ) these cars with crazy shapes and trying to keep everything symmetrical is a brain teaser , I was telling my friend Dave ( who want's one of these bodies for his 350Z ) it's like trying to measure an egg .............where do you start and everytime you change something it affects something else .
    My wife and I have been to Italy three times and have been to all the Ferrari facilities , we have seen the original birdcage buck for the 250 GTO amazing !!!!

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  • C5GTO
    I think you're taking a top notch approach to building out the plugs to make molds. I congratulate you on your ingenuity. I built out a plug on my previous Ferrari home built car project and I've got to say that my methods looked absolutely primitive compared to yours. In case you're curious:

    Keep up the good work!

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  • Falcata
    Falcata Tech tip of the day

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  • Falcata
    Continuing with the wing , I released it , pulled the PVA off and washed the rest off with water , then trimmed the part , re-waxed and Sprayed PVA on the ( raw glass mold ) and both sides of the wing in case any resin ran down inside making it stick together , then set the wing back in the lower mold and glassed the top half , i tried something new i placed 3/16 steel round bar on the curved edges in hopes of keeping them held down firm , if this was the finished product I would have made really big flanges and vacuum bagged it .

    Please keep in mind I am no composite expert by any means , I have some past experience working at a custom yacht building company , where I got tossed into the deep end of the composite department because they were very short handed on a 70 foot sloop .
    So a lot has changed in twenty odd years .

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  • Falcata
    A little more on the rear wing , this wing is 57 ish inches wide and needs to be like 78 inches .
    Here making a mold of the bottom half , the mold is only needed to make two parts of each side ,so they can be raw glass ( no gelcoat ) and those parts will need to be glassed back into the wing and body work,
    then more serious molds taken off it to produce wings for the cars .

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  • TRcrazy
    Hey Phil, I’ve been following your build here and it’s coming along nicely.
    Your tech tip video will help a lot of people I’m sure. I will subscribe to your channel for more updates. Take care, -Vince

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  • Falcata
    Hi guys and gals
    I thought i might start adding some tips that I have discovered to make some things easier .

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  • Falcata
    Hi guys and gals
    back to the car , I decided to start working on the wing , something to do while filler or glass is curing .
    I was going to just buy one , but then i would have to change it to fit the car anyway , so I had this old wing hanging around the shop I think it's from a Mustang .
    The shape is close except for it's 2 feet too narrow . so I am going to take a mold of the middle and copy that twice and add a foot to each side , I know it sounds easy right .

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  • AjzRide
    Thanks for the video and details, you've given me a lot to think about. I don't think my shop is big enough for a 360 boom, but I definitely want it to be able to follow me around like yours.

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  • Falcata
    Awesome stuff on here , very creative minds , CNC would love some of that action , maybe in the future .
    I made a small Video of my dust collector , new at Youtube so it's not the greatest .
    The next time i am trimming or cutting some glass i will video and post it .

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  • JoshRT
    Originally posted by Falcata View Post
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    I machined all the bottom out ridges in the connectors so stuff could flow well , set up router table and miter saw , even have a hand floor sweep pocket .
    the dust collector itself is a beast , it's 1/12 hp 2,5 cubic feet per second i think , it required a 20 amp plugin , the lights dimm a tiny bit when it comes on , we tested the draw it draws 75 amps when it starts , i have never seen my Fluke meter read a draw like that , they are usually so fast you can't read them !!!
    It lives in this insulated box , its not annoying this way . I have to go now I will try to add some pics of it in use , I have video of it sucking stuff up from the floor's an animal

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    Awesome project! We'll just finish installing the parts from 4Wheelonline onto the truck then we'll rebuild the garage. That will be a good additional.

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  • drxlcarfreak
    I think I am going to have to try to put mine inside a box as well. I run it as little as possible because of the noise. I definitely need that swing arm too!

    Sort of, but I build my own with my CNC, based on a design that I can't think of the name of anymore. There is an entire forum dedicated to it. I since updated the filter bag with a Wynn .5 micron filter. It costs as much as the entire harbor freight dust collector, but actually filters out the invisible dust that's harmful to your health.
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    I also cut automatic 2.5" and 4" blast gates that I was going to wire up so they would open and close the right gates and turn on the vacuum when I hit a switch, but making the gates operational was as far as I got. Then garage time became scarce for me.

    Sorry about the threadjack, awesome project by the way!
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  • Falcata
    Hi these are the specs on the dust collector , i was off a little bit . here are a couple more pics , one you can see the hose off , if I am not making a shit load of dust I just take the hose off and the LED light is very handy on the boom .
    In the other pics you can see I just lay it where i need it .
    Oh also there is a 30 Lbs counter weight on the end , it spins effortlessly .
    the blue box it's in is insulated with 1/2 inch hard foam board . there is no vent to the outside , and no filter the stuff just spins in a big funnel inside and then falls into the bag , and it sucks up some fair size stuff .
    There is hardly any dust inside the box when I empty the bag .

    Good luck on building your own , I am so happy I took the time to build this one , can't imagine the mess ,not to mention the itchyness !!!
    Post yours when your done , looking forward to seeing it .
    Hope this helps !!!

    And AjzRide what car are you building ? had a quick look last night couldn't find it ?
    Brand Name Powerfist
    Item Name 2 HP Industrial Shop Dust Collector
    Type Industrial shop dust collector
    Voltage Rating (V AC) 120 V AC
    Amperage Rating (A) 16 A
    Frequency Rating (Hz) 60 Hz
    Horse Power (HP) 2 HP
    Phase Single
    Flow Rate (CFM) 1,790 CFM
    Inlet Diameter (in.) 5 in.
    Micron Rating (micron) 35 micron
    Bag Diameter (in.) 19-11/16 in.
    Bag Height (in.) 33-1/2 in.
    Intake Holes (in.) 2 x 4 in.
    Noise Rating (dB) 95 dB
    Cord Length (ft) 6 ft
    Cord Size (AWG) 16 gauge
    Cord Type SJT
    Overall Depth (in.) 33-1/2 in.
    Overall Height (in.) 73-1/4 in.
    Overall Width (in.) 22 in.
    Includes 2 cotton dust bags and 2 bag clamps
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