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  • Falcata
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    Hi I finally got my turn signals , they are really cool , they have low beam ( DLR ) day time lights , high beam DLR and Amber sequential signals , I ordered a few sets and the shipping company lost them !!!!

    Had to order again .......

    So I will be working on there spot in the front Dam , this should be a right pain to make also ... but worth the effort .

    They are aftermarket up grade for the new Honda Civic Type R

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    Would be nice to find a wrecked Civic Type R and make a mold of the light housings .......I looked at buying an aftermarket on to copy .................$2600 USD plus shipping ...... Not going to happen .

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  • Falcata
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    Hi guys & gals
    Been a while , must be getting old almost forgot how to post stuff on here lol .
    I have missed some time from the car ( obliviously ) you know the usual stuff in the forest on an Island , power outages from wind storms and freak snow storms , life etc .
    So I have been plugging away at the rear deck lid fake vents and prepping the roof scoop mounting . the roof will have a small foam frame that will be part of the roof to position and fasten the scoop .

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    The factory roof cap tapers into the vent

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    laying out the foam to make the frame for the roof mount

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    I hung the wing from the overhead door rails to get an idea if I was going to like it , I like the ends but they will be too difficult to make .
    So the end would get cut off and there will be plates on the ends .

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  • Falcata
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    Rear anchor points / foe vents .
    roughed in , this will give you an idea what it will look like .
    should blend in with the rest of the craziness ....

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  • Falcata
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    More on the rear anchor points , which will become fake vents .

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    Here you see the some thin fiberglass , I made a few sheets of it in different thicknesses , of coarse the thinner the more flexible . I find it very handy , you can cut it with tin snips or scissors on the really thin stuff .
    The black line is where the foam will end and once the rear clam shell is made that will be cut out a 1/4 of an inch smaller to access the bolt to attach part , and a revel for the cover to be bonded onto .

    Next is to foam and shape .

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  • Falcata
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    Thanks for the kind words , Wayne and Don .
    Yes the new foam is working well , I am now a nurse at home , as my wife had a knee replacement on Friday , I will be making a few parts at the home shop for the car , I need to machine a small mold to hold the front signals .
    They are small amber LED's .

    I will catch you guys up from my last post to here.

    and along the way was working on the attachment points , originally I was going to use the factory hatch hinges to hold the rear clam shell down but found it really difficult to access the bolts with the top on .
    So if you are racing the clock with bonding compound to attach the roof this might prove to be a problem .
    So I came up with a new idea to bolt the rear down using the rear strut mounting location , now there will be a foe vent to hide the fasteners .
    I try to use the lasers and grids to insure things are staying symmetrical , this car has so much shape its like working on an egg all the time !!!

    So in case there is any confusion with this , there are two parts here the lower one is like the hatch replacement , which seals the back of the car and the top part , which will be the outer cover ( body ).
    These two parts will be bonded together before they go on the car.
    Then the combined part will be bonded to the roof and bolted here where you see bolts , then a small flat piece will be bonded over to hide the bolts .

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    The part you see with the bolts below will be fiberglassed from the other side once it's been removed to copy the parts for production.
    Because the under side is already finished in gelcoat and I can't get at it until then .
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  • dobie44
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    That foam really seams to be working for you Phil. Your kinda doing what I did on my build replacing all the foam that is attacked by the polyester resin with the urathanian foam. The results are looking really good!!
    Wayne

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  • Don
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    Looking great Phil.

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  • Falcata
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    Also been working on the trunk lid outer , the louvers and how they will blend into the rear deck , I know Don might be confused again lol . Now I can have the foam at any thickness I have made the rear deck thicker this affects the trunk , so I have been working on the rise and run of the louvers .

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  • Falcata
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    and along the way was working on the attachment points , originally I was going to use the factory hatch hinges to hold the rear clam shell down but found it really difficult to access the bolts with the top on .
    So if you are racing the clock with bonding compound to attach the roof this might prove to be a problem .
    So I came up with a new idea to bolt the rear down using the rear strut mounting location , now there will be a foe vent to hide the fasteners .
    I try to use the lasers and grids to insure thing are staying symmetrical , this car has so much shape its like working on an egg all the time !!!

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  • Falcata
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    More .....
    So I remade the pieces for the batman humps that go on the roof in the new foam , the new foam is going well at the moment , its a little fragile as in density , so machining it takes extra care , but it can be filled or patched , so it should be good .

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  • Falcata
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    Time for an other update , still plugging away in the forest on the Falcata , we had a huge wind storm here on the Island last night , yes you guessed it power got knocked out again , seems like the only time I get to update is when the power gets knocked out at the shop in the forest .
    So I have been busy remaking all the pieces I had made in the blue foam with a few changes along the way .
    Here I taped a couple of strips of wood on the foam and ran it in the planer to make a taper , seemed to work out , these pieces are to make the big piece that goes across the back thicker and have a taper

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    Last edited by Falcata; 01-13-2021, 09:21 PM.

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  • Falcata
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    Small update , had a snow storm that knocked out the power and took down a bunch of trees at the shop , winter .....had a chance to try out my G35 X in the snow and man it's awesome !!! .

    Some more of the tail end

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  • Falcata
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    Some more on the tail light tray .
    Using my pattern Technic to make the pieces that go over the top of the lights .


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  • Falcata
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    Started using the new foam , its going to help a lot , I can cut the foam with the new saw I built and then run it through the thickness planer to what ever thickness I need .
    Here you can see how malleable it is when thinner .

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  • Falcata
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    Here is another pic , you can see now the replica in the background .
    I built a base for it so it can be at the same angle as on the car for building the louvers for the lid .

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