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i am redoing my trunk and my interior in all fiberglass and i would like to do it myself. I was wondering im i am able to just cover my pieces oout of the car with alluminum foil and lay the fiberglass over it in layers and then sand it down and replace the factory piece with the fiberglass piece and still have the factory piece left over itcase i sell. Is This possible any tips or advice would be greatly appericated.

ps its a 98 civic if that helps. all plastic pieces.
 

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im always like, specially when working with things like fiberglas, wood, metal, custom building shit, you can make anything fit. If you need to ask if it will work, guess what, it wont. You need to believe in yourself, you can always make it fit, just think about how you will do it, and then do it, dont ask if thats the right way, because you thought about it and you were sure. If you even need to ask, can i do it or not, you cant. There is no one way, there are lots of ways of doing things, and if your way doesnt work, try another, learn from it. Just do it....
 

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Originally posted by pimped out bird@Nov 12 2003, 12:28 PM
i am redoing my trunk and my interior in all fiberglass and i would like to do it myself. I was wondering im i am able to just cover my pieces oout of the car with alluminum foil and lay the fiberglass over it in layers and then sand it down and replace the factory piece with the fiberglass piece and still have the factory piece left over itcase i sell. Is This possible any tips or advice would be greatly appericated.

ps its a 98 civic if that helps. all plastic pieces.
what i would do is, just make the template and structure for what i was wanting to do, its not clear on what u wanna do....u want a custom look, or u want an extra set of the truck pieces?
 

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I'm in the process of re-doing my interior with fiberglass as well.

I'm doing just like you stated: using the original as a mold and customize it.

Joost is right, first thing you have to have is confidence. You can do whatever you like (it just might take you longer). I've learned through trial and error (working with fiberglass) what works and what doesn't.

The only thing that I can say is be prepared to do a lot of sanding and primering....and when you think you're done.......you will have more sanding to do.

But in the end you will have a custom interior like no other and you can say that you did it yourself.

You should post some pics as you are going.

I will be posting some later tonight of mine (hopefully).

Good luck and keep us informed on how it's going.

Later
TC
 

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i would say you would need to use the original plastic to make a mold off of...basically molding the backside of the plastic...plaster and shellac(spelling?) to seal the plaster then a layer of something like gelcoat possibly...then recreate the new pieces off that mold pretty much however you want...be prepared for alot of sanding
 

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just go to the junkyard and get another set of plastic panels you want to use. it is faster and cheaper than making them out of fiberglass. then you can use the extra panels to do your fiberglass work to. and you will have your stock ones for later. ;)
 

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my dash is covered with grill cloth and then fiberglassed.
 

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Originally posted by fabfiveprez+Nov 14 2003, 09:26 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (fabfiveprez @ Nov 14 2003, 09:26 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--306caddy@Nov 14 2003, 09:36 PM
that is a fuckin clean beretta
the cleanest[/b][/quote]
THANX :thumbsup:

 

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when i biuld custom fiberglas inter panels i just made a metal skeletin with chicken wire type fence and steel rods and sometimes sheet metal for support on the inside did i explain that ok ? :)
 
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