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Old 05-25-2017, 12:17 PM
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You sir are a fiberglassing animal.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:48 AM
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It's what the fumes do to you Bandit!

Just raw out of the mould with a little dressing up to do, but these canards - fiddly as they are - turned out ok. Iíll dress the outer edge with Carbon Fiber.





You Tube videos on canards only show how to fit them. FIT them??? Gees I didn't know it was that hard. But I have been unable to find any on how to MAKE them - which is surely of far greater need. As a result I've decided to fill that gap with a tutorial that'll show step by step right from the start how to build them to fit your car and design using techniques and materials that any petrol head probably has already in their garage. Stay tuned.

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:54 AM
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Just about got the larger tin canards dies finished today around which I am filming my latest fiberglassing tutorial on how to make these aero aids to your own design for your own car.

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:26 AM
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I finished the fiberglass molds of my tin canard dies today. Tutorial video out soon.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:10 PM
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VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to make your own canards easily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJs2t7j8pQ
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:04 PM
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Almost finished my canards



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Old 06-08-2017, 07:41 PM
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...just out of curiosity; since the front of most all production cars is a molded piece of Poly Urethane, unlike your custom FRP parts, just how would one secure these Canards to such a flexible surface? Make an inner panel to put fasteners through? Bond em on? Duct Tape


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Old 06-08-2017, 08:30 PM
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These canards have a lower flanged edge so you can just bolt them to your car bodywork, as you'll see at the end of this second part. Part A got 1,100 views in 24 hours. Let's release it's brother! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5fHvGMrjY
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:41 PM
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These canards have a lower flanged edge so you can just bolt them to your car bodywork, as you'll see at the end of this second part. Part A got 1,100 views in 24 hours. Let's release it's brother! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5fHvGMrjY
Hey! I was two of those views
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:04 PM
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Who says you can't make your own widebody kit? Bill shows how it can be done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syZO0BGr8eI
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:20 PM
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Keep on smiling!
I'll be waiting for the walk around Vid when you get her done

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Old 06-22-2017, 03:21 AM
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At last I have finished sculpting both the dies of my 75mm wide body rear flares for the Interlude. Making molds of them began today with Gelcoat. Why purple? Because grey gets boring after a while. Although every car is different, I have made these to not just fit my Interlude, but as many cars as possible because I hope to sell a few copies to other guys building race cars. Even if they need a little trimming or adapting to fit other makes there's bugger all options out there for most race cars, and at worst these will save guys heaps of time on their projects.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:12 PM
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Got my molds made up. At present fiberglassing is outstripping sheet metal fabrication postings on this site. Who would thunk it?

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:49 PM
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Lookin purty purple...
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DISASTER! Looks like I forgot the PVA release when laying up these molds. Molds useless. Sculpted dies totally destroyed. Other one has the same problems. This shows what happens when the poly fiberglass resin locks into your fillers. Everything becomes one homogeneous block. Even the fiberglass parts of the die would not release from my purple Gelcoat. Days & days of work up in smoke - let alone the materials and money! Sometimes this just happens with fiberglassing; the shape beats you, your materials fail, or you just have a momentary lack of concentration like I apparently did. This project will have to go right back to the very start to making copies of the flares & vents used for sculpting. I don't even think I can save the tin base plates. To say I am not motivated to do that right now would be an underestimation in the Donald Trump league. Backburner on this project until after I get into my house for sure. aaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

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