Thought I would post up some pics I took this week of the fiberglass work I'm doing to my Hotbodies and Cheetah bodywork pieces.
Since the stock hotbodies upper comes cut for a race windscreen, and I -- being the cheap bastid I am -- didn't want to shell out for a new screen and get stuck w/ 2 I can't use. So I made a cheap mold from a Quik Trip 32oz cup and formed up fiberglass for the 3rd light hole. It's not perfect, and there is a small 1mm gap between the glass and windscreen, but its good enough for gov't work.
Another look at the upper. Everything has been sanded w/ 150 and 400 grit, and is as smooth as ever. Now it's onto bondo
I originally cut 2 mounting holes to size so they'd fit *over* the stock mounts on the stock fairing stay.. big mistake.. looked like crap, fit like crap, etc.. so I hotglued some washers on the inside, and refiberglassed both holes. Then I drilled out the top one so the fairing would sit flush on top of the fairing stay.. looks/fits much better now
The spare cheetah lower I aquired (thx brent :)) had mismatched mounting holes.. I wanted to make all of my pieces be able to fit with all other pieces, so I am reglassing all the glass-to-glass mounting holes on my spare stuff and will redrill them to match my new stuff
Another view of the cheetah lower.. not too wild about this red stuff that was previously used, as it was flimsy and peeled away, but I got most of it off with my sanding bit on my dremel
there was a quarter-sized crack in the right side of the lower that i had to cut away to get flat again and repatch
Small crack in the cheetah tank piece, I'll fix ths from the inside first
My patch job on the inside of the tank cover seemed to work, thankfully, because it was the last of my resin and I really didnt feel like mixing more for such a small piece.
Thats where I am so far, those two pieces are drying, and I will start shaving/sanding and prepping the outside to finish the patches tonight or tomorrow. Anyone with any fiberglassing tips feel free to post, as this is my 2nd attempt at glass (the first being my pocketbike, and lemme tell ya, fiberglassing ABS doesnt work the same :)).