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    just a bit of an update

    it is time to fit the side skirts on he monster, i go these side skirts from ebay all the way from liverpool



    or as VDP Chris calls them the canoe


    these things are rather large


    i have had to cut them about to get them on because of he wide arches, one side is on now and moulded on the car with fiber glass,nut and bolts and some silicone.








    i have drilled holes and used nut and bolts to fix underneth, this side skirt will not be coming of in a hurry.




    VDP Chris and i will be tacking the engine out in early NOV, the engine crane is in place ready to go.




    i have my sanding weapons at the ready for this week end.


    its amazing what you can do with a bit of p40



    once the side skirts are on i have my next job with the p40.

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    Cossie wing? really?

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but when you say fibreglass, are you using the paste that comes in a tin?? looking at the pics, it looks like it is. If so you might end up in a whole world of hurt later when the car's on the road. The fibreglass paste isn't designed to bond panels on, it's designed to fill holes, hence the old trade names of "Bridge-a gap" & "fillagap". This stuff won't give mechanical bond/strength between the panels you've filled with it. You have to use a fibreglass matt/resin sandwich to bond panels to a car, as it's flexible & offers excellent mechanical adhesion.

    The fibreglass paste in a tin is a very rigid product & will not flex if used in any type of thickness. If this is what you've used to blend in the doors & bond on panels, they will, unfortunately, eventually crack. I love SD1's & love what you're doing but I'd hate to see it go tits up on you after a few months on the road. At the moment, you're not too far down the road to grind out the fibreglass paste & do it with matt & resin. hth

    cheers...Nige
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTim View Post
    Cossie wing? really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTim View Post
    Cossie wing? really?
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    the doors are all welded, it is just the cosmetics that i have used the p40 on for examplale the side skirts are bolted and screwed on you could not pull these of if you wanted to i have used he p40 to bridge the gap between the side skirt and the body.everything i have done and used p40 does not have to give or have a mechanical strength I HOPE..... this is my first time doing anthing like this i hope that it does not end in tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTim View Post
    Cossie wing? really?
    It has been done before once or twice















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    Quote Originally Posted by monster v8 View Post
    Hi
    the doors are all welded, it is just the cosmetics that i have used the p40 on for examplale the side skirts are bolted and screwed on you could not pull these of if you wanted to i have used he p40 to bridge the gap between the side skirt and the body.everything i have done and used p40 does not have to give or have a mechanical strength I HOPE..... this is my first time doing anthing like this i hope that it does not end in tears.
    Even though the panels have been bolted on, in use they will flex. Unfortunately, the P40 doesn't flex, so in time it's likely to crack. Fibreglass panels contract & expand in differing temperatures, far more than steel, so again this could cause another problem causing the P40 to crack. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it's vitally important to bond the the two components together ( the 'glass panel to the steel) In doing so they have mechanical grip & become far less prone to cracking hth

    cheers...Nige

    PS I used to manufacture & fit fibreglass panels for a living, so understand the problems that can be encountered with this sort of thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilzee28 View Post
    Even though the panels have been bolted on, in use they will flex. Unfortunately, the P40 doesn't flex, so in time it's likely to crack. Fibreglass panels contract & expand in differing temperatures, far more than steel, so again this could cause another problem causing the P40 to crack. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it's vitally important to bond the the two components together ( the 'glass panel to the steel) In doing so they have mechanical grip & become far less prone to cracking hth

    cheers...Nige

    PS I used to manufacture & fit fibreglass panels for a living, so understand the problems that can be encountered with this sort of thing
    i am sure you know what your talking about (more than me) i have come so far now i cant go back so i am going to have to cross that bridge when i come to it.

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    now that is a monster

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