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  • My Camaro Radio Bezel Fabrication Picture Diary (56k warning)

    Well, I had been posting progress on a Camaro message board and it just doesn't get as much interest as I figured it would here haha, constructive criticism is welcome just don't flame please. This is my first ever try at fabrication of any kind, as well as fiberglassing and what not. Anyway, below are the pictures, each has a name that you should be able to get a basic idea of what it is from the name, if not the picture.
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    CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
    CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
    Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

  • #2
    Next up will be of course applying resin, and then fiberglassing it. So far I'm not really liking the shape, but unfortunately there's not too many ways to fit a 10.5" touch screen into a 94 Camaro radio bezel.
    CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
    CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
    Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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    • #3
      How well does fiberglass work on bezels? I be a newbie

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      • #4
        lol truthfully I have no clue, that's why I did some balsa wood frame on the outside to hopefully have it adhere to that, once it takes shape and form I plan on just dremeling most of that out and building up layers on the outside
        CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
        CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
        Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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        • #5
          fiberglass resin will stick to plastic like crazy. It'll firmly attach to the bezel.
          AutoPC: M10k, WinXP, gps, wifi, 80GB HD, dvd-RW. SB mp3+
          MediaEngine front end, map monkey, netstumbler.
          gps mouse is on the fritz.....stupid technology

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          • #6
            Modding my F-150 at the first of the year.. trying to get some ideas on what to use

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            • #7
              What did you wrap it with?
              looks nice.

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              • #8
                an average undershirt. 100% cotton, which I know isn't the most recommended fabric since it absorbs the most, but I don't mind having to use more resin to get the job done. I'm VERY anxious to get going on the resin part and get this in my car.
                CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
                CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
                Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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                • #9
                  Well, I have gotten quite far in my fabrication. All that's left is final shaping and smoothing, primer, and paint. I have to say this was the easiest project for how difficult I originally thought it'd be. Of course... I haven't test fit it yet either.
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                  CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
                  CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
                  Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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                  • #10
                    And then sanding and putty...
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                    CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
                    CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
                    Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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                    • #11
                      Nice work! You advanced to the red spot putty way too soon though. That stuff is really only suited for filling the very smallest of imperfections because it shrinks like crazy especially when you apply primer/paint over it. Get some of this stuff. Block that red putty and reinforced filler down a ways, and bury it all with a thin smooth layer of the Evercoat and your finished product will be much nicer.
                      Fabricator

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                      • #12
                        yeah truthfully I'm not so much worried about the final product this time, this is only going to be the prototype, but I do want it to look decent. I'm already in plans for v2. I want to get this all up and running first, and then I'll be doing it all over again a few months down the line.
                        CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
                        CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
                        Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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                        • #13
                          I hear that I'm on v.3 myself
                          Fabricator

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                          • #14
                            Again, picture name is basic description. Next up is filling the holes that were created by cutting away at the fiberglass to close the glove box and bolting the knee bolster back on. It's getting closer.
                            Attached Files
                            CarPC v3 - 6/4/2008 - Project Showoff Thread
                            CarPC v2 - Project Showoff Thread
                            Michigan FBody Association - Administrator and Owner

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                            • #15
                              Hey Meissenation,

                              Did you swipe that console out of a newer Camaro or a Firebird??

                              BTW, I love what you've done with the RED
                              Mind Scream out

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