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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    You cleaned an important question I had to Crimpdaddy... I'll post it again though.

    CrimpDaddy: About fiberglassing, is it hard to get those shapes and stuff? Also do you know how to do textures? I have had Nexson do my dash bezel for me, and his work is awesome, but he cannot match the texture I have. It would be to much of a mission to sand all the texture off of every interior piece. So is there a way to match it the new fiber glass to the current texture? I do know that Dodge based the texture on vinyl, which is the pattern they use on all vinyl printing patterns. I was going to build a box out of wood, then wrapped in the vinyl and although the texture matches, it doesn't look right next to the plastic version, as in, you can tell one is soft and the other is hard. Same with the console, i have the original console, then I removed the middle second row seat and have built a system for a second console. I decided to make it one massive long console, like the Mazda RX8, but if I did that, the texture difference would be obvious. I was going to try to make the second console connect by sliding into the first, but out of wood. That would mean the soft versus hard look, something I don't like. What do you recommend?
    my suggestion would be to rebuild the front console along with the back and make it all one piece. i know the texture you're talking about and some of the textile companies i deal with have vinyl that match that texture completely. So instead of trying to make the fiberglass match whats there with the front console, rebuild it and make the front and back one piece and wrap it in the matching vinyl. with the center console not being attached to the actual dash you wont really notice the difference with the soft vs. hard. then if you really wanna get tricky you can make everything in the center or top of the console and texture spray it. thats how i would do it anyway.

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    actually I was considering it but I have another project I am working on and I'm kinda in a zone on it with all the metal fab. So with the way my mind works usually I kinda want to take advantage of the flow I have going on. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimpdaddy View Post
    my suggestion would be to rebuild the front console along with the back and make it all one piece. i know the texture you're talking about and some of the textile companies i deal with have vinyl that match that texture completely. So instead of trying to make the fiberglass match whats there with the front console, rebuild it and make the front and back one piece and wrap it in the matching vinyl. with the center console not being attached to the actual dash you wont really notice the difference with the soft vs. hard. then if you really wanna get tricky you can make everything in the center or top of the console and texture spray it. thats how i would do it anyway.
    That sounds good. I never though about making the front look like the back. As far as the add on piece for the back, what should I do there?
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    if it were me i would rebuild the front and add the back to it. shap the console how you want it out of wood. if there are any curves or gaps you want filled that you cant to with wood then wrap the whole thing in grille cloth and soak it down with fiberglass resin. once that starts to harden but is still tacky, lay down a layer of fiberglass matting. for something like a console i wouldn't do more than 2 layers(depending of course how much weight everything is gonna support). then sand, fill and wrap it with the appropriate vinyl. it really just depends on how you want your end product to look. but if you rebuilt the front piece with the back already added to it now you have one piece that flows instead of one piece with an add on. cuz regardless of how hard you try to make it look otherwise the add on will almost always look like an after thought. i hope that answers your question. cuz i think that is about all i can do without having the car in front of me. lol

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