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    Sticky: I didn't post my Stang in the best mod Mustang...

    I didn't post my Stang in the best mod Mustang thread.

    I got the pieces together.
    I gotta confess I'm not a little bit irritated I ain't driven now.

    I'll post links to whas up.

    Gotta warn...
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    A Visit to Maier Racing

    I made a trip up to Maier Racing yesterday.
    I have been acquainted with Bill Maier for some years now, and made the acquaintance of his son, Mike, a few years ago.

    I had intended getting pics of...
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    OK, I just got back from a visit to ACP...

    OK, I just got back from a visit to ACP composites where I bought the materials for the final steps. I also returned with a wealth of information on "How it's really done"!
    The President of the...
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    Progress continues - sorry to be so slow!

    Trying the
    roughed out
    Bezel in the front clip . Another view .. . . . Checking again after more surface finishing
    ....
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    Maybe I mis-understood

    Are you talking about making the Fiber itself?

    Thats a whole 'nother ball game!

    You can buy the cloth for about $15/sq yard.

    I left out something in my earlier post. There are two ways to...
  6. Thread: Carbon fibre

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    I know a "little bit"

    I wanted to do some Carbon Fiber for the interior of my mustang and started a project to make an instrument cluster to learn how to do it. (and hopefully end up with a part.)

    The thread is here
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    Differentials

    I did some research on Lim. slips when I wore out my "positraction" in the mustang.
    There are a number of different differential types, most have clutches but a few don't. Most notably the...
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    Some light at the end of the tunnel, not a train I hope

    I *am* making some progress toward getting the Mustang back on the road. I know some of you have noticed the Carbon Fiber thread in Technical, where I'm building a new instrument cluster bezel, and...
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    Sticky: Hey!

    I notice the Mustang skips 1965 and I couldn't seem to find the Shelbys at all.
    (Probably too embarrassing to the high priced import folks. J/K)
    LOL!
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    Some Progress

    Here are some thumbnails since I finally figured out I could do it! (BTW, if you try this DON'T USE FILE NAMES WITH SPACES!)


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    Modified Plaster of Paris mold

    I wasn't able to make a trial part Sunday because it turns out you need to let the Plaster season/dry for a day or so before painting or lacquering it.
    I did make a paper mache trial and based on...
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    Hey you're certainly welcome, I could look a LOT...

    Hey you're certainly welcome, I could look a LOT smarter if I only showed what worked. LOL.
    I'm getting a certain amount of inspiration from some guys on HotRodders.com. There's a guy there who is...
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    Success!

    OK, I succeeded in creating the female mold.

    This was what I used, kids modeling clay to fill the gaps. I inserted a piece of thin cardboard around the perimeter to get a good parting line....
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    Still trying!

    OK, I've made several attempts at making a 'negative' of the stock cluster.
    I've been working on the Mustang, taking off parts, getting ready to do the front clip so I haven't been completely...
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    First Project

    OK, I've settled on making an Instrument Cluster Bezel, Combo Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber for my first attempt.

    I got some plaster of paris yesterday and dug out the original cluster (stock) from...
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    Vacuum bags

    Why don't you post the info on the bags here too and lets make this a real Carbon Fiber Fab thread. I hope to get up the peninsula and talk to Bill this week sometime. I'll take my camera along and...
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    Some search results and info

    Hi Otis,
    I have been interested in making a few things for the Mustang repair job ever since I noticed the Carbon Fiber woven cloth they stock at Tap Plastics here in San Jose.

    I looked into it a...
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    Sticky: Hummm ... Now I'm sure you'll believe this!

    Here is a nice shot of the interior!

    BTW, I scored a front clip (actually front half of the car) for $250 - Hope to pick it up next week.
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    Whoopie!

    I found a front clip from a coupe for 175 for the front third, 250 for half the car!
    NO rust, even the battery tray isn't too bad, never been hit, looks good!
    I should be able to get it sometime...
  20. Interesting map

    Here is a link to an interesting site that maps crime, news, politics etc all over the world. I didn't find your experience on it but I didn't keep track of all the details.

    I know that when my...
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    Thanks for the kind thoughts Egg Nog. The kids...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts Egg Nog.
    The kids (there were two in the car) survived.
    The driver lost an eye. Faces serious jail time. The thieves were never caught due to peculiarities in the law...
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    Poll: FireBird - usually

    I use FireBird for my main browser.
    Occasionally I am forced by some jerk to bring up ie because they used some ms exclusive code :mad: and I can't see the page without it.

    All that said...
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    Re-Construction

    The Car had no theft ins at the time it was stolen ("you didn't send us the new pics yet so we didn't add comp"- ins co.) so it's all 'out-of-pocket.

    I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with...
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    Oh, Thanks, I looked when I saw the message but...

    Oh, Thanks, I looked when I saw the message but you had already moved it. Sure confused ME!
    BTW, I tried to find a Mod to PM with a message when I saw the message but had some trouble. I know I...
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    Sorry you think so, The thread says users rides,...

    Sorry you think so, The thread says users rides, where should I have posted?
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