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Old 10-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
t vago
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Thanks for all of the info and props. I will experiment with the fiberglass once I receive it.

The frame was made from 3 each Owens Corning FoamulaR F150 1" x 48" x 96" tongue and groove foam sheets. The skin was made from 1 each FoamulaR 1/4" by 48" by 50 foot fanfold foam sheeting. I still have some of each type of material left over (about 1/2 of the fanfold sheeting) left.

The fastback style was dictated mostly by the side shaping of the quad cab itself. I had originally planned for a cover that looked like what was in the Naval Post-Grad School paper I found on this board, but I then made a closer inspection of the sides of the cab, and discovered that the sides of the cab tapered inward at about a 20 degree angle. It was a bit of a challenge to get the correct shapes for the ribs, and I ended up using an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the rough width/height for each rib.
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