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Old 10-09-2011, 05:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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FrankenJetta D - '90 Volkswagen Jetta GL
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Worked a bit this weekend. Got the rear end shaped and the light cutouts made, still need to drill the holes and weld the sucker on( no pics yet).

Did a bit of filling. Bought some car care, all cotton "diapers" @ $2.99 for 6. Cut one open( they are folded in thirds and stitched together) and used it to seal the remaining left side hole and smooth the transition.

Left another sewn up and used it to fill the tail a bit. Ocean State Job Lots had resin for $10/gallon, no glass cloth. I'm taking back the $27/gallon I bought last week.

While they were hardening, I took a chunk of TUFF-R insulation that I had kicking around and shaped it into a filler/overhang for the tail end. I think with shaping and sealing, this will add a good separation point for the top line of the tail. Speaking of which, anyone know if this stuff is OK to use with regular resin? Maybe I'll ask in a separate thread.

Added a little metallic blue camo and ready to ride, again.

It is always very amusing how our imagination is put to the test when overcoming reality. Redyaris
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