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Old 12-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How would You Do this?

I'm building a reverse trike and I want to build a body that is similar in shape to the vehicle pictured below. The body will have to be fiberglass due to weight concerns, so my question is how would you go about getting the complex curvature on the body? I want the fiberglass sandwich to be as thin as possible to cut down on frontal area so using the 2inch pink foam is out of the question because the added frontal area would be too much. Ideally I would like the panel to be no more than 1/2 inch thick and I plan on making them able to be bolted on and off the steel frame for service reasons.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Graduate Aerospace Engineering student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. I drive a 1993 2-door 3/5 Geo Metro XFi and a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE hatchback.
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