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Old 09-07-2016, 01:27 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Very nice work. I had mumbled about a cedar strip shell a year ago, and this is just fabulous.
When you go to glass this, get some help and get the batch out of the pot and onto the flat surface or it will kick your butt. It fires fast in the pot and slow when it is layed out thin.

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:27 PM   #82 (permalink)
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That's all you owe anybody; and only because you teased with this thread. Package it up nice and take it to Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions.

A much bigger audience. Instructables.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa says it's ranked 632 globally and 322 in the USofA.
Sounds like a plan. I'll throw together an instructable at the end of the project and link to it in this thread.


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Very nice work. I had mumbled about a cedar strip shell a year ago, and this is just fabulous.
When you go to glass this, get some help and get the batch out of the pot and onto the flat surface or it will kick your butt. It fires fast in the pot and slow when it is layed out thin.
Thanks. I hope this inspires you to build a cedar strip shell for yourself. Good call on the flat surfaces for the epoxy. I already bought some paint pans for just that purpose.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:47 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I learned a valuable lesson this last weekend. Make sure to wear a respirator when doing a lot of sanding. I have never had issues before, but I must have ingested and inhaled more sawdust than normal. Consequently, I kinda feel like crap and didn't get anything done since last post.
Fembot-L has had chronic respiratory problems all her life.She jumped all over me when I mentioned sanding without a respirator.I was taking my good health for granted.
So since then,it's Respirator,eye protection,and ear protection during any power tool operation.
I feel wimpy enough as it is without inviting any new ailments to slow me down even further.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:02 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Sounds like a plan. I'll throw together an instructable at the end of the project and link to it in this thread.




Thanks. I hope this inspires you to build a cedar strip shell for yourself. Good call on the flat surfaces for the epoxy. I already bought some paint pans for just that purpose.
Probably not going to build a cap for the current truck. It is mostly for towing the 5th wheel, and I picked up a used canopy last year for the few winter months we are not towing.
Even in a paint pan, it will fire. I meant get it out on the surface and working. If you use a slow resin you will have plenty of time.
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Beautiful work. Can't wait to see some mileage figures. That shell should more than make up for the front bumper.
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Beautiful work. Can't wait to see some mileage figures. That shell should more than make up for the front bumper.
Thanks. I am curious as well. I have been doing lots of driving lately, so I have a pretty decent baseline for MPG. With mixed driving consisting of roughly 70% 75-80 MPH freeway + 30% 55 MPH stop and go city traffic, I am getting about 16 MPG. It's not great, but could be worse.
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Do you have any idea of the added weight for that shell? Only curious...........
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Do you have any idea of the added weight for that shell? Only curious...........
Not yet. Right now it is probably about 40-50 lbs. but it will get a lot heavier when I fiberglass it and install the windows. I am thinking it will end up being somewhere between 100-150 lbs.(wild ass guess).
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75 to 80 mph means aero mods will be your biggest gain. Make your sleeping platform high enough off the bed to get some low profile tubs under it. A hook on a stick can pull them out and push them back. I had a similar set up long ago, but had a much taller topper. I had about 16 inch clearance for tubs.

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