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Old 07-24-2014, 11:08 AM   #631 (permalink)
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Glass is higher tensile strength than steel. I will be using S-Glass on the 'A' pillars, which is 20-30% stronger than E-Glass.

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After several hours of work today, I got the wiper system almost into place.



The firewall has several holes in it that will need to be filled in from the inside. The base of the 'A' pillars need to be built up - both to cover the holes needs to clear the ends of the push rods, and to make the ends of the vent bezel flush. I put the nose and the hood into place and the hood will need some more work to get it to fit over the bezel.

The 'A' pillars are a lot straighter than they used to be but I still see some wobbles ...

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Wow! It's really looking like an actual car! I've been watching this since i first found ecomodder your work is really awesome I can't wait to see the finished result.
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i rec'd the basalt samples. truly amazing stuff. it is like fiberglass in the way it will imbed in your skin and itch. i will post pics when i get a chance. the rod is really lightweight but very strong. the smallest rod would really strengthen up weak areas without adding much weight, esp if considering fiberglass. as would the cloth.





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That basalt fabric looks a lot like carbon fiber, but I guess it may even have some enhanced thermal properties.
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deejaaa -- Thanks for ordering the samples, I'd never have gotten 'round to it. The rigid felted panel is interesting. That would be handy for interior bulkheads and such.

Are you going to do tests with the sample pieces, like put a rod in a tubing bender?
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if there was a way to measure stresses, i would. pieces are about 5 inches each. not sure how accurate measures would be. i will send some off to someone if they can do some testing.
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The test I was thinking of would be along the lines of 'can I do it with hand tools'.
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The test I was thinking of would be along the lines of 'can I do it with hand tools'.
i can do something. didn't know there was something more specific needed. i will be outside doing some cutting/welding and will try to get it then.

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