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Old 11-10-2004, 12:00 PM
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Purely for entertainment value, I decided to create this thread, the story of FAT BULLY. Took these pics today. Yes, it looks like a piece of ****, but it's mine. [Big Grin]





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Old 11-10-2004, 12:16 PM
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Goeie bliksem Dude .... look at all that BONDO!!!!
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Goeie bliksem Dude .... look at all that BONDO!!!!
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Pierre,

I really like the curves in the rocker panel area. Very sexy looking and to me at least, accentuate the beautiful lines of the car.

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Is this a base for your fiberglass mold?
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Looks pretty cool. Lots of sanding and fininshing work to keep you busy.

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Pierre

Since I know very little about add-on bodywork, can you please explain to me what kind of materials are you using for those add-on fenders, how they are shaped and attached to the fenders?? It looks like foam but I can't tell for sure...

It could be a great winter project for my car since it needs a paint job anyway....Not for this year but down the road....I just like to know how those "home made" body panels are made...

Keep us posted on your progress and good luck - Vasilis K.
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So am I the only one wondering about the bondo?
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So am I the only one wondering about the bondo?
The weight enhances traction.... as in this example:

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Usually what you do, is glue foam to the car, sculpt it, and use bondo, fiberglass, etc...
Then you take a mold from the car, and then you can lay fiberglass in the mold,
and rip off all the foam and fiberglass you sculpted with, and glue or bolt on
the fiberglass fender you made with the mold. And make copies for your friends!
But some people just leave the foam and bondo, and put fiberglass over it,
and consider it done. And they never make a mold. And it becomes a one-of-a-kind...
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Originally Posted by SharkSkin
The weight enhances traction.... as in this example:

Granted that's just one pic, but if I knew nothing about 928's I'd have guessed that was factory...you know how 911's grew wider over the years and all that...
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Love that last pic - That is an awesome car. I would buy those quarter panels in a heartbeat. Too timid to fab them myself though !
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Flint the 911 was designed and first used 4 1/2 x15 rims then in 1967 got the big 5 1/2 x 15 with 165vr15 tires. Flairs are simply an admision that the original chassis design was flawed and failed to allow wide enough wheels and tires. Porsche fixed the 911 with the 996 body style made the whole car wider but EVERYONE wanted flairs so Porsche added flairs. Rear spoilers are also bandaids to fix what they did wrong in the first place.
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Originally Posted by 928Modeler
Pierre,

I really like the curves in the rocker panel area. Very sexy looking and to me at least, accentuate the beautiful lines of the car.

Rob
Thanks, I was in two minds about it, but it's starting to grow on me...
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Originally Posted by athenian
Pierre

Since I know very little about add-on bodywork, can you please explain to me what kind of materials are you using for those add-on fenders, how they are shaped and attached to the fenders?? It looks like foam but I can't tell for sure...

It could be a great winter project for my car since it needs a paint job anyway....Not for this year but down the road....I just like to know how those "home made" body panels are made...

Keep us posted on your progress and good luck - Vasilis K.
Vasilis, it's pretty much like bcdavis explained in his post above, only thing is we're not keeping the foam. We're just using it to sculpture a shape so we can create a mold. After that it all comes off.

Here's how we're foaming and shaping the *** -



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