Trying a new fiberglass company...

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#46 Post by wikd69 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:22 pm

supernova wrote:Bruce,
I know you have Nova envy so "STOP IT" :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt006
Yeah Bruce, we need to be gentle with our 'less endowed' Nova-owning cousins here...
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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#47 Post by supernova » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:23 pm

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Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#48 Post by chpcamaro » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:36 pm

here's some pictures of a camaro we built with glastek it is a whole glass front end
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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#49 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:24 am

Hey John,

I just took a good look at the picture of your trunk lid. What are all those blue bottles in the corner :scratch:

If that is what you Nova guys use to go fast, do you have a spare 6 pack to go, for Mr. SuperNova to use lmao2: lmao2:

Chpcamaro...very nice looking car.

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#50 Post by John_Heard » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:56 am

That's what us low buck guys use to go fast, regardless of car!

I'm taking donations to switch it over to a pair of turbos....

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#51 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 03, 2010 8:55 am

John,

Any updates on the fitup of the deck lid?

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#52 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 03, 2010 9:51 am

No, I won't be able to mess around with fitting the trunk lid until I get the car back home.

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#53 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 03, 2010 10:58 am

I completely forgot that your car wasn't home....duh..

I just played a Mike Peters...:smt119

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#54 Post by 434 nova » Mon May 31, 2010 5:35 am

Any update yet i am looking to buy fiberglass bumpers from them . I wonder if i could use my stock brackets or do i need to fabricate my own for the bumpers. My friend bought his from glasstek and he said that they sent him brackets in the box for the bumpers. I wonder if it is the same?

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#55 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 31, 2010 6:49 am

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The second decklid he shipped me got delivered ok - that is the shipping company somehow avoided running over it with a forklift. It seems to fit ok - not sure what the body man will think about it in regards to how flat it is - but I think it's alright. For race car fiberglass, seems to be just fine.

I've heard of others getting bumpers from Advantage and liking them, that's why I decided to try the decklid. I seriously doubt they send mounting brackets. Most of the time you have to make those, or use the stock ones. Most people want to make something lighter than stock mounting brackets and make something out of aluminum or other lightweight material.

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#56 Post by 434 nova » Mon May 31, 2010 5:30 pm

Thanks John for the update, i am gonna order the bumpers from advantage. :D

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#57 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:06 am

In my earlier posting, I made a suggestion about using a company called "FeatherCarbon" located in VA.

Well I hate to say this, but if anyone is thinking about purchasing from this company, please refer to this posting on YB, http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showt ... p?t=274615 , in which I again, suggested looking into this buisness.

I know now not to ever suggest that place again.

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#58 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:50 pm

Just a follow up on this old post, I'm FINALLY wrapping up this deck lid install after making my own set of Dzus rails, etc. After messing around with this decklid from Advantage, I don't believe I would recommend this product to other racers, at least the deck lids they make.

My advice is to spend the extra $ and buy from Harwood, VFN, Glasstech, etc.

Mine's going to work "ok" but I'm not real happy about the fit it has. I think one of the other companies would get you a better product. The old "You get what you pay for..." strikes again.

Did any of you have luck with the bumpers they make? Maybe the mold for those is better?

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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#59 Post by Mike Peters » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:05 pm

John_Heard wrote:Just a follow up on this old post, I'm FINALLY wrapping up this deck lid install after making my own set of Dzus rails, etc. After messing around with this decklid from Advantage, I don't believe I would recommend this product to other racers, at least the deck lids they make.

My advice is to spend the extra $ and buy from Harwood, VFN, Glasstech, etc.

Mine's going to work "ok" but I'm not real happy about the fit it has. I think one of the other companies would get you a better product. The old "You get what you pay for..." strikes again.

Did any of you have luck with the bumpers they make? Maybe the mold for those is better?
I know you're having a few uphill battles on this one but, hang in there. I'm sure it'll look fine at 145 MPH. :smt003
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Re: Trying a new fiberglass company...

#60 Post by sc racing » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:46 am

I really have not seen ANY really good fiberglass stuff for any car.Im talking about drag parts, custom bolt on hoods for newer cars,and complete fiberglass street rod bodies they ALL need lots of work to make them fit good. We did a 65 Mustang Shelby clone the hood needed about 5-6 hours of work and we had to cut the front bumper in half and take out about 3/4" because it was too wide,now these are show cars so the extra work is nesessary but its not just the drag race parts that dont fit.My VFN hood has gaps that really suck but since its "just" a drag car Im not fixing them.

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