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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#31 Post by supernova » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:45 pm

Well here it is after weeks of absence here I need to let you guy's know what's going on. Glasstek's fiberglass isn't that great, there's not one piece that I have not had to work on. I've had to grow the bottom of the doors 3/8 inch I've had to grow the rear edge of the fenders an 1 1/2, the trunk lid doesn't fit very well.
What a pain in the ass!!!!! :-( But it will look awesome by the time I'm done.
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#32 Post by John_Heard » Thu May 01, 2014 6:53 am

Well that sucks. I assumed Glasstek would be a lot better quality than that. 1 1/2" off on the fenders is a ton, that's send them back and make them fix it range I'd think. Did you talk to them about how messed up they were?

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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#33 Post by Mike Peters » Thu May 01, 2014 12:21 pm

Yeah, Glasstek usually gets very high praise. Like John said, did you contact them on the problems? Maybe yo've got an extra-large Nova?
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#34 Post by supernova » Thu May 01, 2014 11:37 pm

I did talk to Glasstek told him that my stock fenders fit perfectly and that their fingers were way short on the back edge. They told me that there fenders were made off of a Stock fender and did not understand why they were that short.
Sending them back really wasn't an option it cost way too much money that was going to be on my dime. I build carbon fiber and fiberglass parts for a living in the aircraft industry so I decided just to fixing myself and move on. I have some pictures I'll post in the next day or two. At this point I only have to fix one more part and then we can prep all the fiberglass for paint.
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#35 Post by supernova » Fri May 02, 2014 12:34 pm

Here is some pictures.
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fender 001.JPG
Back edge of driver fender needed 1 1/2 inch to close up gap
05-02-2014 008.JPG
Door at the front, top doesn't fit well
05-02-2014 002.JPG
front edge needed 3/8 of a inch
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#36 Post by supernova » Fri May 02, 2014 12:36 pm

More.
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#37 Post by Mike Peters » Fri May 02, 2014 1:37 pm

[quote="supernova"]I I build carbon fiber and fiberglass parts for a living [quote]

May be the wrong thing to say on a racing forum full of your buddies looking to shed weight from their cars. :lol:
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#38 Post by wikd69 » Sun May 04, 2014 12:33 pm

Mike Peters wrote:
supernova wrote:I I build carbon fiber and fiberglass parts for a living

May be the wrong thing to say on a racing forum full of your buddies looking to shed weight from their cars. :lol:
Hey Chris, let me know your schedule so I can drop my chubby Camaro off for a bit of weight-loss treatment ! :mrgreen:
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#39 Post by supernova » Sat May 17, 2014 6:04 pm

More progress.....

Doors are done and came in at 22 lbs, stock was 68 lbs with no inner panels. :thumb:
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#40 Post by supernova » Sat May 17, 2014 6:05 pm

One more.......
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#41 Post by John_Heard » Sat May 17, 2014 9:37 pm

Cool - they look real good! :thumb:

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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#42 Post by supernova » Sun May 18, 2014 5:39 pm

other door...
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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#43 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed May 21, 2014 7:13 am

Looks great Chris........
So when will it be in all one color?
Why remove the outer door handles or doesn't the mechanism work
with fiberglass doors?
Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't......... :scratch:

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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#44 Post by supernova » Wed May 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Thanks Bruce.
I like the inner door mechanism better......Lighter, no mirrors, no door handles, no windshield wipers. See the hole in the window?
About 3-4 weeks for paint. Mounting the fenders and all the trim this weekend. Need to work on the hood and add the wing to the trunk lid. Then prep and paint. :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003
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et: 5.28
mph: 134
new wt. 3340 lbs

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Re: It's comming along nicely!

#45 Post by wikd69 » Wed May 28, 2014 12:11 am

supernova wrote:Thanks Bruce.
I like the inner door mechanism better......Lighter, no mirrors, no door handles, no windshield wipers. See the hole in the window?
About 3-4 weeks for paint. Mounting the fenders and all the trim this weekend. Need to work on the hood and add the wing to the trunk lid. Then prep and paint. :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003 :smt003
I love the look of that window Chris - that's gonna be awesome !
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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