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Old June 16th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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so i plan to make some custom things for my jeep out of fiberglass in the future so i was wondering where i could buy a roll and the resene in the metro area. anyone know any places?
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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Murray's carries it. I'd imagine just about any place. Home Depot or Lowe's prob for larger quantities.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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am i going to be dealing with alot of mexicans there?
or mexicants?:tonka:

were talking at least a 2' wide roll prety large quantity.
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Is there a Painters Supply and Equipment down by you?
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i goto napa, they usually have everything i need for body work.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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Old June 16th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #8
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dude there should be a michigan fiberglass near you if there still in business. that or visit your local marina, they should be able to sell you a nice wide chunk for pretty cheap, just make sure you know what you want. are you looking for once and a half chop strand which is kinda like cotton candy or are you looking for regular old fiberglass matt? as for the resin if you want it to work at all i wouldnt even fukc with evercoat resins. I am a glass guy buy trade and there shit sucks!!! if you want to pony up a few extra bucks buy west system stupid simple to work with and an epoxy it will be stupid strong when your done. and what are you looking into building?
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when I was building my Hovercraft I used several kinds of glass. the place I posted above is the best around the area for supplies. they will sell you anything up to inground glass fuel tanks
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when I was building my Hovercraft I used several kinds of glass. the place I posted above is the best around the area for supplies. they will sell you anything up to inground glass fuel tanks
Hovercraft??
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yea I have had a few. I was building one and lost my storage when my buddy sold his place. I got pissed when I couldn't find it a new home before I had a place. told him "Fuck it! burn it!" so he did


...he said that was the blackest fire ball of smoke he had ever seen.
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yea I have had a few. I was building one and lost my storage when my buddy sold his place. I got pissed when I couldn't find it a new home before I had a place. told him "Fuck it! burn it!" so he did


...he said that was the blackest fire ball of smoke he had ever seen.
Thats alot of air flow to lift a guy your size off the ground.:tonka:
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Does it disturb anyone that a guy with a Jeep that already looks like this is trying to buy large amounts of fiberglass??

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i will be building a lid for my spair.

these picts are rough outlines of what i was thinking.


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I know, I saw your other post. But you never know what a guy with teeth on the front of his Jeep may be planning on fabricating..
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IIrc, there is a fiberglass stuff shop on 9 mile rd and kelly area. I know that its on the NW side of the intersection on 9, but mite not be on kelly.
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Thats alot of air flow to lift a guy your size off the ground.:tonka:
It would have been a five passenger teardrop shaped craft. it was going to be powered by a 150hp VW pancake and would have been capable of 85 mph +

the whole of the hull was only 400 lbs at not quite 21' long with engines and gear it would have been around 1000lbs
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how much fiberglass do you need? We throw tons of continuous strand fiberglass off-all out everday at work. I can get you garbage bags and garbage bags full....
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