Sandrail Body’s

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Booky1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Booky1 wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:49 pm
Yes that’s what I did but it still will not let me open add files under attachments.
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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:31 pm

I had an instance in the last few days where the picture I have had saved was not a jpeg file but a BMP file. I resized it OK but ignored they type of file so would not get past the choosing part of the attachment choice. I figured out how to convert it and I was able to post it a couple times in the last few days. Check what type of file it is and try to convert it to Jpeg if it isn't already.

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Booky1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 pm

The photos right above your post is pics of my rail it has metal panels but I was looking for fiberglass panels and if someone made them for my rail.

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:34 pm

Is it possible for you to use the metal skin as a form for molding the FG?

http://www.cstsales.com/fiberglass_mold_instr.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple- ... -carbon-f/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9wdAZWh0OA

Just a couple of results from a quick search.

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by dustymojave » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:32 am

Your frame looks like it may have been a 1970s or early 80s eastern built like a Probst or possibly even Berrien Laser single set frame. Fiberglass bodies for those frames or Funco / Hi Jumper / Chenowth, whatever that were built like yours have not been made since then and you're not real likely to find just the body panels for sale. Most modern offroad race cars since that time have sheet metal (usually aluminum) panels made for the car.

It looks like you're doing clean work so far. The front hood could be made more fancy with a bead roller and a bending brake (even if it's a jury rigged setup like a 2x4 and the edge of a work table) and bending long curves using pieces of various diameter tubes or even logs to bend over. Use 3003 or 5052 aluminum alloy for easy forming. Even just doing say a vee crease in the existing hood panel with the point of the vee at the steering box and the wide part at the base of the windscreen would add a lot of appeal. You could make a nose piece that fits over the front part of the existing front hood with simple shapes to it.

Or form a nose piece out of cardboard and bondo, or plaster, and take a fiberglass mold off it. Then make parts out of fiberglass. You can make a shape like I describe above and then simply apply fiberglass over that without a mold. That makes for making the surface smooth a little more difficult, but still VERY do-able.

Search the web for pictures of old 1970s single seat race buggies for inspiration for shapes.

Like the nose on my old Hi Jumper 2 seat (the yellow one - the orange car is a Funco, but VERY similar). They made single seat buggies with very nearly the same shape nose.
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Funco single seater
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This is a Hi Jumper with a metal hood like yours that was for sale a few years ago, but the stripes make it look like there is more to the body work than the simple shapes that are there.
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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Booky1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:37 am

Thanks for the reply.I did roll the hood down over the side panels.There was an article in a Vw publication recently that had an article on an old Baja single set that really like the looks.The panels I made are made of 16 gage steel for some safety hoping to make it street legally in Pa.

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by cbeck » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:39 am

Have you been on tos and seen axitech's thread on all the hoops they made him jump thru to become street legal?

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Re: Sandrail Body’s

Post by Booky1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Yes I have I have talked to him and he has told me make sure my ducks are in a row this has been a two year build up to this point.

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