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Old 10-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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whats your guys thought on glass body parts like hoods, fenders and what not? i know at some point they will break on some rocks, even still for the most part you can repair it.
i really like the look of something like this, but is it just really a waist of time?

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I think they look real sharp. Im not too sure how long they would last on a trail rig. In fact,id be willing to say,im not a good enough driver to make them last. I believe that trees & rocks,maby even hondas would jump out at my glass fenders no matter how carefull i was.
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i had those thoughts too but from what im told it takes a big hard hit to break them.
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Do they make lexan panels?
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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idk but from what i hear is that glass with last longer then lexan if its the right stuff.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #6
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i've wanted the caddy cts fiberglass hood forever. but i know that when i roll/flop smash a tree etc it will get destroyed, and yeah i can do fiberglass work but it would be kind of a pain.
i'm torn the same way. first hood for my new front will probably be aluminum.
500$ is alot of money to smash on rocks
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #7
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was thinking about glass panels on my t-buggy
not sure of the best way to go about molding them in

also if any one can help me out im wanting to do glass panels for my rv/hauler project


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the buggy.......replace the tape with glass
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I'd leave the tape! Easy to repair.
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lol the tape when new is nice and streight....then as it ages it wrincles....
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glassman, you got a build thread on the u-haul/rv rig?



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was thinking about glass panels on my t-buggy
not sure of the best way to go about molding them in

also if any one can help me out im wanting to do glass panels for my rv/hauler project


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the buggy.......replace the tape with glass
glass is very easy to work with and easy to repair if you do it right.

Hey Glass molding it in is the easy part. you can make a plaster of paris mold very easy to work with and form your parts or you can use chicken wire to form it on the buggy. large flat panels use 4x8 plywood... let me know and we can talk more.
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That's cool, too bad no one makes production chit for the first gen Blazers. So what I did is completely gut my factory fenders...now they're suprisingly light but they're still going to get smashed up lol
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Last trip to K-rock I rolled my rig over on the rock and didn't hurt it. It broke the hood pins off, but the hood came out alright. Really I have had it on its hood a few times
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