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mikey060
07-03-2007, 01:19 AM
Well some of you may remembr me askng about this car before. anyhow he dropped it off earlier and i got right to work. first off i bought all the supplies i would need for now, then i started laying the tape on top of the deadening. Next i sprayed expanding foam over akward pieces so i can shape around them so there are no sharp corners.
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mikey060
07-03-2007, 01:21 AM
perhaps the title should read fairllady hatch build log... lol ah well

CRAZYCORNUTS18
07-03-2007, 01:22 AM
fairladys=***

Zxcvtypo
07-03-2007, 01:23 AM
i ****ing hate whoever owns that car. i had to settle for my rsx :( was going to drive down to SC and pick up a beast of a 300zx, 409whp@17psi :wow: , woulda cost too much to maintain and been a bit too impractical for me to own at this age..good luck though

mikey060
07-03-2007, 01:33 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/mikey060/LayoutPlan.jpg

this is kinda how it will be. the 12" type x will be angled forward by a few degrees. it will then extend downwards and curve towards the edges. kinda like a **** lol. then the part inside of the red line will be painted black or red. and the rest will be covered by a false floor which will most likely be black carpet. gives you a general idea atleast

mikey060
07-03-2007, 01:37 AM
i ****ing hate whoever owns that car. i had to settle for my rsx :( was going to drive down to SC and pick up a beast of a 300zx, 409whp@17psi :wow: , woulda cost too much to maintain and been a bit too impractical for me to own at this age..good luck though

yea i drove this around the block. it rides very nice but i dont like the shifter/clutch as much as the skylines. perhaps that is why the manuals are very rare for this car. anyhow it is fun to drive and i do like that it is is rwd. doesnt pull as hard as the awd gtr...but still goes like stink when you want it to. all in all, vey nice:fro:

na_rsx
07-03-2007, 10:19 AM
i ****ing hate whoever owns that car. i had to settle for my rsx :( was going to drive down to SC and pick up a beast of a 300zx, 409whp@17psi :wow: , woulda cost too much to maintain and been a bit too impractical for me to own at this age..good luck though

lol a rsx isnt bad, its not like your driving a ford focus or dodge neon lol. throw a turbo into the rsx, the 300zx isnt all that anymore.

in terms of performance, not rarity, i would love to own a tt 300zx, but if i had the chance, 240Z FTW

mikey060
07-03-2007, 03:39 PM
yea they are sweet. anyhow, going back to the topic on hand, i have been workng on it all morning/afternoon from about 8 to 1:30. i started out by cutting the foam which had explanded and cured over night. it gave my a nice platform to build off of. i then taped over it all, and proceded to lay the aluminum foil and lay it down aswell. then i had to drive to the city to buy fiberglass matte and another gallon of resin. here are some pics

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D3r3k
07-03-2007, 03:44 PM
wow nice car

connersdad19
07-03-2007, 03:50 PM
nice

mikey060
07-03-2007, 04:36 PM
thanks guys:)

i just checked on it, and it is curing nicely. there are a few places with little air bubbles but nothing major. it will get another layer tonight, then ill let it cure over night.

BassAce
07-03-2007, 04:41 PM
Really nice car, keep it updated with pics.

mapolley07
07-03-2007, 04:55 PM
I love 300zx's but I don't like the body kit (I don't like body kits on many cars, lip kits ftw)....that front bumper is a bit too ricer for me, but awesome car either way. I've not seen many RHD 300zx's. Look forward to seeing the build

blackbonnie
07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
looks good so far

mikey060
07-03-2007, 07:26 PM
well apperently this isnt even a fairlady. the fairlady is the 4 seater im told. however my buddy who is an istaller who told me this also told me that the mold is looking good. so im good to go and do the next layer:)

mikey060
07-03-2007, 07:27 PM
Really nice car, keep it updated with pics.

I will do just that

mikey060
07-04-2007, 07:48 PM
well i got a bit of work done today. i got the wood frame mostly built. it will be glassed together to the piece that is already in the floor. it will be one piece after doing so. then there will be a second fram which the sub will be mounted in. this whole piece will be bolted down to the floor piece via 6 1/4" bolts. i know this may not be the traditional way to build a fiberglass box, but its how i want to do it. this way if he ever wanted to keep the same style box but change subs all he would need to do is have another top peice built. or perhaps if he wanted to port it, it would be much easier since the top comes off. but after reading up on the type x, its not going to be ported.

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wErd
07-04-2007, 07:58 PM
fairlady=JDM Z car.

mikey060
07-04-2007, 11:37 PM
yea the owner informed me that all 300's from japan are fairladies. not just the 2 +2s

mikey060
07-05-2007, 12:38 AM
well i just poured a lot of water into the mold and found the volume to be very close to 36 litres. that is roughly 1.27 cubic feet. here are some more pics
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fwb_1234
07-05-2007, 12:48 AM
wow. that is looking awesome

mikey060
07-05-2007, 01:12 AM
thanks man. i hope to get a decent amount done by saturday. i have to get the sub ring positioned properly by atleast friday night because the owner is leaving on a trip and i told him i would have that done. that way he can make sure its the exact angle and whatnot that he wants. so expect progress...and pics as always

SiX
07-05-2007, 03:45 AM
Interesting, I was goin to do something similar to my 4 seater T-top 87 300zx with 2 12"s in the rear.

I can't get enough of that newer gen though... mmm mmm mmm. :D

adalos
07-05-2007, 09:49 AM
nice. i'm gonna be doing a sealed enclosure in my spare tire well in a few months. with a hatchback, would there be a noticeable sound difference with keeping the sub pointed straight up or angled like yours? i'm trying to keep mine horizontal because i'm going to put a false floor over it.

Blove1991
07-05-2007, 11:47 AM
Blow-thru on the ford truck?

:)

mikey060
07-05-2007, 11:51 AM
Interesting, I was goin to do something similar to my 4 seater T-top 87 300zx with 2 12"s in the rear.

I can't get enough of that newer gen though... mmm mmm mmm. :D

sounds good. 2 12's should get pretty loud and a hatch. im thinking this one should sound nice and get decently loud

mikey060
07-05-2007, 11:52 AM
nice. i'm gonna be doing a sealed enclosure in my spare tire well in a few months. with a hatchback, would there be a noticeable sound difference with keeping the sub pointed straight up or angled like yours? i'm trying to keep mine horizontal because i'm going to put a false floor over it.

i dont think there would be much if any difference in sound having it slightly angled. and i do plan on building a false floor as well ;)

mikey060
07-05-2007, 11:53 AM
Blow-thru on the ford truck?

:)

lol if it was mine i probably would. but its my brothers and he hates bass. :rolleyes:

mikey060
07-05-2007, 02:43 PM
well i finished the top frame so im just wating on the resin on the bottom frame to dry somehwat. i resined over the 6 carriage bolts so they wont move when it comes to screw the top peice on. here are a couple pics
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mikey060
07-05-2007, 02:57 PM
thats black fliece btw and it is being hot glued to the wheel well mold right now. it will be glassed of course...ill keep ya updated

mikey060
07-05-2007, 07:06 PM
the frame is now glassed into the bottom.the build should go pretty fast from here on in.
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uhoh45
07-06-2007, 06:23 PM
**** mikey, you have to much free time on your hands

blackbonnie
07-06-2007, 06:40 PM
get anything done today?

mikey060
07-06-2007, 08:28 PM
lol i start my actual job monday so i wont have that much free time. but this week ya i sure did. and no sorry no update as of yet, i have been working on the skyline all day. ill try to get some work done soon

mikey060
07-13-2007, 07:24 PM
well i have been busy as hell but i managed to get some work done. i cut out the flushmount baffle for the sub a few days ago and attached it to the frame. then it got wrapped in the brightest pink fleece i could find :laugh: jk its the largest piece i had. anyhow, i then resined it and let it cure. just moments ago i did a layer of matte on the top. there will be three layers to follow asap. during this time the top will be sanded/bondoed/sanded...etc....then painted black.

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more pics soon..

Rawr-DQ
07-13-2007, 07:38 PM
Wtf, did you glass the tire well, and that is the trunk, with the pic taken sideways

I'm trying to figure this out, playing mind games with me!

mikey060
07-13-2007, 09:34 PM
lol sorry mang. i just had the mount baffle in the sheet of 3/4....thats why it looks weird. it got cut out shortly after. it is a pita to cut 1.75" of mdf with a jigsaw that doesnt reach that far. haha i had to chisel off some of the bottom. anyhow i have nothing to do tonight since im going out the next two nights since its my 18th birthday(drinking age here). sooooo im going to get the first layer of bondo on. and yes...pics will be loaded in less than 10 minutes. i gotta showa first lol....:naughty:

the pics will clear up any missdirection in whats going on. and you will see how secksi its gonna look. atleast i think so :eek:

mikey060
07-13-2007, 09:53 PM
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mikey060
07-13-2007, 10:02 PM
now skip ahead a day...after bring wrapped and resined once.
this is how its sits now. has been glassed like i mentioned before and after o post this **** im going to sand. then bondo...so expect another update in a few hours
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in the car with panels put back in. the owner got back fromnew bruinswick today so im going to let him know he can pick his car up until tuesday. its going to be super nice out so he may as well enjoy his **** car lol. i will be too busy to get too much work done...but since i built it with this frame i can work on the two peices seperately...so i will finsih the top piece then finish the trunk piece when iu get the car back. enoguh talk..more pics.
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its just sitting on the bolts in those pics. it will sit about 1.5" lower. looking back i would have made the outer sub ring thiner but i like it the way it is. its different...and well it just looks sweet imo

enjoy

Corey69
07-13-2007, 10:07 PM
Theres a volcano in the trunk, haha. But srlsy it looks good.

mikey060
07-16-2007, 02:18 PM
hah thanks dude

i just got the bottom side layered up with some fg. and the top layered with short strand bondo glass. im going to sand the **** down now...then i will post pics later.

mikey060
07-16-2007, 04:41 PM
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mikey060
07-16-2007, 04:43 PM
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pics are up to where the second layer of filler is being applied. it shold be dry now so i can go sand it

Rawr-DQ
07-16-2007, 05:29 PM
fun fun

jdc753
07-16-2007, 05:33 PM
Coming along very nicely. Can't wait to see the finished pics. Need to find an application and some subs to start doing some fiberglass work of my own.

Anything else going in the car? amps? comps? where is the sub amp going to mount? Just getting anxious to see the finished pics lol.

oglejust
07-16-2007, 06:42 PM
looks great man

mikey060
07-17-2007, 12:20 AM
Coming along very nicely. Can't wait to see the finished pics. Need to find an application and some subs to start doing some fiberglass work of my own.

Anything else going in the car? amps? comps? where is the sub amp going to mount? Just getting anxious to see the finished pics lol.

thank you. yea i enjoy doing this...but it takes so much time :verymad:

as far as components i dont know what he has planned. there will definatly be an upgrade..and the amp location/build should follow this build up at some point. it should be nice :naughty:

mikey060
07-17-2007, 12:25 AM
heres where i am at as of now. it now has two layers of matte on it. along with two layers of filler glass/kitty hair/whatever else it is called, and one layer of bondo body filler. its all sanded and will need another latyer of bondo tommarow.

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mikey060
07-17-2007, 12:28 AM
it is still pretty rough...but its slowly coming along. i have alot of sanding ahead of me haha
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for those who dont know, it will be painted around the sub and the rest will be covered by a false floor

mikey060
07-17-2007, 11:35 PM
well i got ntohing done....lawl jk. it now has two layers of fg matte, 2-3 layers of kitty hair, and 3 layers of filler. so its pretty smooth. the final layer was sanded with 60 then 80 followed by 100 and 120. i then primered it so i can see all the little imperections. those will be fixed tommarow. here are some pics

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/mikey060/IMG_1205-1.jpg
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mikey060
07-17-2007, 11:41 PM
there are some imperfections that cant really be fixed without a whole lot of work...however at the given angle the box will be at in the car you cant see it without basically puting your head horizontal with the side of the box...so im not worried about it. also it will be painted black so that will also covered
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ngsm13
07-17-2007, 11:49 PM
Don't give up on the filler... how will you be finishing it (covering it?)

Invest in some RAGE Gold, it's worth it... and smoot out the entire thing...

nG

mikey060
07-17-2007, 11:55 PM
Don't give up on the filler... how will you be finishing it (covering it?)

Invest in some RAGE Gold, it's worth it... and smoot out the entire thing...

nG

yea it will be painted so i know it will need more filler. i have looked around for the rage gold but cant really find it...
the reason its not all being smoothed out is simply because that would be a lot of wasted effort...only 6-7 inches on the left and right will be seen. along withj 1.5-2" infront and behind the sub. the rest will be covered by a false floor

traksta15
07-18-2007, 12:05 AM
nice work, looks awesome

Rawr-DQ
07-18-2007, 01:56 AM
Sanding...love at first swipe.

Keep it up! Better make it perfect!

ngsm13
07-18-2007, 08:13 AM
If it's going to be painted... keep going... and going...

;)

nG

ramos
07-18-2007, 08:35 AM
yea it will be painted so i know it will need more filler. i have looked around for the rage gold but cant really find it...




The new stuff from bondo with the blue MEKP works just as well , and sands just as easy . If I may offer a suggestion . Break out the cheese grater / body file when the filler strarts to turn rubbery. And knock down those ridges , it will save you asn arse load of time and paper :)

wesl56
07-18-2007, 08:37 AM
looking good.... keep it up

Nexson
07-18-2007, 11:09 AM
If it's going to be painted... keep going... and going...

;)

nG

WOrd.

Keep sanding, just block sanding as well, looks a little bit wavy to be and black will show everything, esp. with rattle cans, you can get rage from Terry's auto supply, they ship as well, rage is really good stuff (sands like chalk), you have to remember body filler is just essentially for pinholes, not to fill waves, it shouldn't exceed 1/4''. So if I were you, I would whip out the 60 grit get it all even, and keep redoing the process, also, word of advice, primer only after 220.
Also remember the guide coat, this will show you your hi and low spots

Good Luck, :)

Brian @ Nexations Creations

BTW carpet will save you alot of frustration.

mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:01 PM
i just realized i never updated this thread...

anyhow i finished this about a month and a half ago. in all it took three weeks and roughly 50 hours to finish. it still needs the beauty panel built though. here are a few pics...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/mikey060/IMG_1219-1.jpg
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mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:02 PM
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mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:02 PM
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mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:03 PM
and yea, all the ugly **** will be covered by the beauty panel. eventually the whole hatch/ peice where the amp is mounted will be glassed together and painted to match the car when it is painted(candy orange). and it will have proffesional body work done on it by whoever paints it. i think for my first time doing a fiberglass box, let a lone a painted one it looks great.

all comments suggestions are welcomed/ appreciated. i know i have MUCH room for improvement...

Eugenics
09-07-2007, 12:16 PM
phew.

mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:17 PM
phew.

and that means?

and please dont say, you should have done the whole thing....it would be a waste of time seeing how it will need to be all sanded off for when it is fused to the rest. and also, those lines that you see in the second last pic on the right side is just where i whiped it with a cloth and it didnt dry hah

Eugenics
09-07-2007, 12:18 PM
glad you're covering the sides. i was wondering for a second there.

mikey060
09-07-2007, 12:30 PM
glad you're covering the sides. i was wondering for a second there.

haha ya, i would have liked to have just done the whole thing....but the customer grew very impatient (i put in 4-5 hours a night after an 8-9 hour shift at my full time job during the three weeks i worked on it. not every night of course(just the last 5 days)) so i just wanted to get it done...and also we had agreed that is what we were going to do and just cover it with the beauty panel. on that same note, the next time i do work like this im going to just say it will take as long as i need...not quote him a certain amount of time. the guy had the nerve to ***** to me about it taking one extra week after i put in probably 25 hours in during 5 days to get it done asap. people just dont realize the amount of time these things take.

so other than that, how does it look lol :)

young_gun
09-07-2007, 12:38 PM
glad you're covering the sides. i was wondering for a second there.

Hell yea,LOL. Looks great though, as long as the fugly stuff will be covered

mikey060
09-07-2007, 01:11 PM
thanks dude. and ya haha i hope i get a chance to byuild the panel soon so he doesnt have to have it like that. makes it look like **** work unless you know what its suppose to look like finished...

i should add that only the last three pics are how it sits now. the ones before that are before i repainted it after sanding with a very high grid paper

SeaKid
09-09-2007, 02:57 PM
Looks nice man, Was this the frist time you've used fiberglass or built a fiberglass box?

mikey060
09-10-2007, 12:39 AM
Looks nice man, Was this the frist time you've used fiberglass or built a fiberglass box?

thanks. it was my second time fiberglassing period. the first time all i did was build a ****** pair of kick panels for 6x9's in my truck. and i only used one layer on those and less than a quart of resin..so this was a slightly larger project haha. 4+ layers all over, and 2.5-2.75 quarts of resin. and then of course the 10+ layers of duraglass, bondo, etc

SeaKid
09-12-2007, 12:50 AM
thanks. it was my second time fiberglassing period. the first time all i did was build a ****** pair of kick panels for 6x9's in my truck. and i only used one layer on those and less than a quart of resin..so this was a slightly larger project haha. 4+ layers all over, and 2.5-2.75 quarts of resin. and then of course the 10+ layers of duraglass, bondo, etc

well it turned out nice. Im hopeing to experiment with some glass soon.