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    strengthening FG

    im looking to mold the floor of my truck cab for part of my encolsure. i heard that glassing pieces of rope into the mold is the best way to make it stronger? is this right or is there another way? suggestions?







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    Re: strengthening FG

    I just posted this in another thread... it will give you an idea of how he did it. Also utilizing as much wood (MDF) as possible is best.

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    I have recently seen a guy use rope and then glassed over to give the enclosure strength and reduce and flexing.

    His build can be seen here




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    Re: strengthening FG

    rope is a good way. wood as much as possible is also good. you could also just goob on the kitty hair...



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    Re: strengthening FG

    Fiberglass loses strength across flat spaces. Cut patterns of 1/2 " MDF to make a sub floor then mold that. then screw the mold to the wood and build from there. The glass is real strong when curved. The wood also allows you to have it thick enough to mount down with good bolts and screws and the extra glass can be used to thicken the other areas.




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    Re: strengthening FG

    Rolled up newspaper. Alot cheaper than rope and does the same job.




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