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 Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?

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PostSubject: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:33 pm

I have always thought it would be cool if someone built a wagon spoiler that mounted in the same place the cross rails mount at the rear of the track like where mine are. The problem with using the the stock rails is they actually create lift if they do anything. There needs to be a rake upward toward the back to creat push on the rear. I figure a spoiler could be designed to create push, look stock, and mount, and be shaped to fit in the existing track. Just a thought. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:40 pm

why not create something based off of the stock roof rail itself and build off of it, I would imagine it may be easier than fabricating something brand new.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:54 pm

I'd just take out the rear slat and modify it to fit back in upside down.

If you want to go fancy then you just need a tear drop shape rail with the top side flatish and the bottom side bulging. That's what creates the downforce. Having a wing that catches the air like the ricers do just creates drag.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:56 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
why not create something based off of the stock roof rail itself and build off of it, I would imagine it may be easier than fabricating something brand new.

The plan would be to creat a spoiler that looked stock, and could be duplicated if there was enough intrest to market it. Wagon guys could order, and it would come to them like anyother unpainted fiberglass body part.

You could probably use the cross rails to get the mold started. confused
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:01 pm

bammax wrote:
I'd just take out the rear slat and modify it to fit back in upside down.

If you want to go fancy then you just need a tear drop shape rail with the top side flatish and the bottom side bulging. That's what creates the downforce. Having a wing that catches the air like the ricers do just creates drag.
It could almost be flat, but would need at least 2 degrees of upward rake tward the rear, and drop down to its mounting point just like the cross rails. The design I have in my head would look factory stock, just like those extended ss spoilers. To the average person it would look like it belongs there, and only would a wagon kook know the difference. It would be a very simple design.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:19 pm

Just make it out of sheet metal and get it about where you want it and see how it looks. Then use the sheet metal version to make a mold using regular old plaster of paris or something of the sort. Once you have the mold you can adjust it as needed and then start making the fiberglass version. Not too hard really. Just time consuming and messy. You may find that a properly built sheet metal version is easier to make and lighter in weight. You'd be suprised how heavy fiberglass parts can be if you layer them thick. Try to pull the header panel off of an old Omega and you'll be shocked how heavy a simple little fiberglass piece is when it's built to last.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?   Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:54 pm

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