View Full Version : Working with alternative materials

09-25-2006, 01:37 PM
Can Someone recomend some reading material for working with alternative materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber. I am interested in making components for my cars that or ither not made or I just can't afford. specificaly but not limited to large scale parts such as body panels and bumper covers.

David Pozzi
09-25-2006, 06:09 PM
One book is:
Fiberglass repair and construction handbook.
By Jack Wiley. ISBN 0-83062697-2 by TAB books.
It's pretty basic.

03-21-2007, 10:58 AM
Anybody else have any suggestions on this? I'm in the same boat as trackrat79 with wanting to start making my own parts both for my '67 Firebird and for my sportbikes!!!

Trackrat79 I'll let you know of anything that I find.

David Pozzi
03-21-2007, 08:58 PM
The Experimental Aircraft Assn "EAA" has composite classes and will have one this weekend in Watsonville at the airport.
Look here: http://www.sportair.com/schedule.html

03-23-2007, 07:58 AM
I've been doing some fiberglass work on my current project and have a brief writeup on my website of how I went about doing it.


03-23-2007, 08:03 AM
And I thought I went through a lot of Floral foam! You must have had green dust everywhere. good stuff

03-23-2007, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the links guys. . .and I thought my fender flares were going to be a PITA!!!. . .and thanks for the link to soller composites. . .so far they are the cheapest materials I have come across. Fiberglast has a "How-To" DVD series that I'm thinking of buying to see it actually in action. . .thanks again guys!!!

03-27-2007, 12:58 PM
Yes, there was a heck of a lot of green dust!