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Old 10-04-2019, 08:29 PM
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Short answer...NO......I have reproduced taillight housings for my 68 in CF, and installed a lot of body panels on RACECAR applications in CF.

1: I would have thought those parts were thin and flexible enuf to push into place enyhoo......emphasis on THIN

2: If they're cold laid-up on a bench (vac-bagged), they won't be any more pesky than regular fiberglass resin. CF resin is optically clearer so it doesn't have that yellow tint, and better quality with UV sunscreen.

3: If they were autoclaved (HIGHLY UNLIKELY)....different story....they'd be a lot tougher but still so thin and flexy as to cooperate.

4: Call Anvil.



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Short answer...NO......I have reproduced taillight housings for my 68 in CF, and installed a lot of body panels on RACECAR applications in CF.

1: I would have thought those parts were thin and flexible enuf to push into place enyhoo......emphasis on THIN

2: If they're cold laid-up on a bench (vac-bagged), they won't be any more pesky than regular fiberglass resin. CF resin is optically clearer so it doesn't have that yellow tint, and better quality with UV sunscreen.

3: If they were autoclaved (HIGHLY UNLIKELY)....different story....they'd be a lot tougher but still so thin and flexy as to cooperate.

4: Call Anvil.





Thanks for the info, I'm not sure of their manufacturing process but I have been in contact with Anvil and they are not sure why the curvature of their blank doesn't match my OEM dash. So the plan is to send back the blank AND my OEM for inspection …. maybe get a custom blank made to match my dash, we'll see!
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Short answer...NO......I have reproduced taillight housings for my 68 in CF, and installed a lot of body panels on RACECAR applications in CF.
Not to hijack Chief’s thread, but do you have any more detail on the CF tailights reproduction posted somewhere?
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:11 PM
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Not to hijack Chief’s thread, but do you have any more detail on the CF tailights reproduction posted somewhere?
bretcopsey........sorry, nothing.
I rebuilt my '68SS fifteen years ago.

Used dental plaster to take molds off the original tailight housings and laid up cf copies. Dental plaster is the finest grade .....picks up ALL the surface detail but goes off like a $2 hooker!

CF fabric and Ultraclear resin are available at plastic supply stores and the process is same as fiberglass except that you have to be REALLY accurate with the first layer (cutting it, laying it and ensuring it doesn't move in the layup) cos it's what u see in the final product. You can of course clear 2-pack the end result. Portions of the housings that were chrome, I painted bright silver, so it's only the wide beveled surface that's visible.
CF materials are 30% more expensive than fiberglass......negligible.

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Happy Halloween!!! I did get a treat … picked up my parts from the powder coater!


I did get correspondence from Anvil concerning the dash panel and they said I could use an industrial heat gun to bend their panel but I'd have to 'over bend' the panel to let it relax to fit the angle of the dangle. The jury is still out ….





Don't mind the dust … my bad!

This should look good … you think?


Now to find my heater for my shed here, we got lots of snow and it's cold out now!

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Wow tons of progress and great pictures.

Car looks great and enjoying the updates.
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Wow tons of progress and great pictures.

Car looks great and enjoying the updates.

Thanks bunches, it is nice to have the car so close … even if it's in a closet!

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Been wanting to do this for a long time, it's all original to the car so it should fit …. famous last words!




Well it took two shipments to get fenders from AMD that weren't banged up to much, the RH had suffured UPS idiots so a discount was in order. So while I was at my AMD dealer I asked him about his car, he hasn't touched it in 4 years … but it's pretty cool.

Some car porn …. oh, Jeff has a numbers matching 70 GTX to die for and an awesome 69 Charger too Yes he does all his own work, including paint!!!


Think I'd give my left nut for his shops, this is three of 7 garage spaces!!!













So the RH fender has a ding and some stamping imperfections as expected but workable fer sure. Got the Finch firewall plate mounted and the VA evap mounted to the same so now I can move forward with the VA install.


Worked on the Entropy controller mounting options and I'm not happy with the radiator support option cuz the wiring plugs are perpendicular to the controller connection and it looks outa place … think I'll make a closeout panel where the battery was and get the wires parallel with the radiator support …. dang 10 ga wire, it will flow better and not put tension on the wires.


I finished wiring my compressor … it works! So now I just have to run the air lines and get the drops down but it's been cold in the garage [dang the north facing garages] so I picked up a kerosene heater that should heat up my shed pretty well.




Thanks for looking, more garage time now with a heater
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Be careful that heater will choke you or at least give you a big head ache.
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Be careful that heater will choke you or at least give you a big head ache.
Thanks Wayne, I only lite off the heater before and I run a fan to circulate the fumes out of the cracked garage door, then I turn it off.
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