Anyone good at fiberglassing? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-21-2005
advantEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 240
Anyone good at fiberglassing?

I remember someone showing some pics of a lcd they fiberglassed into the radio bezel and had the cd player mounted in the forward section of an explorer console. Who was this? It may have been on GE but thought they might be on here as well.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-21-2005
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
tbird2340 did something like that with his carputer I believe, and gopher18 fiberglassed his LCD into his bezel very well.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-21-2005
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2005
advantEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 240
pm me some pics of your stuff you've done.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2005
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Heck just post em!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
yeah reallly post em cuz im wanting to do somethin in those lines...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-21-2005
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
ill see if my friends home, whose mercedes i did of his. I fiberglassed to 6x9 boxes flush along the back wall pretty sweet. Im sick today with strep ill swing by once i get better and postem.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-21-2005
cheesehazard's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 120
Im pretty good at fiberglassing stuff. I am working on an explorer console right now. I need to take some picture of the console to soon. What exactly are you looking to do? If you want to mold a screen into the radio bezel just go to http://mp3car.com

advantedge do you have a cardomain site?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-22-2005
advantEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 240
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/316101

Is my cardomain. It's pretty old I'm going to be updating it soon.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-25-2005
gopher18's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 134
Not fiberglassed, but molded:







http://home.kc.rr.com/thoe/03_ranger/video.htm
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-25-2005
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
what do you use for a radio?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-25-2005
advantEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 240
That looks really good! Now, what ^^ he said and where are the controls for your HVAC?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-25-2005
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
He said that he put them in a custom made center console, but can we see the console Sean?

And how do you "mold?"

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-26-2005
gopher18's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 134
I will try to get some pics up tonight of the center console. I'm hoping to post them to that same link as above.

As far as how to mold, I used abs plastic, super glue, epoxy, body filler, and kitty hair (kinda like loose fiberglass and epoxy). :D
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-26-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
did u take the platic cut it to the size..then molded it to the shape..then repainted it..dude that looks hella awsome..i might have to get a spair bezel to try it..

looks awsome..great job you did there Sean...

bd
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-26-2005
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighRollerII
i might have to get a spair bezel to try it..

bd

dont forget about a cat, you will need one of those too
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-26-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
dont forget about a cat, you will need one of those too

got one..lol..and lemme tell you somethin hes sheding


you think a normal CD player the small rectangle would fit in the A/C Controls?

cuz i could get a screen to up top then CD below, then A/C in console?

yah think that would work?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-26-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
So are the pieces in Red the ABS plastic...

and the rest is the trim is part of the screen that you took a part

now how did yah actually mount he screen...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-26-2005
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
Yeh, what Evan said...

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-27-2005
gopher18's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighRollerII
you think a normal CD player the small rectangle would fit in the A/C Controls?

cuz i could get a screen to up top then CD below, then A/C in console?

yah think that would work?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HighRollerII
So are the pieces in Red the ABS plastic...

and the rest is the trim is part of the screen that you took a part

now how did yah actually mount he screen...
1st - a regular CD player would fit exactly where I have the DVD player as its a standard DIN size. As far as moving the A/C unit down, you will need to extend the wires and the vacumm tubes. R/C fuel lines work well for this. Also, you will need to trim the corners of the bezel to square them out to get the brace to fit. I used epoxy to keep the brace in place as well.

2nd - Yes, the red area is the extra plastic. These were superglued and then epoxied in place.

3rd - The monitor is actually held in place the same way it was held in originally manufactured. Image the original monitor just without the back. Here is a pic:

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-27-2005
advantEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Moore, OK
Posts: 240
So the screen basically snapped in from the rear and you used bondo on the front to smooth it out? Think molding in a head unit to the foward portion of an explorer console Would work? I'm going to try to keep the ac controls where they are. Sean, I may have to recruit you to do this since I don't know sh*t!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-27-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
yeah man i think i understand it...im gunna try some junk...sounds like i think i can do it..

awsome Sean looks great..you da man..
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-27-2005
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
how big of a screen do you think would fit in that area?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-27-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, VA
Posts: 2,664
i wanna car-puter
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-27-2005
HighRollerII's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 10,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeus
how big of a screen do you think would fit in that area?
well he got a 6.5" so maybe a 7" or 7.5" but dunno if they make them sizes i dont know crap bout screens
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone know anything about fiberglassing? Tys 4x4 FTW General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 05-13-2010 02:24 PM
help fiberglassing greenmonster98 Audio & Video Tech 9 06-28-2007 01:53 AM
Fiberglassing a box Sychodemeanor Audio & Video Tech 23 03-30-2006 02:17 AM
FiberGlassing Skyjacker_44 Interior Semi-Tech 2 01-16-2005 08:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:14 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.