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ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #20 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:51 PM »
Yes it would especially with my buddies new air brush. I don't wanna get myself into that much work. I have some much needed ice fishing to get busy with ;D

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #21 on: Jan 13, 2012, 11:22 PM »
Have you thought of mounting a radio and speakers in it??  :)

ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #22 on: Jan 16, 2012, 11:26 PM »
Have you thought of mounting a radio and speakers in it??  :)

I use my iphone for a radio but I did think about speakers.  Those can always be added in later if I ever get bored.  Very possible with this BS winter.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #23 on: Jan 17, 2012, 01:51 AM »
That's bad a$$! Can't wait to see the finished product. I might have to build one

ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod UPDATED 1/17/12
« Reply #24 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:53 PM »
Got the first layer of fiberglass on.  This is some messy stuff!  After 2 hours it seemed to be drying pretty quick.  I'm gunna try to get a second layer on it tomorrow if I get a chance.





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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #25 on: Jan 17, 2012, 08:02 PM »
Very cool project! please give details of your experience with fiber. I am hoping to follow in your footsteps soon! :thumbsup:
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ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #26 on: Jan 17, 2012, 08:30 PM »
Well for starters, DO NOT wear good clothes cuz this stuff gets everywhere! 

Wear a long sleeve shirt or gloves that cover your arms.  Fiberglass resin and hairy arms don't go together!

When you cut the cloth into smaller strips, it starts shredding and gets tangled into a gooey mess.  I found out that it is much easier to just keep covering the entire thing with cloth and once it starts drying, then work on flatening it out. Otherwise, it keeps slowly popping up. 

Wear a facemask/respirator, this stuff is strong!

That's about all I've got for now.  I'll report back after round 2.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #27 on: Jan 18, 2012, 08:36 AM »
Coming along really nice

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #28 on: Jan 18, 2012, 08:34 PM »
fiberglass is messy. I helped a friend put a new floor in his boat and them fiberglass and paint it and carpet it.

just a couple questions.

1) could you wrap your strip over the edge of your holes and fold to the underside of the box? that way you won't have fibers sticking out over the edge.

2) did the cardboard retain any rigidity after soaking it with the resin? Doesn't look like it is sagging anywhere.
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #29 on: Jan 18, 2012, 10:12 PM »
I tried wrapping it around the edges and it didn't stay down very well.  I just got home from work and I gotta get up early to do some fishing before work tomorrow.  I'll be out around 3pm tomorrow to go check on it and see how its drying.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #30 on: Jan 19, 2012, 08:15 AM »
Did you put glass on the inside or just outside? I know you put resin all over though

ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #31 on: Jan 20, 2012, 06:20 PM »
I put the cloth both inside and out. 

I'm gonna try to get at it again tomorrow.  Would like to have had it done by now but I decided to go fishing the last couple days instead.  Go figure haha

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #32 on: Jan 24, 2012, 12:26 AM »
*bump*




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ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #33 on: Jan 24, 2012, 07:23 PM »
Well just got done with the fiberglass.  Gotta tell ya, I've got the spins from the fumes. Thats some potent stuff!  I didn't take any pics because it looks exactly the same as the last pics I posted.

I should be able to wrap everything up pretty quick once this final coat dries.  Little bit of sanding and some carpet.  Sounds simple enough, knock on wood.

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #34 on: Jan 24, 2012, 07:29 PM »
how does the overall stregnth seem so far? did the cardboard sag at all from the weight of the glass?




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ericzerka24

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #35 on: Jan 24, 2012, 09:30 PM »
how does the overall stregnth seem so far? did the cardboard sag at all from the weight of the glass?

No sag at all in the cardboard.  Inside of the center console there were spots where I didn't put any fiberglass cloth and it was stronger than normal but not as strong as i was looking for.  I got those spots covered today so it should be good to go.

The strength of the box is unreal!  With just one layer fiberglass cloth on the entire thing, it can easily support my weight sitting on it.  (185lbs)  If you put a couple layers on, this bad boy would probably be bulletproof!

I gotta admit, I'm pretty pumped to see if everything pulls though with this project.  I originally wanted to build an entire floor with storage compartments out of wood but decided on just a center console instead to avoid a lot of weight.  If I had the fiberglass idea prior to starting this, I would of done the entire floor with a center console built in.  I've been brewing up some really good ideas for my next shanty!

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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #36 on: Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM »
Don't keep all those shanty ideas secret. You project has my wheels turning as well!
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #37 on: Jan 24, 2012, 11:39 PM »
i have a buch of resin and matting, i might have to try something like this on my frabills.. great job! need more pics!!  :bow:




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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #38 on: Jan 25, 2012, 03:24 AM »
Glad it's working outfor you, I got the idea from guys building bass tubes out of sonotubes!
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Re: Nanook Center Console Mod
« Reply #39 on: Jan 25, 2012, 07:46 AM »
Glad to hear its working out well

 


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