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joberg
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This frame is looking very good/sturdy...what kind of material are you going to use for the shell?
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
This frame is looking very good/sturdy...what kind of material are you going to use for the shell?


I may try vacuum forming the sides and top part
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite the size to vacu-form...I'm wondering if they used fiberglass for the original?
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work! That exterior shell seems like something youd want to fiberglass
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Quite the size to vacu-form...I'm wondering if they used fiberglass for the original?


The vacform machines they had access to were quite large. Having played with the real VidPhons, I can tell you they are styrene or ABS (I suspect styrene due to the aging that I saw. Some of them are beat to crap.)

My best guess is that the "panel" was vacformed flat and then cut out and heated as it was rolled around the frame, being tacked in place as they went.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Gene...ABS would make sense for sure.
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