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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 01:22 PM
ima hustler
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I was guess I could get some MDF cut it out and cover it with material but I dont understand how to cut it (meaning what shape) do any of you guys have pics of yours?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 09:44 AM
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here you go.But mine is made from fiberglass
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:31 PM
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is the whole thing made of fiberglass or just the part that comes out. By the way thats a hot a** trunk
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 02:43 PM
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How heavy is that? I realize fiberglass is lightweight, but there has to be a wood structure in the oval correct? You also have a fiberoptic? How heavy is the Impala emblem, what's it made from? Will the trunk stay open itself with the weight? I know alot of questions...

But it is fairly Kick Arse!!!
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 04:41 PM
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Yea the center oval and the impala is made out of MDF the rest is glass.The thing is heavy but thats alright cause i got some actuators opening and closing it.
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 07:49 PM
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so does anybody have a picture of the shape of the trunk lid I wanna try to do this tomarro
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 08:52 AM
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I used MDF. VERY Heavy. Need to reinforce the trunk metal that holds it up. I also have it with two actuators to open and close the trunk. I love it. Looks really trick and it hold all my amps and caps. Can't find any other pictures of it sorry.

post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 02:10 AM
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I'm going to just make a trunk panel to cover the inside of the trunk lid since it'll clean the trunk up a bit being that i have sound deadener on it. What i'm doing is using foamboard from wal-mart, i'm using two pieces of 20" x 24" foamboard to total 20" x 48" ($6 total)along with Landau top and trim glue(can also use DAPP or TACC glue, all sprayed out of a gun via an air compressor). I'll be using the glue to add 1/2" batting(padding) to the board and then marine vinyl on top of that ($9). Since i already have the glue, the total cost with some nice chrome screws to hold it on will be about $20.
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 02:58 PM
ima hustler
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Cash please post pics if you do it that way. but what if water gets in your trunk wont it mess up the foam?
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2007, 05:27 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by ima hustler:
Cash please post pics if you do it that way. but what if water gets in your trunk wont it mess up the foam?
It's like a foamboard so i assume water would damage it but it will be wrapped all around in vinyl and attached to the lid of the trunk so it would be the last item in my trunk i'd be worried about getting wet.
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