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Old 12-17-2018, 07:50 PM
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Nice to see some new activity on this. Are you replacing the top or just going to make some extras? Love seeing this little 4x4 again.
Hey there Willezcr8! Yeah...I figured it’s about time I got back into it..making extras as I want to do a few more panel vans but don’t wanna rebuild the roof!

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Old 12-17-2018, 07:54 PM
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No bubbles is good, unless we talkin Ďbout something to drink eh! Lol there is one thing that I (being a noob at molding stuff) would be worried about, I guess you have it all figured out but thought Iíd ask. The mold looks very thin at the highest roof point since we can see your table lines through it. Given the other side of the mold looks like it is not completely flat, how can you do the negative of the soft mold without having it distorted when sitting upside down? Are you going to back it with a stiffer material while it sits on the roof, and then only after that you pour in the other molding stuff to make the other piece of mold? Hopefully my rambling makes some sense lol!
You are 100% correct Fred! I need to add another 1/2Ē of silicone to the base so it doesnít distort when Iím pouring the resin in. I received some more silicone today, so already got it setup to pour in some more silicone mix to thicken the base...should get that done tonight as well... might also be able to get the resin poured as well.... Lol
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:28 PM
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You are 100% correct Fred! I need to add another 1/2Ē of silicone to the base so it doesnít distort when Iím pouring the resin in. I received some more silicone today, so already got it setup to pour in some more silicone mix to thicken the base...should get that done tonight as well... might also be able to get the resin poured as well.... Lol
Cool!! So we'll get another update soon that's great news! Does the silicone always level out perfectly when poured all at once? Do you have to be extra careful when pouring or is it not all that critical?
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:38 PM
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Cool!! So we'll get another update soon that's great news! Does the silicone always level out perfectly when poured all at once? Do you have to be extra careful when pouring or is it not all that critical?
Yes it levels out like water does...via gravity...so itís important that the surface that the containment vessel is placed on is completely flat... I use a surface level tool with a bubble meter on the little table I place it on and then I chuck bits of 1Ē square .5mm styrene to adjust the bubble so itís level.
If you donít do this, when you flip the mold over to pour in the resin, even on a flat surface, one side of the mold will be higher than the other side and the resin will level out one sided in the mold...not sure if I explained that correctly..lol
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:43 PM
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Yes it levels out like water does...via gravity...so itís important that the surface that the containment vessel is placed on is completely flat... I use a surface level tool with a bubble meter on the little table I place it on and then I chuck bits of 1Ē square .5mm styrene to adjust the bubble so itís level.
If you donít do this, when you flip the mold over to pour in the resin, even on a flat surface, one side of the mold will be higher than the other side and the resin will level out one sided in the mold...not sure if I explained that correctly..lol
Oh yes I see, did not think of that! lol Make sense now that you mention it!
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Old 12-18-2018, 02:33 AM
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I think I’m done now with the mold for the roof.... Made the base of the mold about 1/2” thicker so it should be good to go!
Also pulled the engine from the chassis and started to drill and tap the holes for the valve covers, got one sorted then I realized it was 3am... Lol
Will get the other one done tomorrow and then get the plugs installed and the exhaust manifold....

Anywho... here’s a few more of the completed mold


DBDD2733-BAF6-4F1B-B92D-72C5D5DDF351 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

F751E085-21D3-47CA-8586-25165DD74C03 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

3B68FF87-DEED-4FA6-8392-AF92D157D123 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

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Old 12-18-2018, 05:10 PM
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Great wisdom shared Trini.
Great questions asked.
I'm watching and learning.

more please.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:50 AM
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3am again...guess it must be time for another


So poured the resin tonight....

57B86059-88B5-4480-AE0E-B380604DD0BF by Preston Lalan, on Flickr



So while that’s cooking....I got the other valve cover bolted in and then pressed in the nuts for th plugs to screw into..

1F57AEDD-4EF9-44FE-9DE4-49596459FB87 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

6A6329A1-22CD-4A06-ADA7-5AE6F0CBAA65 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

411E6948-9EB2-4E45-90E7-1DD3EBEF68B1 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


Remember these guys? all screwed in now...

5C56F7A4-3E8B-4127-8B79-CAB68FA35214 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

001B2595-23FC-459F-9537-DAB0744BF998 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

6F81B4C9-EE96-4019-BE39-D4B40E5F5A6C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

Also got the exhaust manifolds bolted in...


19A381DA-FBB3-44D9-B220-A3AC38152FDA by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

87DD966B-8580-43B4-8823-7F8F61ABB08C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


Still need to complete the low profile air cleaner...just need to paint the white area then do a faux filter core and I got some fine wire mesh to wrap it in...

56A8A43A-896B-44CD-AF14-470C807AE846 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


Mocked up the plug wires and the dizzy...the firing order probably isn’t correct lol, I just stuck the boots on the distributor to see how it looks...

9965B953-0651-44C4-AA10-AF805A10F0CA by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

5B858D53-D8B0-4FB0-98BC-416AE7283A0B by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

A30F3BF4-BB3E-4E8C-BB14-02417CA50CFD by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

30BAEFE4-8FF1-465A-875B-BC16146FBF53 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

30BAEFE4-8FF1-465A-875B-BC16146FBF53 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


Looks like I got myself a buck for the roof...lol...came out pretty nice!

204FB7B5-0717-49D7-AB34-F73AFA4495B0 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

4512F532-855E-4566-9786-E20F967081B1 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

A1079BD7-B3CF-4B1C-99F1-0EE89A6AE30C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

A05FCD85-7A37-4382-BF39-A7E40DA409BC by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

369CB0CE-1F9C-4D23-9DEC-17534E4E89C8 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


Gonna have to notch the motor mount slightly to clear the exhaust.... more to come soon...!

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Old 12-19-2018, 03:33 PM
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Now that was a serious update..
You night owls.
I get up at 3:00 am...ahahaha

Freaking work of art my friend.
Very correct. Love it.

Topper came out perfect too.
All WIN !

Your really boosting up the inspertian to get going on a serious build here.
I need to get back on the 1940 ford coupe.
It could be worthy of the right amount of ambition.

Great update buddy. Really enjoyed the eye candy.

What's the length and width of the top please ?
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:51 PM
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Wow! Now that's an update. Your engine looks sweet! I especially like the color coordinated aluminum bits. Definitely looks awesome with the headers on there.

I'm very familiar with the 3am stopping point. Sometimes, you just get going on a roll, and lose track of time, until you can't see straight anymore. I like having a place to work that allows me to just stop and go to bed without having to put anything away. When my kids were younger and still at home, I always had to pack everything away each night. They didn't understand the words, "don't touch".

Looking forward to the next update.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:58 PM
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Now that was a serious update..
You night owls.
I get up at 3:00 am...ahahaha

Freaking work of art my friend.
Very correct. Love it.

Topper came out perfect too.
All WIN !

Your really boosting up the inspertian to get going on a serious build here.
I need to get back on the 1940 ford coupe.
It could be worthy of the right amount of ambition.

Great update buddy. Really enjoyed the eye candy.

What's the length and width of the top please ?
Hey thanks Ron! Got in late tonight, so didnít get a chance to do more...will continue tomorrow.

The length is 10Ē , width is 5.5Ē and the height at the highest point is around 1.5Ē.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:11 AM
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Wow! Now that's an update. Your engine looks sweet! I especially like the color coordinated aluminum bits. Definitely looks awesome with the headers on there.

I'm very familiar with the 3am stopping point. Sometimes, you just get going on a roll, and lose track of time, until you can't see straight anymore. I like having a place to work that allows me to just stop and go to bed without having to put anything away. When my kids were younger and still at home, I always had to pack everything away each night. They didn't understand the words, "don't touch".

Looking forward to the next update.
Hey thanks Willezcr8 ! Yeah those late nights get a lot accomplished ! Sometimes itís the only way you can truly get focused and in the zone to get stuff done...
will be back at it again tomorrow....
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:34 AM
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Hmmm only 2:00am...looks like I still got some time so here a lil ...

I had to notch both of the motor mounts so the exhaust manifolds clear them. Will try to take some pics of it in the morning when the light is better. The distributor turned out to be a bit too tall and was obstructing the cowl panel so I had to cut off about 3mms from the bottom of it (the distributor). Managed to get the firing order sorted on it however, lol (not in the first pic ). Will have to fab up an old school ignition coil as well, got the wire for it laying on the intake. Still need to complete the air cleaner, will try to get that done tomorrow. Still have to make a few items for the engine bay, like radiator overflow bottle etc, but may do that later on.
Will also try to make some headway on the interior for the next update...I hope! Lol...

Any who...here’s some pics

BBAB484E-6107-47B8-BE20-B2FF96B9E412 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

4CD77D59-8BBF-4EB2-9190-4077F19181FF by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

B431C6AD-FAF6-49A0-A190-CC0ED59944B2 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

16925A3D-B0E2-4C87-B1CA-581EA3D9FB6C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

1DF4A0FD-F82D-43AA-A18C-2867EC7A721A by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

E852E5AE-D396-4D97-8964-2DDFD838A007 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

F07E7AD2-BD8A-410B-BBD3-6C4C3D8B7291 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr


F125FE2D-6A45-422D-A6C1-7F6CC0DEF9E5 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

B601AC4B-412F-42BB-9F1B-8CAB67FF104C by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

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Freaking so sweet.


It's soooo purdy sitting in their. ahahaa

You know ..everyone is switching to the LS6 and LS7 now.
You may have to update this motor shortly......
Say's social media.....ahahahaaaa

Just pulling yer leg my good friend.
Awesome update again. Very apprecaited.
Really coming together now leaps and bounds.

Topper should be a breeze to vacuum form. The dimensions are perfect for the 12"x12" sheets.
How many you need ?
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:25 AM
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Freaking so sweet.


It's soooo purdy sitting in their. ahahaa

You know ..everyone is switching to the LS6 and LS7 now.
You may have to update this motor shortly......
Say's social media.....ahahahaaaa

Just pulling yer leg my good friend.
Awesome update again. Very apprecaited.
Really coming together now leaps and bounds.

Topper should be a breeze to vacuum form. The dimensions are perfect for the 12"x12" sheets.
How many you need ?


Lol...thanks 2Beers! Hoping to get some more done today!

About 400 ..... Hehehe....joking buddy!

Will .5mm styrene sheets be good to use or do you think it may be too thin? Iím hoping that it will capture the drip rail details. I have about 4 sheets that are 12Ēx12Ē that I will send together with the top... itís the same size I used for the original top, but I shaped that by hand under hot water, which is why it needed so much work ! Lol...
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