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Old 10-01-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Has anyone tried to make a styrene inner structure with a lexan body acting as the “sheet metal”? An example might be a door, where the frame of the door is styrene and the sheet metal is the lexan body.


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Hey guys,

Has anyone tried to make a styrene inner structure with a lexan body acting as the “sheet metal”? An example might be a door, where the frame of the door is styrene and the sheet metal is the lexan body.


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For looks or strength? I think it would look cool if done right on a hard body with opening doors where you can see the layers. Or even when it comes to weathering.


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...and if you're really adventurous:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSIgDKvMHk&t=2s
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For looks or strength? I think it would look cool if done right on a hard body with opening doors where you can see the layers. Or even when it comes to weathering.


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Mostly for looks. I want to scratch build the inner sections for the body. It would be things like a engine bay, drop bed, backsides of opening panels.

I was looking at the outer shell being a modern truck. I have two bodies that could work for the panels, which are a Colorado and a Metric by Proline.


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...and if you're really adventurous:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSIgDKvMHk&t=2s

Oh my god that is awesome. I am going to have to save that one. Thank you for the link! This was exactly what I needed.

I was thinking something like this build, but not that extreme on the details. (Way beyond my skills and time, lol). Basically what this person did, but using the lexan body as the outer panels.


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For looks, yes. For strength or usability, no.
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Well decided to go through with the project actually. Just not going as insane though. The plan is a opening hood with engine bay, full depth interior and bed. Decided to leave the doors attached.


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I did a couple of trucks using lexan for the outer and styrene for the interior.

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That looks really awesome. Love the wood bed. The interior looks real. How did it hold up?


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That looks really awesome. Love the wood bed. The interior looks real. How did it hold up?


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The Power Wagon is a Shelf Queen...but secured to the chassis well. The Ford was sold to a fellow on here.
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