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HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

By October 20, 2013TECH

How do you make’m is always a question we’re ask so we thought we would show you.

by Steve Ford, Product Engineer- Race Craft Products

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Spraying Isophthalic resin gel coat into a female mold.

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Spraying Isophthalic resin and chopped glass fiber into the 1960’s Edmund’s tail female mold

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Hand working a 43 year old female mold called a ‘Duck Bill’ rear deck

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Trimming a Tognotti Shark nose.

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Removing a Tognotti high pressure relief hood from female mold

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

A finished 1960’s Edmund’s rear tail. Notice that nice original sharp and crisp line where both sides of the tail meet.

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Chassis tacked up from Race Craft Products Chassis Works for final weld and inspections

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE

Vehicle assembly building

Although Race Craft Products sells race cars in various stages of completion its most common to deliver the body work and chassis as seen in the vehicle assembly building.

As you can see from just a few pictures there are many steps to this process. Trust me when I tell you we simply couldn’t show all the steps because of time and space. Steps like prepping the mold, applying release agents, breaking mold part adhesion, material temps requirements, ambient temperatures margins, nozzle to part selections, materials backing, fill compounds, fill areas¬† etc…¬† We hope you have enjoyed seeing the basic process.

For further questions about the process and materials call Dave or the ‘Dutchman’ at the California warehouse.

 

HOW RACE CRAFT PRODUCTS ARE MADE by

Steve Ford, Product Engineer- Race Craft Products