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Off with the old D&R body Bob's been working on for 5 years...(cut and spliced all over the place). Bob has now just installed a Creative Coach body from a friend for the purpose of splashing it, with all the pieces. He will have all the molds to make new bodies. Very accurate body now! Stay tuned!

  

Here are a few pictures of some of Bob's work including an almost finished fiberglass/carbon fiber construction SVR wing copy: 

  wing copy wing copy Genuine Diablo race wing 

Here's a great series of photos from Bob Rubenstein showing each stage of designing, fabricating, and then molding a new Diablo dash. Pass your mouse over each photo to see a short description. Click on photos to enlarge.

The basic shape is obtained with wood, fiberglass, plastic, cardboard, fiber board, or what ever it takes. Guage locations are planned and body working begins This 'mock up' dash will serve as a 'plug' from which a mold will be made. The plug is carefully body worked into it's final form The finished plug is primered and checked for accuracy

 'Flanges' attached to the plug will add stregnth and rigidity to the mold later. The plug is waxed and sprayed with Gel Coat. A fiberglass 'reverse mold' is laid over then pulled from the plug and the plug is discarded. This is a picture of the inside of the mold. The mold is waxed and sprayed with gel coat and a new part is 'laid up' in fiberglass. A new dash is pulled from the mold and final finished. Now, the mold is ready to do it again, and again, and again.

See an entire body made this same way in the member's area.

Notice the real SV wheels and new P-Zeros. Bob got the idea from this site to make a plug and a mold for the SV front bumper. The yellow bumper is the plug. The white bumper is the first one out of the mold. Others available.

 

Bob has been working on the headlamp openings. The body, as you can see is a lot different than previous pictures.  It includes roof panel and door frame tops Bob bought through this web site. If you look closely, you'll see that the doors have been bondo-ed smooth to the body. There is probably a good 30 gallons of filler, plywood, etc... on this body to make it look closer to the real-deal.

Bob say's "I've got a long way to go, still, but it's getting there.  I am going to pull molds from the doors first (after I paint the whole plug) then I will cut them free of the body, and re-do the jambs and inner doors. Soon I'll roll the whole thing outside to get a better perspective".  For more information contact: r.rubenstein@worldnet.att.net

Here are some early pictures of Bob's project:

  Bob's Car Bob's Car Bob's Car Bob's Car Bob's Car 

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