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Old 11-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Overlander Overlander is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westminster, CO
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Default School me on Fiberglass

For those of you with fiberglass experience...

I just put on a new winch on my '80 behind the factory bumper - turned out pretty good (if I do say so myself), however, I'd like to make a little cover for it to protect the fairlead, which, cable from the mud, and other road hazards.

I could make it out of the metal, but I thought it would be nice to make it out of fiberglass - though I've never tired it.

I watched some videos on youtube but there is such a dazzling array of applications for fiberglass that I have a hard time picking the right minimal things that I would need.

I would like it to be strong, about 1/4 inch thick and able to take a stone off the road - think it's doable?! Maybe I should combine think metal plate with fiberglass sides that go around the fairlead?! What materials would I need for fiberglass work (mat, resin, hardener) - where do I get it?!

James DePaul
'95 FZJ80 with Lockers; 12,500lb winch up front. Home made sliders - and it shows... 285 DuraTracs; Seat covers, CB radio
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