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DIY Polyester Roof

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by pitstopp, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. pitstopp

    pitstopp Active Member

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    Hello

    today I will introduce my latest Project.
    I made a complete Roof for my Simulator from a real car!

    First I made a mold from my dads car!
    Dach klein.jpg

    It was really hard to get it off the car without scratches.

    Here the finished mold
    Form.JPG

    The Roof is made from polyester
    Fertigteil.JPG
    If you want t know how this will work have a look on Youtube !
    There are a lot of Tutorials, they explain it alot better then I can.

    First Test, not bad dach Rig klein.JPG

    Gives a real inside Feeling
    Dach lackiert klein.JPG

    The whole Roof is mounted on a rollbar made from PVC Tube
    Rollbar.JPG


    It took approx. 25 hrs
    Total costs 200€

    Any questions?
    feel free to ask!

    für Interessenten aus Deutschland : ich kann für selbstabholer ein Dach anfertigen. Kürzer, schmaler kein Problem!

    Best regards
    Kai
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    Nice job there, and nice dad for letting you use his car as template.
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    value1 Nerd Staff Member Moderator SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

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    Great idea! I will rent a 911 to copy ;-)
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  5. pitstopp

    pitstopp Active Member

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    Porsche would be cool , indeed.

    But I want to cover the screens so it has to be 120cm wide.
    I measured a lot of cars this was the most suitable.

    A windscreen with an higher angle would be better, to safe some room in the front end, but modern cars don´t have those
    Possible an old beetle would fit ;D

    For a single screen setup it is possible to make a smaler roof out of this mold.
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    It' s a very good idea,take a lot of place ?