I was leaving this to be posted when finished, but I’ll probably not finish it in the near future. This was the process of making a fiberglass front splitter for the Brasilia. But first: Why?
I always loved the looks of the '84-'86 Gol GT, from the splitter to the spotlights, to the custom graphics, it looks rad. '80s rad.
(I just brought a set of this side mirrors and will be installing them in the next days)
After starting attending a car meet farther away from home, and having to take the motorway to go there, I’ve noticed the car was unstable at the front above 100 km/h. Could it be solved by tuning tire pressures? Yes, but you’ll really take out my motivation? Also, this render released by Thiago D3sign gave it a nice push.
First, a “before” look
I’ve decided to build it from sheet metal first, to nail the shape on a material I’m more comfortable with. Backing sheet fastened to the car
Main sheet added
After that, I removed it, made a 3 layers thick fiberglass panel, took tape molds from the metal version, traced the parts on the glass sheet, cut them out, and glued them with the same resin used to build the panel, with metal reinforcements at some points. For some reason, I only have pics of the final gluing
First fitment. Mounted lower on the car, and with a higher angle. The clearance at the center is the same as in my dad’s '05 Civic, to ensure it wouldn’t touch the ground on our garage ramp. Would it look better with less angle? Sure, but I don’t wanna scrap it everywhere.
Trimmed, and with longer side plates bolted AND glued on
And now with a lick of spray paint. I’ll still sand and PU paint it, just not now. For now, this is enough.
I’ll consider suggestions to make it look better, especially if said suggestions have Cyberpunk tendencies.