One reason for being that thick is I needed to be able to hide a wire chase for a light within the roof...another reason was that here in Lebanon I couldn’t get quality ply any thinner...now I can get 12mm, but not then.
Making the handles was a big job but a lot of fun…thanks.
03-08-2009 03:39 PM
Wow, 18mm, that is heavy duty. Hurricane proof......!!!
The handles look sharp too.
03-08-2009 05:36 AM
Thanks SV Vita
The ply was 18mm and I cut fairly deep groves through it about every 5cm, in order to get the bend...then the groves were filled with poly filler before the glass.
It is heavy but tough.
I just added the hand holds to it a few days back.
03-07-2009 07:50 PM
Just out of curiosity, what was the thickness of plywood you used. I like the idea of not having any sides, reduces windage a little. Nice piece of kit.
01-17-2009 12:28 PM
We built ours from ply and fiberglass...it was a really big job and came out quite heavy.
I would probably use another core material if it was available...like foam.
I did go a bit over the top with the glass as well, but I needed to be able to stand/dance on it.
01-17-2009 11:36 AM
Hard Dodger for Hood 38
We are thinking of replacing our existing dodger with one of the hard kind. Does anybody have any experience with this? Recommendations, pictures, price points?