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How to make your own kit?

02-12-2002, 02:13 PM
Is it even possible to make your own body kit? I'm having an idea for a wing but I don't know how to start (if it's even possible). Any suggestions?

02-12-2002, 02:14 PM
Exept for, just buy one:D

02-12-2002, 02:19 PM
this guy made his own kit....:rolleyes:

02-12-2002, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by slociv
this guy made his own kit....:rolleyes:

Not what I was planning to do. I need to know what material to use to make the mold, what material is best for the wing, stuff like that.

02-12-2002, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Goosse

Not what I was planning to do. I need to know what material to use to make the mold, what material is best for the wing, stuff like that.

If you're really wanting to try this then you'll probably want to use fiberglass.

02-12-2002, 02:33 PM
anyone got any links or so?

02-12-2002, 03:25 PM
Learn to work w/ fiberglass. Once, you know how to deal with that then you can move on to composites (carbon fiber/kevlar/etc.). It almost the same thing.

Do a search on There's tons of fiberglass stuff/places... has videos on fiberglass work but, in car audio/interior applications but, the techniques still apply...

Urethane is another choice of material but, is totally different. You inject the material into a mold. You need machines for this... I think.

02-12-2002, 03:28 PM

02-12-2002, 03:34 PM
Yeah my mom's friend (who's extremely rich and has his own private shop) made his own ground effects for some old mustang of his. Doesn't sound like it'd be too fun though.

02-12-2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by slociv
this guy made his own kit....:rolleyes:

That's the uglisest thing ive ever seen. What was he trying to get at? :confused: :rolleyes:

02-12-2002, 03:40 PM
hey dont knock on my bodykit bish! :mad:

02-12-2002, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Goosse

02-12-2002, 04:28 PM
Get a big piece sheet of styrofoam sand it down using 80 grit sand paper to the mold you would like. Cover it with compund glue and aluminum foil, then cover it with fiberglass resin. That's all i remember, i'll post the site where i got the information from as soon as i find it again. The end product came out freaking awesome.

02-12-2002, 04:45 PM
Custom Body Kit (
Here is the site.

And here is the kit;
If the pics don't work they have some on the site above

02-12-2002, 08:13 PM
I 'd like to mention... Don't let that resin touch the styrofoam! It will burn a hole right through it. And, do use gloves. ;)

02-13-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by bluecoma
[B]Custom Body Kit (
Here is the site.

Thanks for the link. This was what I was looking for. Since I worked a lot with styrofoam before I could give it a try. I was also considering using Balsa would as the center and cover this with the fiberglass resin. Would this also work?

01-15-2004, 12:22 AM
I feel bad bumping such an old post, but this is one of the only sites I've found on the net that mentions any techniques on making custom body kits.

I want to make my own custom body kit, but I've run into some problems. First of all, I'm debating what material I should try to make it out of. My first choice was fibreglass, but I'm afraid now that it might be too brittle. My second choice was then Ployurethane. I thought that if I could carve a model from polystyrene, I could then create a mold from that, and then cast a polyurethane finished product. This all seemed well and good, but I thought of a new problem. If I were to design a skirt for the left side of my car, how could I mirror it to have an identical skirt on the right side of the car? Also, how could I mirror the left half of my bumper's design to be symmetrical with the right side of it? A haphazard array of molding and inverting molds, and then molding again and again would hopefully end up with such desired products, but the chances of such things succeeding are quite slim.

So I figure there must be some better way to design and produce a body kit. Other people obviously do, but I cannot for the life of me think of any viable process to produce mirrored symmetrical products. I was thinking of perhaps using a Rapid-Prototyping Machine... but then I'd need to get the right dimensions on the computer to create a finished design, and I don't have the money to spend on blind trial-and-error for that.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

01-15-2004, 01:12 AM
hey atleast your using the search feature...good job.

1st. fiberglass is not all. 7 layers, and you could easily use it to prop up a car.

head over to ebay.

then to a local marina or something for resin and hardener.

01-23-2004, 08:05 PM
that sounds really cool i to a little read at the web site that was posted and i am interested in tring it out but im still having a hard time in undertanding what they mean by putting it and the wet sand papper part and how do you atacht it to the bummper ....can some one plz help me out here....thanks

01-23-2004, 11:07 PM
go to or and go to the fabrication section of both. there are a few threads floating around in there. currently i'm working on custom front and rear lips for my 97 civic.

10-31-2005, 04:02 PM
you can try cutting your kit in half and welding an extension then covering it in fiber glass like here...
it works and is the easiest way.

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