FAST Fabrication decided to build a fiberglass console for the race truck. This is not the first fiberglass thing we have built on the truck (we did the scoops, upper visor and lower visor and valence); however this was the first time we used the wire mesh purely for skeleton shape purpose. I will tell you how we went about getting to the point we are now, and will continue to post updates until the final product is ready for paint. Step 1: We built the main structure out of thin wall tubing, and put a compound bend so it could go in between the seats and down to the back seat bar. The 3 major components going in the console were mounted to this framework: shifter, intercom, and master shutoff. Everything was put in place so either the console would lay flush with the top of the components or lay over the components edges to hold it in place. Step 2: Once we had the tube structure completely welded with all the components going into the console we built a structure to lay the fiberglass on. We used ¼” wire mesh and ½” mdf to build our framework for which the console would be built on. Step 3: We needed to come up with a way to lay the fiberglass, but be able to separate it from the wire framework once it was complete. We tested a hefty 1.1mil black trash bag with a puddle of mixed resin to make sure it did not burn through the plastic and would separate after it cured. Step 4: Next we cut the trash bags up and used cellophane packing tape to get a nice tight fit and laid plastic over the flooring of the cab. Step 5: Time to start building a fiberglass console, first we cut the cloth and mat to shape of the console with 1” overlap at joints. We laid our first layer using cloth and then let it cure for an hour. Step 6: We laid our second layer using mat in sections, with the same overlap as above and used any extra mixed resin to buildup areas already completed. Applied the extra resin so when we sand it to smooth out the shape, we don’t sand into the glass. We had originally planned to do a 3rd layer of mat, but the 2 layers (cloth & mat) are rigid enough for our fiberglass console that is basically just a cover. Step 7: After two hours of cure time, we removed the trash bag with the console connected from the wire mesh framework. As you see in the pictures above, those yellow and light color areas were spots were the fiberglass was already separating from the plastic not air pockets. Once we had it out of the truck we simply pulled the plastic away from the fiberglass shell. We then trimmed excess with scissors and next we will do the final shape trim with a cut-off wheel. Some dna was left in the console The skeleton framework after console removed Couldn’t wait till after final trimming to check it out Future steps to come: we will be sanding and shaping the glass to our liking. Once the console is the shape and size we want, we will cut the whole for the components and mount it. Then paint will follow after that. If you built a mold, basically the reverse of doing a frame, you could build the smoothness into your mold so you skip the whole step of sanding and shaping. Normally in a mold the first thing you would spray down after your mold release would be gel coat, we however will not be doing gel coat on this con sole, just primer and paint.