How strong is fiberglass?

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    I'm working on a frame to hold my woofer boxes, amps, caps, and PC. I realize that I need bracing underneath where the amps and boxes are going to be mounted, but I have a very small PC for the car (7"x12"x4") the weighs about 8lbs. the way I want to have it mounted is be like a dresser drawer, only you pull it up from the top, and it would sit on a fiberglass lip. do you think that the fiberglass lip will hold 8lbs over a 7"x4" area? this needs needs to be removable for maintenance and networking purposes, and a drawer style system was the simplest one I could come up with.


    the way I have my "frame" set up is, some MDF under where the woofer boxes and amps are going to be mounted, and the rest is just a very open frame of 1"x1" wooden sticks with nylon stretched out over the entire area. My plan is to fiberglass over everything, making a solid (though probably heavy as fuck) shell that I can then mount into place as a single unit. I'm going to build up the 'glass to 1/4" all over, but my primary concern is that where I want the computer "drawer" mounted is in the middle of what will essentially be a 18"x15" sheet of fiberglass.

    I have not yet begun to apply resin to the frame yet, so if there are any major flaws with my design/idea, there's still plenty of room to make major changes
     
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    fiberglass is strong. don't worry.
     
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    cool. I'm making some minor changes to the frame because I don't trust the 'glass still, but i should begin the actual glassing saturday afternoon.
     

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