Fibreglass foam sandwich panel

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We are about to build a slide-on camper body onto a Landcruiser 79 tray top. We've heard that some Motorhome and truck manufacturers use a steel frame with fibreglass foam sanwich panels. Has anyone any experience with this type of construction and if so, where could they be purchased? We live in the Sydney region.
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Reply By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:28

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:28
You could try Paneltech in Penrith

The link is below:

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Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:31

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 11:31
Try the following link, for some reason the other one seems to get redirected.

www.paneltech.com.au

Regards,
Mark
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Reply By: strzelecki - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:47

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:47
I would be very interested in your progress in this project,keep us up to date with pics if you can.Have you an estimated price for the project.Good luck with it.
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Reply By: BIG G - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:30

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 16:30
I know your not in QLD, but there is a place in Yandina called Vanglass i think. They make panels 15 - 25mm thick with a gell coat outside and plain fibreglass inside. This stuff is very strong. A mate had a piece that he belted with a hammer and it didn't even mark the outer skin. Very strong stuff. I know a few off the motorhome companies around here use it. Got a price for some for an offroad caravan i was going to knock up. From memory the 15mm stuff was $350 plm. 2.4m wide by 6.5m long. G.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:09

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:09
Are you sure it will make any difference? My canopy is 3mm aluminium - I think the white finish reflects a fair bit of heat. My original plan was to insulate mine, but I haven't seen the need. Might help in hot climates I guess.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:13

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:13
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Gee mate your right on my line now , I use to cart that rotten stuff out of Penrith and Brisbane , took a 2 loads to Darwin from Penrith for supermarket cold rooms, They were in Leland St Penrith and the Qld factory was in Carole Pk Qld on Mica St
and another at Magnesium Dv Crestmead Qld called Retracom www.retracom.com.au/ and they do send orders to anywhere ,
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:04

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:04
Retracom make metal/poly/metal panels not fibre glass sandwich.
The bloke in Yandina makes sandwhich panels for Caravans and motorhomes.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:11

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:11
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Your right I see he was refering to a different product
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