I'm starting to work on the hard plastic body for my CC01 project. I want to fill in the back of the cab since I won't be using the bed that's supposed to go with it. From my understanding, styrene is the way to go, right? I don't think I have ever seen styrene up close, so I am not sure what I am looking for. I know what Styrofoam is, so I imagine is shares similar properties. I've looked at pictures online, watched videos, and am still unsure. I went to the LHS and got the only thing they offered called styrene. It's a bit on the thick side compared to some of the Youtube videos I watched. I'm attempting to use it, but at this point, could just call what I have made a template.
Here is it on top of some bearings to show thickness.
Here's the filler piece I made. It's currently held in with friction. If I use the material I have, I am going to remake this piece to fill in the gaps where the window meets.
I'm going to have to glue the back window in place. I think that the bed that goes to this body is what should normally hold it in place, which is why the tape is on top.
I'm going to make the body mounts in a way that a rollover won't put stress on the styrene panel, but a side impact may be unavoidable. Considering that, do I go forward with the material I have, or should I get the correct styrene that everyone else uses? I remember reading that Shoe Goo is good to bond the styrene to plastic. What about filling the gaps? I have automotive bondo, and I have Tamiya putty. Which is preferred, or is there something else?
Any help on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.