I think that's what I'm going to do for the hatch actually.
For the hood, The mold didn't turn out as well as I would like. I'm still learing how to glass. The PVA decided to eat the paint off the the factory hood, so now I'm not so concerend about being careful.
So now I have a halfass female mold that I will try to just use as the hood itself. I'm going to gelcoat the top of this one, then spray pva, then lay mylar sheet to see how smooth it gets. I don't plan on it being great, but good practice I suppose. Man, the baltek soaks up resin like a sponge. I'll put up some pictures later. It is the shape and contour of a stock hood, just has glass weave texture on the top.
Next I will be laying the hood up with contoured wood blocks around it to build a deeper mold, then laying glass/glass/baltek/glass to make an exact copy. I'm going to build the mold strong, and brace it so I can make more if required. If that turns out good, I'll trim the first hood up to use on the rabbit ministock and use the nicer hood. Then I'll use the same technique for the hatch.
If you can offer any insight since you work in the industry, it would be appreciated. I'm kind of winging it right now.
The halfass mold/hood did come out ok, and I think some gelcoat/mylar on top will smooth it out pretty good. It weighs 5 lbs. Pretty strong, but flexible so will probably brace the underside with some 1"x1/8" aluminum strips and glass them on the bottom. Right now it's about the consistency of 3/16" lexan. Holds it's shape, but if you press in the center, it bows. Doesn't make any cracking noise, even if I bend it pretty hard.
Modified by MkIIRoc at 8:17 AM 6-1-2009