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Old 05-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #371
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That's definitely different. Before i got my carbon fiber rear hatch I shaved my rear plate and didn't use hardly any bondo
did you cut a piece of sheet metal and tack it on there smooth(ly)?
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I cut a piece of steel for the entire license plate area. Then I took a steel pipe and cut it into sections. I welded the steel pipe pieces inside the license area for support behind and to help curve it. Then I started at one end tack welding the metal sheet a little at a time. After I finished I cut a rectangle out and welded in a 1" deep license plate box. Looked good and bondo not necessary.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #373
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I cut a piece of steel for the entire license plate area. Then I took a steel pipe and cut it into sections. I welded the steel pipe pieces inside the license area for support behind and to help curve it. Then I started at one end tack welding the metal sheet a little at a time. After I finished I cut a rectangle out and welded in a 1" deep license plate box. Looked good and bondo not necessary.
oh nice! pics or nah? that's a good idea with the tubing sections behind it. now i need to figure out how to wire the license plate lights down to the bumper.. lol. or i don't know if i should put my plate in the rear window or in the bumper.
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I drilled 2 holes in the top of the license dish and used waterproof led lights. I'll see if i can find some pictures on the computer after work.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #375
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is this your car? this is the one i mentioned about 2 gallons of bondo, lol!! crazy that you posted right in the thread i was talking about.
good lord..what da fuq was this guy thinking? haha. the guy that posted that pm'd me and i told him to talk to you since you were in WI.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #376
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I drilled 2 holes in the top of the license dish and used waterproof led lights. I'll see if i can find some pictures on the computer after work.
yeah i'd like to see it.

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good lord..what da fuq was this guy thinking? haha. the guy that posted that pm'd me and i told him to talk to you since you were in WI.
i pm'ed him a while ago and he didn't answer yet.. lol
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I have a couple in my phone but not good close ups of the finished product.





I painted it egg yolk yellow for a guy in Tennessee that bought it and I don't have his #. I sold it on craigslist so I wouldn't have to ship it. Also on eBay UK they have fiberglass hatch covers but you don't end up with any support under it...



Sorry for the crappy pics ill try and hunt some up after work.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #378
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hey brian i have one more request for you. can you shave the side trim on the last shaved hatch pic? maybe a bigger exhaust tip too. lol. then that's it!
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I have a couple in my phone but not good close ups of the finished product.

I painted it egg yolk yellow for a guy in Tennessee that bought it and I don't have his #. I sold it on craigslist so I wouldn't have to ship it. Also on eBay UK they have fiberglass hatch covers but you don't end up with any support under it...


Sorry for the crappy pics ill try and hunt some up after work.
they are still some good pics man. it looks somewhat easy if you know what you're doing. how long did it take to cut the piece and bar pieces, before cutting the license plate hole?
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A few minutes. I just made a template out of posterboard and measured how high the pipe pieces needed to be
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