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Old 08-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #71
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I found this thread on google.
Though I'd join up and have a comment :)

Looking good at the moment, can't you just buy a pair of fiberglass front wings?
No one in The States makes them and RS parts pretty much dried up over here.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #72
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That's crazy, we have plenty of mk1 RS's here.

I'm sure you could import some across the water.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #73
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No one in The States makes them and RS parts pretty much dried up over here.
this is the truth. Fiberglass versions are available in the UK, but they are $800+ and that doesn't include shipping (add another $600+)

Going this route I'll have the MOLDS to make as many sets as I want. I figure with the demand that exists for RS conversion parts I should at least be able to break even on my investment of purchasing the molds by eventually offering Group-Buys
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #74
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That's crazy, we have plenty of mk1 RS's here.

I'm sure you could import some across the water.
We never got the RS so we never had the parts (damn you Ford!!!)
Capaldi racing was the last place I knew of where we could get them but they stopped carrying the parts about a year ago. They used to have all of what you would need to do the conversion other than motor, transmission, and a couple smaller, somewhat easy to get parts.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #75
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FR was able to order them if requested, but that was ages ago!
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #76
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WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!?!?



lol

got the driver side rear quarter panel mocked up thanks to Luke (pirite)

lots 'o cuttin'







trimming the excess from the fiberglass panels



I ground the edge of the flair down as far as possible to have the same effect of "rolled" fenders of a metal flair



Then after numerous test-fits and trimming until it sat just right, I beveled the flange so that once I bod the flair to the body of the car from behind it, the top surface of the fiberglass will be flush with the top surface of the existing metal (will make for easy body-filler work)





(lots of dust flying in those two pics)

mocked up with screws for now:







look how much more wheel I'll be able to run....



That's all for tonight....I'm going to try to get the other side to the same point over the weekend....
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #77
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #78
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looks really good,glad to see things are working out for you
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I think I'd be wearing a respirator, or at least a gauze mask, grinding fglass. Nice to have talented friends who are willing to pitch in.
Great build thread, keep 'em coming!
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I think I'd be wearing a respirator, or at least a gauze mask, grinding fglass. Nice to have talented friends who are willing to pitch in.
Great build thread, keep 'em coming!
I usually do, but I wasn't really thinking....just excited to get it on haha. I wouldn't call luke talented really lol (no offense to him), but I prefer to have a second set of hands cause it's hard to hold something in place and run screws in by myself.....he and my friend Nick that I've mentioned both enjoy hanging around because they want to learn this type of stuff.
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