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Old 02-18-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Smooth Rear Hatch

Alright so iv been searching for a past thread for a while now and cant find it.

But there is a filler for the rear hatch that you put in where the license plate is at and you can smooth out the whole rear hatch. Anyone have any pics or photoshops? I still cant decide where i could put the license plate at after? any ideas?

Or even better a website where to get one!?! hahah


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Old 02-18-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Like that? I havn't found any for sale in the states. Havn't looked much either tho, I just came across the ebay.co.uk listing a while back when I was getting some other parts.
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That might be it... i think i saw one though that you just insert into the license plate part and bondo the edges and whatnot so it looks clean.

I know there was one thread on it that i read that the guy had pics of. It looked pretty sharp. And i am doing it because of damage that is done to my rear hatch.
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Well I wouldn't trust just Bondo-ing something to the car. After I looked at that listing, that part is made of fiberglass, it may look good for a year or two, but if you want something that will look good and last, you'll want to get a metal filler plate and have it welded in.

Problem with having fiberglass, Bondo, and metal all in one area and connected is this, in the summer all those different materials are going to expand at different rates, and in the winter, they will all shrink and different rates. So they first year, it might look good but after any more than a year, between the bumps and jolts from driving the car, as well as the temperature changes I can guarantee you'll get cracking.


Might want to find a few good body shops in your area that does custom work and talk to them about it.
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you would be better off getting a piece of sheet metal and making a stencil of the piece you want to delete and welding around the outer edge, grind the welds down then bondo, i had a pic of one that was deleted. I have done a few mini trucks and a couple of my buddies cars like this.

welding the piece in will more or less make it more durable, bondo will crack after time and the more you have the easier it wll be. welding first will help reduce the amount you will have to use
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how hard is it to do this?
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pretty extensive body work is involved. but hey if it were easy everyone would do it.
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to me its pretty easy but i wouldnt say its something someone who has never done body work should do....i didnt do the pic i posted just one i found on the site.....im shaving the body lines on my supra right now.....i did my buddies nissan pickup, mercedes 190e and a couple s10s
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there was a thread of a guy donig one last year.

this is not minor body work at all. but it can be done with a lot of pataince. i would suggest getting a extra hatch to do the work to. the hard part about body work is it can look really good but once you put gloss paint on, it shows everything.
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That looks so horrible. I figured it would look pretty good but it's so big and bland. Maybe it would look ok with a wild paint job...It reminds me of a really hot chick with a tremendously huge lumpy butt.
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