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Old 08-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #81
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Oh yeah, I could use some suggestions for euro plate ideas....

so far only ideas I have are "HandBuilt" or "5T1LL FWD" (Still FWD)

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #82
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Definitely go with the handbuilt, its more unique. And at this rate, even if its unpainted you can have this driveable by the meet in Syracuse ;).

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #83
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I've ordered my euro plate and german reg decals:

went with "hand made"



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Old 08-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #84
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That looks REALLY good! Well done!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #85
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put another coat of body filler on the front driver fender



Then removed the rub strip from the hatch to attack the rust spots:





Then I made sure to document the process of how to cut the quarterpanels to isntall the fiberglass RS replica parts....

Start out by measuring in a few spots and marking 2" off the edge of the door jam, then eye-ball the same curve like so:



then, your cut line is going to be only about a 1/16" above the recessed area where the rub strip is. measure along that line 16" from the door jam as a rough starting point like so:





then from here your cut line is going to gradually make its way up to the current flair's body line, and continue similar to the rub strip area, just a 1/16" or less above the current indent



then your going to cut about 1/16" or less along the actual fender-well so that the whole panel comes off, included the flange with the spotwelds



Next, cut along the bottom of the rocker, just after it rolls underneath. Then remove the huge chunk you just cut out:





at this point, you will want to bevel the fiberglass panel like I did in the previous post where I did the other side's QP and do a series of test fits, adjusting the cut until you end up with perfect fitment.....then use a file to de-burr the inside edge so nothing can interfere when you bond the fiberglass flair to the metal



(I'll pick up from here tomorrow)
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #86
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Awesome progress!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #87
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Will you be rust proofing the whole section before putting the new arch on?

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Outstanding work, Maing!

Looking forward to seeing the finished car, and, more importantly, the finished molds..
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #89
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Well, my weekend went like crap because I agreed to help out a co-worker and do her front wheel bearings on her 2008 escape.....and I ended up recieving a deffective motorcraft bearing from RockAuto and had to re-do the entire job all over again....11hrs total on my saturday :/

Anyways, Sunday morning after I cut my lawn and trimmed my shrubs I found a little time to block-sand out the driver fender and check it out with some primer.....still needs a little more work but it's coming along nicely.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #90
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some stuff I ordered came in....

Euro plate w/mount and reg stickers





The panel bond I ordered came in, but the size when ordering online was VERY decieving. I was originally only going to order one package, but there was a $50 minimum order so I ordered two plus the dispenser you see attached to the product. I'm REALLY hoping one package will be enough for one side so I don't have to go and order more :-/



besides that, nothing to report LOL
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