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#26 Shiney005

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:58 AM

EDIT: Actually, looks like everyone is screwed...

Now that's a shame. I don't know what their Torana kits were like, but I bought a Pro Stock, and later a Hornet bonnet scoop from them years ago and they were pretty good quality. 

Once again, give 'em a ring as you never know what they might have laying around.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

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my front flares we have re fibreglassed the cracked parts [they cracked cause the profiles were wrong]



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:49 AM

Shelly put me on to these guys "Queensland Custom Fibre" the owner Grem gets a lot of good reviews on social media as he says he has spent a lot of time fixing up the moulds so they fit better as most are crap.

I have sent an email so will see how it goes.

 

Did the originals curl around like this at the bottom??

 

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Edited by CI 0308, 27 July 2017 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

That's what I was talking about earlier, I think the original shape did curl in toward the wheel at the bottom like that but over the years they've been opened out to allow more tyre clearance? Buggered if I know how that green machine pictured above even turns corners?

 

While we're on the subject, may as well throw up some pictures of nice transitions to the front spoiler I've seen over the years...

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

That's what I was talking about earlier, I think the original shape did curl in toward the wheel at the bottom like that but over the years they've been opened out to allow more tyre clearance? Buggered if I know how that green machine pictured above even turns corners?

That Absynth job is nice but I bet a bugger to remove, plus it is the SS style spoiler not the A9X.

 

Yes Bigfella, they just wouldnt work on mine as Id never be able to turn with 10x14 hotwires on the front.

 

I might have to look for a set that is half decent in quality then massage the front to allow clearance. Probably end up back with what I have now. 


Edited by CI 0308, 27 July 2017 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:45 PM

man that yellow one ^^ is smick 



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

That Absynth job is nice but I bet a bugger to remove, plus it is the SS style spoiler not the A9X.

 

It wouldn't really be any different at the sides with an A9X front spoiler, and if the spoiler still splits in the middle I don't think it would be that much harder to R&R either?

 

Where it would make a big difference is if you make a habit of smashing your front spoiler on curbs and the like, having them molded together makes it hard to replace one and not the other.

 

But in real life, how often do you remove your flares or change your spoiler, versus how much cleaner it looks the rest of the time?

 

EDIT: It's not too late Shelly!


Edited by Bigfella237, 27 July 2017 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

After a bit of Photoshoping this is the end shape I think I will need due to the wide front wheels

 

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Edited by CI 0308, 28 July 2017 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:38 PM

I've also seen some cut 'n shut the flares to make the opening longer, which may be easier than completely re-shaping the front and back of them...

 

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Credit to whoever owns this, and my apologies for not remembering who you are.

 

EDIT: Actually that would be the opposite of cut 'n shut... maybe cut 'n open?


Edited by Bigfella237, 27 July 2017 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:42 AM

There is another mob called The Spoiler Shop in Myaree Brett. The claim they have "The best quality Torana flares available".

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I can't really see how people have trouble with getting it right. Once the front spoiler is in the right place and level, it is just a matter of getting the back of the flare level with the bottom of the guard. 

 

These aren't perfect, but like I said above, they were just one of 263 sets fitted at Pattersons by whichever lacky was walking past at the time. (Front spoiler is GS Motorbodies. I still have the original but it has hit a lot of kerbs over the years.)

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

A couple more new near new ones. I have about 1200 pics of Toranas and this is all I can come up with for a side on shot.

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:37 PM

The bottom pic has very strange door alignment! Look at previous pics to compare. Skirts painted black makes me think mockup L34



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

That was the test mule GMH built out of an SLR/5000. Probably the only set of flares fitted at the factory.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

Will check out the Spoiler Shop Laurie and report back



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

Wow, cool pic to have!



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

A couple more new near new ones. I have about 1200 pics of Toranas and this is all I can come up with for a side on shot.

 

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 They dont have that radical turn in at the bottom of the front of the flare like some seem to have. Due to running wide wheels on the front and being able to turn the steering without fouling the flare.


Edited by CI 0308, 31 July 2017 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:10 PM

Think I have finally found a flare I like the look of. A few people have mentioned these guys from Queensland. Repliglass

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

Think I have finally found a flare I like the look of. A few people have mentioned these guys from Queensland. Repliglass
 
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Yum that orange lx 5000 looks really nice ! Love the look of it.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

the TFF0012 do actually have a decent fit on the front guards....a little thin in places



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

I've ordered a set, Will keep you posted on the result.






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