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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

As we have lost so much info due to photobucket fiasco, can people please feel free to add images and info of how they did it, 

USING THIS SITE'S IMAGE UPLOADER. (max 2 images per post, i think??)

 

This way images will be permanently here for future reference for those attempting the process themselves.

 

the more photos and thoughts the better, and all in one thread will save headaches for those searching later on

 

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Note: obviously, there will be diverse/better methods and opinions, and ALL should be made known here please so that restorers themselves can make fully informed decisions.

cheers!

 

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So lets start with examples by an obviously professional fabricator and panel beater ;), and go from there

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:49 AM

how to upload images..

 

click "more reply options"

click "choose file"

click "attach this file"

 

repeat for a second image

 

click "add reply"

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:56 AM

welded by God.

Schmick! hahaha

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

tyres hitting guards, let alone the flares issue

 

something i wish had known before mounting flares...
or
had waited till had bought tyres/tested wheel size.
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anyways, whether it was just MY flare kit, or too large tyres, OR flare kit had warped??sucked in on itself after years of being unmounted..
i wish i had done this
 
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and not saying push towards rear AND front.. enough to warp flare
..but just a cm either end. will be glad you did.
(numerous threads indicate is not just me that had issues)
 

 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:05 PM

borrowed info (of how i would choose to do if had time machine)

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"Whenever I've done them I try to cut away as much material as the flare will cover, especially at the front lower corner where the flare meets the spoiler...
 
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With the firewall, it depends how radical you want (or need) to go, most people just hammer the flange flat so the tyre may still hit but doesn't get cut.
 
I went searching back through Heath's thread for the 'proper' way to do it but a lot of his earlier photos are gone so not much help any more.  :( "

 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:23 PM

borrowed from someone else.
(if i remember rightly, was very thankful to be shown this after i had done mine. 
um....)
 
an extremely professional looking job.
only change i would note as a possibility.. is to go a cm or 2 higher, so WONT have wheel rub ever (??)
 
 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

not sure if he used a heatgun or blow torch to heat up the metal to bend so neatly, but either way... beautiful.






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