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Old 02-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default EG33-T Powered Steel Widebody

This project has gone under another major change in direction, it's still a full steel widebody, but the new powerplant is a turbocharged EG33. But I've totally given up on trying to organize this thread into any kind of useful resource. I just post as it happens.

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Bodywork Completed
Engine back in
Flat black!
Weight reduction numbers

Major mod list
Custom all-steel widebody by Pro-Tune Motorsports
GD STi drivetrain, including all suspension components, hubs and brembos
Turbo EG33 SVX Engine bored out to 3.4L
Custom Wiseco pistons
Autronic SM4 standalone
17x10 5Zigen FN01R-C Hot version wheels
Custom Stance GR+ coilovers
V7 STI seats
V7 WRX steering wheel
V4 STI gauge cluster with 280km/h speedo
V6 STI Wing
Massive weight reduction (with GD drivetrain and me in the car, 2780lbs)


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Going widebody on my RS, and since it's a custom job, and because I dont want a cheap fiberglass bumper that'll crack the first time I look at it funny, I want to try to modify the stock bumpers to fit.

Anyone done any work stretching urethane? I'm hoping that I can just get it nice and hot and pull it out. It's getting repainted so that's not an issue.

it needs to come out about 2.5" on each side.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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What about carbon fiber?
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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Way too expensive to get made.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:00 PM   #4
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Way too expensive to get made.
+1 i know a guy that had a hood made for his jetta put him out a good like 2.2k.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:12 PM   #5
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Man, what was it like when you made the first cut?
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haha Im not doing the bodywork myself, it's at a shop who is kind enough to send me pictures every night
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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Ermm... success! Sort of. lol



If I can't stretch out the bottom of the bumper too... I dunno what'll happen. lol.

Looks a little silly tho
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #8
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well it doesnt look terrible...looks kinda mean with all that tire showin lol
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:49 PM   #9
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Heat the entire bumper up to a moderate temp, (>200 degrees f) and then using a decent heat gun heat up the area you want to create the bend alot more (almost 400 degrees f). You need to ensure you localize the high level of heat to only the area that you want to actually deform. The reason for heating the whole bumper up moderatly is to prevent "crazing" from happening where fine lines and ridges will develop on the surface of the bend. When you apply the force to bend the bumper be gentle initially, and then progressivley increase the load until it begins to deform, you may have to do it in a few stages and let it rest in between for a few seconds between bends. I have fixed quite a few big dents in plastic hoods and bumpers like this as well as bent bumpers for custom apps. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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I think we'll have to work out some sort of bracing to hold out the bottom corner of the bumper if we want that to work, flamebowi. But at this point, I think I'm ok with it. I'm just anxious to get this thing back on the road ready for racing season, more than what it looks like

I wont even be painting it for the first little while, haha
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