My Son is back from the south country so I have been busy lately. But I did get some time yesterday in the afternoon. Planning on going back tomorrow.
Brought the car in and test fitted all the panels again, I drilled holes in the quarter panels through both at the same time then held the fiberglass quarters in place with clecos. I think this job may have been impossible for one person without these tools. I used the copper colored clecos for the whole job so far.
I want to get the fit just right before the bonding happens when its too late for the quarters anyway.
I kinda like this look, it looks modern but at the same time it looks like a Lancer
I got nuthin against them. Some are more pretty than others. I was thinking of filling in the lower front spoiler with Carbon fiber wrap to achive this look but I'm kinda on the fence about it. My overall goal is to have something that resembles a White 22B but I know there are alot of differences with the way I'm going. But nobody I know except on here has any idea what a 22B is or what it should look like.
Most of the panels fit pretty well, there are some areas that had to be cut away here and there.
1. At the rear tail lights
2. in the door jam area on the front fenders
3. the attachment points for the front fenders (all areas)
4. front and rear top and bottoms of the side skirts.
Easy to say the front fenders were not a "bolt on" out of the box, but at least Steve built the kit to give us some extra material to play with. Plus with how out of whack the front of my car is Im sure I would have a hell of a time installing something that has no flex, Anyone used Carbon fiber panels before? do they have any give?? this fiberglass has a little but not much.
I attached the rear panels over the rear quarters and there was a perfect gap to insert some fender guards in there.
take some long pieces of aircraft interior plastic shove it between the two quarter panels in the wheel wells, take out your heat gun and this is what comes out.
After I formed both sides (4 pieces) I took off the quarters, added some two part epoxy glue and stuck them in and put the fiberglass quarter back on to let them cure overnight. Im hoping this will provide the protection I want from the road grit. I'll seal them later with more epoxy and some silicone.
The rear quarters I got to fit pretty good, The drivers side fits a little low if you look at the seam running lengthwise along the car, I dont know if its my workmanship on the fender well or the car or that kit but it didnt fit exactly right. My first priority fitting the kit was make it fit properly so its not stressed in any one place too much. I could have lined it up better but it would have been very tight at the bottom and loose at the top. The passenger side fit awesome but no matter what I did that drivers side came out looking low, I hope I can play with the door height later to even it out a little. the drivers door was sitting a little high after my last paintjob. either waqy there are going to be some imperfections with how this kit is going to look.I'm just an amature at body work and I've got limited time space and funds so I'll have to live with those imperfections. I hope the paint comes out better than it did last time and I can look at the car from 6 feet away instead of 16 lol.
BTW that epoxy resin sticks like tree sap to the bedline material. It isnt going to seperate, ever. No I dont know thew name of the plastic I used for the fender guards, I do know its abundant at my work and it comes in large thin sheets and you could use it for alot of little things.
Oh yeah I got the gas caps that Stever recommended, for a fraction of the price.
Thanks ebay. Plus one extra.