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Old 08-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #81
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I painted my car in the same hangar last year. I was happy the way it turned out but its only my second attempt at a DIY paint job and there were problems. I basically wanted to get the car on the road in a way that it didnt look like a complete POS. The rear quarters were starting to rust to a point where there was as much RUST around the fender wells as steel. I counldnt get it all out and as one poster on my thread pointed out it would come back under the paint. And he was right.

The driver side was worse than the passenger side. the rsut coming back from under the paint. There were bubbles forming under as well but they are hard to see in these pics.


Either way this is what I wanted to do last summer but didnt have the time for. It was a big project but I think the widebody kit will be much bigger

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #82
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there was a gap in the bumper/fender line that I couldnt repair. Frame damage thanks to the previous owner.

You can see some of the lines dont match up perfectly up front either damage from the same airborne adventure. I dont know if I'll be able to reapir this damage since its way beyond my experience and tools. but i think it gives the car a bit of character. Battle scars.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:57 PM   #83
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took off the rear bumber cover so I could rough trace the line of the new fenders. they are gonna be HUGE.


At least the point of no return is very early in the job, no choice to turn back after hacking up the quarter panels.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #84
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a comparison of the RS body with the WRC body, Shes gonna have a nice fat ass.



Too late now, I'm seeing this through to the end. Good thing I have the sweetest/slackest job besides Playboy photographer. lots of free time and space to do a project like this

I found metal with no rust wow.

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #85
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awesome! i remember seeing this thread when you first posted it. cool to see it's going widebody.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #86
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very nice progress!
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:16 AM   #87
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This is what I wanted to do last year but with a brand new son it was hard to find the time, and the funds. This year I'm taking my time and not worrying about getting it on the road asap.



Got the other side cut out and sanded down to bare metal. the arches are gonna be massive. I had a difficult time deciding how to replace the stiffness that was lost by cutting out the wheel wells.





I though about fitting a single peice of new steel to fill the gap but after thinking about how impossible it would be to find a perfect fit I decided to cut the steel into 1" wide strips and fill the gaps piece by piece. it took a long time but the new wheel wells started to take shape.


For eace piece I drilled a hole in the inner fender and used a cleco to hold it in place then fit and bent the next one, it was a pretty long process but it was pretty simple to do. You just have to make sure the fingers fit good. Thankfully My hanger has a huge sheet metal bender and a shelf full of celcos
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #88
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learning how to mig weld.
Bascially all I could figure out was spot welding over and over again, even with it on the lowest setting I kept blowing through every time I tried to run a bead.


Did the outside edge first then removed most of the clecos and welded the inner fender to the new fingers. The result came out pretty strong. Not as strong as the factory fenders I'm sure but I dont think any of these will be breaking or flexing.



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Old 08-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #89
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Good progress man! car is going to be sweet!

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:16 PM   #90
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Wow, nice thread man! Sub'd for sure!
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