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#1 mark240z

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:51 AM

Hi I'm currently in the process Of fitting my flares, I've cut out the front arches and fitted the flare but I'm unsure if I need to reinforce the front wing to take the flex out where I've taken the lip off or will it be ok ?

#2 cgsheen

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:40 PM

(Oh, "wing" = "fender".  At first I was scratching my head about "reinforcing the front wing"...  I got the "boot", "bonnet", "propeller shaft" and etc. when I had the Midget and TR6 in my younger years, but never knew "wing" until later in life.  Sorry - that popped into my head when I finally saw your location.  Many of us Yankees won't equate wing with fender...)


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

I am pretty sure adding the flare adds rigidity back into it. I haven't seen anyone add anything under the fronts. 



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:59 AM

I ended up folding over a 1/4" to add stiffness and lose sharp edge
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:30 PM

^There you go, the 3 or 4 guides I have seen and the dozen or so cars I have seen don't seem to bother with them. I have always wondered about the edge left over, that is a pretty elegant solution.



#6 88dangerdan

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:52 PM

Thanx^^

#7 mark240z

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 11:23 PM

Hi thanks for all your input I think I'll leave the edge as it is when it's cut

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:52 PM

I ended up folding over a 1/4" to add stiffness and lose sharp edge
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What did you use to fold the lip like that?


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:29 AM

I just used a small pair of channel-locks. Didn't try and get it all in one bend,made a couple of passes. Then used a finishing hammer and a wood block to flatten out.




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