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custom body kit work? #334547 Nov 24, 11:03am Nov 24, 11:03am
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custom body kit work?
ok, so some of you have probably already read about the body kit i got that doesn't fit at all. well now i decided i should just see if i cant do it myself (unless of course someone else wants to buy it and do the same). Only probably is i dont know what i need to do and what materials i would need. I fully understand that this may take a considerable amount of time and money but thats ok. any suggestions or advice would be great!


FYI - the kit has gaps at the bottom of the headlgihts, not enough gap at the Hood, and doesn't wrap around enough to meet the edges of the front fenders. and thats just the front bumper...

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334548 Nov 24, 12:22pm Nov 24, 12:22pm
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sounds like a job for the professionals to me... by the way, what kit is it?


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #334549 Nov 24, 12:28pm Nov 24, 12:28pm
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i have gone this rt before on my cavalier and it is not worth your time find a way to get rid of it or you will be sorry


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: celicadragon] #334550 Nov 24, 12:29pm Nov 24, 12:29pm
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^^^^ must be a really bad replica

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: AZZKIKR] #334551 Nov 24, 6:57pm Nov 24, 6:57pm
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its VS style kit. doesn't look like it would take too much work really. but i agree... getting rid of it would be much easier and i definately open to selling it to anyone who wants it.


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334552 Nov 24, 10:27pm Nov 24, 10:27pm
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Where did you get the kit from?

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: CelicaCrazy] #334553 Nov 24, 11:37pm Nov 24, 11:37pm
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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334554 Nov 25, 8:41am Nov 25, 8:41am
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so does anyone know what i would need? the fiberglass resin and hardner? lots of rags/towels?


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334555 Nov 25, 10:38am Nov 25, 10:38am
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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: eric_h] #334556 Nov 25, 7:45pm Nov 25, 7:45pm
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umm you'll need...

- fiber class cloth not mat
- Bondo bodyfiller
- fiberglass resin
- tons of sand paper (walmart sells a good variety pack)
- popcicle sticks(for mixing)
- vinyl gloves
- face mask(the best one)*recommended*
- dremel "optional"
- creativity and lots of patience

This is what I think you'll need, I may come up w/ something later, but if you do buy this stuff just think to yourself how you can apply the bodyfiller/fiberglass on. The key is creativity. FIberglass and this stuff is very versitle on the way you can use and apply it. practice on something small(not on your car) Its not as hard as people say. just do some research in the forums. my 1st project was my center console. It took a lot of sandiing

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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334557 Nov 25, 8:14pm Nov 25, 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by JesterDallas
getting rid of it would be much easier and i definately open to selling it to anyone who wants it.

ha, do you really think someone is going to pick up??? rofl

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: ragingpaseo] #334558 Nov 25, 8:57pm Nov 25, 8:57pm
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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: Satoshi] #334559 Nov 29, 9:15am Nov 29, 9:15am
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thanx guys, i think i'm gonna try a practice piece then give it a try on my Christmas vacation. any suggestions for a practice piece?

and where should i be able to find this stuff? AutoZone? HomeDepot? Wal-Mart?


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334560 Nov 29, 2:38pm Nov 29, 2:38pm
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also.. what would i use to fill in the gaps or what woul di use as a base for the fiberglass? would i just sand the parts without enough gap?


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334561 Dec 9, 10:00am Dec 9, 10:00am
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Originally Posted by JesterDallas
also.. what would i use to fill in the gaps or what woul di use as a base for the fiberglass? would i just sand the parts without enough gap?


is that what i would use the bondo for? it wouldn't be too heavy?

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334562 Dec 9, 6:24pm Dec 9, 6:24pm
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How about styrofoam? A big chunk you could work with. Like the blue insulation foam board stuff. Just an idea.

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: robare99] #334563 Dec 14, 9:30am Dec 14, 9:30am
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Originally Posted by robare99

How about styrofoam? A big chunk you could work with. Like the blue insulation foam board stuff. Just an idea.


interesting idea...

Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JesterDallas] #334564 Dec 15, 2:10am Dec 15, 2:10am
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just get rid of it, I bought a knock-off and it if like shit but after 2k in body work it fits better then the real thing.

you figure fir the real thing installed, and painted your looking at about 1500 and to have the fake fit your looking at at least 1500 just to get it to fit. its not worth it in the long run


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Re: custom body kit work? [Re: JBing] #334565 Dec 15, 8:54am Dec 15, 8:54am
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Originally Posted by JBing
just get rid of it, I bought a knock-off and it if like shit but after 2k in body work it fits better then the real thing.

you figure fir the real thing installed, and painted your looking at about 1500 and to have the fake fit your looking at at least 1500 just to get it to fit. its not worth it in the long run


even if i did it myself? i know the body shop would charge me crazy cash... but thats mostly labor right?

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