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installing body kit #48115 Sep 25, 11:38am Sep 25, 11:38am
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installing body kit
ok, i will be getting the blitz body kit, or a Invader, and i was wondering, if me and my dad could put it on ourselves. it would prolly help us bond a little. tongue anyways, is it easy to put on or should it be taken to be put on professionally. or are there any websites about putting them on? anyhelp would be grrreat!

Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48116 Sep 25, 11:42am Sep 25, 11:42am
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Well it's possible that the body kit will need modification befor it is installed...

check out these links

https://www.celicahobby.com/feature/bodykits_faq.html

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57083_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48117 Sep 25, 11:47am Sep 25, 11:47am
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Fiberglass parts are generally lighter and easier to modify if any custom work is planned. Fiberglass is also easier to repair and less difficult to paint. Fiberglass, however, is more prone to chipping from road debris, etc. and it said it has a better fitment, but i heard urethane doesnt break as much confused confused and are body kits as safe as having the original kit that came with the car?

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Ok this is what I am trying to show you... if you buy the blitz or invader odds are you will be getting a fiberglass bodykit. There's almost always shaving, bonding, etc. to be done b4 it fits perfectly. You could prolly DIY if you had all the necessary tools and you really put a lot of effort into it. I believe that anything can be done with patience thumbsup


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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48119 Sep 25, 11:51am Sep 25, 11:51am
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what are you confused about? Urethane is less prone to chipping or breaking from normal wear and tear - that is true.


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about the urethane, it said it might not fit as well.
and about the bonding/shaving is there a lot of work to do with that? do you know where to get documentation on how to do it?

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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48122 Sep 25, 12:03pm Sep 25, 12:03pm
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Originally Posted by JaSoN1
about the urethane, it said it might not fit as well.
and about the bonding/shaving is there a lot of work to do with that? do you know where to get documentation on how to do it?


I don't know which part you are referring to.. this is a direct quote:

"Urethane body kits have perfect or near-perfect fitment and, generally speaking, are more durable than fiberglass parts."

Urethane fits better than fiberglass, generally speaking.


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np, good luck on the install rice


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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48125 Sep 25, 12:19pm Sep 25, 12:19pm
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thanks alot.

Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48126 Sep 25, 12:40pm Sep 25, 12:40pm
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FYI - something that you and your dad may sit around, cussing/swearing for hours over - may just be a simple alteration that professional bodyshops commonly see

so if you get frustrated and stuck during the installation, it might be best to take a step back and think if it really was a good idea to install the kit yourself, or have a shop do it for you.

BTW - A shop will do a pre-fit, then modify the pieces to a perfect fit... then they will remove, paint and reinstall... modifying again if necessary rice



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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48127 Sep 25, 1:43pm Sep 25, 1:43pm
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Just don't force anything together be prepared to put it on ,take it off , etc. etc.


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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48128 Sep 25, 1:47pm Sep 25, 1:47pm
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On second thought if yer tryin to bond with pops I'd suggest goin fishin. I just don't see throwin tools around ,breakin stuff and cussin a good bondin experience.


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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48129 Sep 25, 2:36pm Sep 25, 2:36pm
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dude i got the blitz (urethane front), extremor sides, and veilside rear...i had the same i idea as you...me and my dad installed it took about 3 days taking our time cause we didnt want to fuck anything up...

The front blitz was as easy as taking the stock bumber off and sliding that one in to place marking the holes, drilling them and putting the screws back in.

the back was just about as easy as the front...no modification needed...and it is a replica

lastly were the side skirts...i hate side skirts...biggest bitch in the world...let me tell you me and my dad shared many cuss words...we had to cut and sand them bitches alot...but we got em to work

i would say go for it, installing it yourself

Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48130 Sep 25, 6:52pm Sep 25, 6:52pm
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Me and my pops intalled our body kit. 3 days also. One day I put the back on. next week I put the front on and...well you get the idea. We did lil shaving and bondoing to get it perfect and there are fitment issues that you figure out as you go. stuff like opening and closing the Hood 100 times to make sure the fit is perfect before you mount it. also get some tools. A heat gun, some drills and drill bits a sander for shaving and there a tool that looks like a cheese grater for shaving down edges quick.


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Re: installing body kit [Re: JaSoN1] #48131 Sep 26, 7:18pm Sep 26, 7:18pm
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thanks celicatastrophe and bakerGT for positive reinforcements. me and my dad have never really clicked and i guess he knows some stuff about cars and this will bring us together really good. thanks! grin

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