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    Thanks on the price and hoping I never need to but If this thing ever gets rear ended I'd like to widen the back for wider tires . Sort of ZR1ish but maybe taper it back in before the bumper cover . Again , hoping I never need to . Sometimes though I can hear the call of a C3 ........I keep trying not to listen .
    Previously HoosierL98GTA

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      A C4 is way too refined for someone like me.
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        I assumed those were all made as one piece, didn't know you could replace the fenders!
        Last edited by Russell; December 13th, 2017, 08:15 PM.
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          Just gotta know where to find the bonding strips...
          Patrick & Tammy
          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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            Just gotta know where to find the bonding strips...
            now that you know they're there - I bet you see them on every C3 from here on out.... it's flat the parts are like this -----_-------- where they glue the two panels together by bonding them to a bonding strip. They fill that upper space with bondo then sand 'flat' you can easily see that flat spot on all the fenders.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

              parts arrived



              now the line runs well from the regulator


              they're easy to assemble - or at least easier then typical braided fuel line


              I am going to either buy another fitting or get creative back here because I don't think there's enough line to make a 90 into the pump....
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                time for flares

                add heat


                and pop, off it comes


                and the new sitting in place



                time for an executive decision on where to splice this together


                chop chop


                The CIC flares don't wrap all the way under, nor does it maintain this edge - even if I fill it, I want the strength so here's what I did


                and pop, off it comes




                rough cut




                seems to be going the right direction


                I plan on filming a YouTube video of the second side when I do it, but here's the comparison to 'before'


                now you can really see how much extra flare there is




                and the back, again



                a picture of how much of the back is bonded


                I think I want the flares bonded in place before I finish the fuel system, which isn't a huge deal because it's really not going to be driveable for a bit longer

                DanStokes, silver_bullet and 65RHDEER like this.
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                  Very cool.
                  Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                  74 Nova Project
                  66 Mustang GT Project

                  92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                  79 Chevy Truck Project

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                    does anyone know of a cold-temp epoxy that can bond fiberglass panels?
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      Check 3M 8219 adhesive (iirc)
                      Patrick & Tammy
                      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                        Check 3M 8219 adhesive (iirc)
                        73 degrees - and given their lack of a temperature range, I'm thinking that if I even asked they'd laugh at me.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                          Time to build a hothouse in the garage with portable heaters....Sorry I didn't help...
                          Patrick & Tammy
                          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                            no worries, I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" but it's worth exploring alternatives. My plan is to use the West system (boat stuff) - and they say that you 'can' do at lower then 70 degree temps, but while the words say "well, you can" the rest of the fine print screams "what are you, stupid?!!!!"
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                              Looks good! needs more tire! are you itchy yet?
                              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                                Nope, baby powder is the snizzle.... plus I get all soft and silky
                                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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