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Old 03-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #11
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Bruckpick : This is my experimental setup. Therefore, I used white duck tape . My wheel arches are a bit rusty anyway.

During the last summer I will make metal versions and attach them with
screws, so that they can be removed when needed. I actually have a trim panel that can attatch to the top of the wheel arch, and make it the same level as the rest of the bodykit. I could use this as part of the base for the screws, and the other screws could attatch to metal plates I could install just behind the bodykit to stop me having to drill into the bodykit (as it is very rare - only 60 left in the UK, the only place they were used).
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:33 AM   #12
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Duck tape!?!
I think you're all quacked up!

Anyway, that makes sense.
I could easily use screws to attach a panel to the sheet metal. Maybe a dozen screws per wheel. Of course that would reduce the resale value of my 18-year old, 288K mile car.

To avoid screw holes on the surface sheet metal I could screw a bunch of angle brackets to the inner face of the wheel arch, so the brackets' other legs are even with the body sheet metal. Then screw the skirt panels to those brackets.

Gotta find some coroplast/colorplast around here in the eastern US. Hopefully not too pricey.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:37 AM   #13
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To avoid screw holes on the surface sheet metal I could screw a bunch of angle brackets to the inner face of the wheel arch, so the brackets' other legs are even with the body sheet metal. Then screw the skirt panels to those brackets.

Gotta find some coroplast/colorplast around here in the eastern US. Hopefully not too pricey.
You can attach angle brackets by putting the screws into the existing holes that are used to attach the fender liner, thereby preserving your resale value. :-)

Coroplast should be about 2 bucks for a 2'x2' sheet, I think? That is what I paid, anyway. It seems like you could get it cheap at a sign company. Or, gather signs after election day...
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Anybody used velcro or hot glue for coroplast?
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