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Re: Hear I go again. Alum rear bumper


Pivvay
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 232764 posted 07/02/05 10:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ah yes the foam. Maybe I could drop a few more pounds if I get rid of it.

50 pounds metal
7 pounds foam
18 pounds ureathane/plastic bumper cover

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 232890 posted 07/03/05 05:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
autobahntom just offered me some mudflaps but would take some work so I come up with a solution for the problem of gettting dirt and debris in the space that is left from cutting off the lip. I'm going to run a strip of wide masjking tape down the edge of the body next to the wheel well then reinstall everything and fill the crack with 3M windsheild urethane. After it cures I can slice it with a razor and call the project complete.

As for the red marker lights they won't fit anymore so I'm taking some of the scraps from the cover I had left over and cutting out some rectangles to fill the holes with and maybe find some small red led markers or just install the covers and not the lights. If you do the project you'll understand because the lights now have no place to resess into. When everything is finallized I'll post somemore pictures.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 232937 posted 07/03/05 10:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Curtis,
Were Tom's mudflaps OEM ones? PM me before you do anything.

Paul.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371848 posted 08/18/06 07:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well sorry for pulling up old history but there's new members now and people are talking about sending there car to see Jenny Craig so here's the after effects of a year.....Zero problems, installed cheap little leds in the lights. I've been lazy and haven't filled in around where I cut around the wheels probably 5 pounds of dirt in there. I'm doing the same for our Hong Kong connection, so I'll paint, patch panel the dents in the corners and seal with urethane later this month. Thats it.
Pictures.. enjoy

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371850 posted 08/18/06 07:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pics of the gap from cutting between bumper and chassis please!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371851 posted 08/18/06 07:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess your wanting the photos of the wheel well ????? To see the gap if so I'll post some tomorrow.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371852 posted 08/18/06 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, how did I miss this thread, lol...

Damn nice work and thanks for sharing. I had similar ideas of pulling the USDM bumper inward and glad to see it can be done and look good

*adds another thing to the list, ha ha*

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371854 posted 08/18/06 07:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That looks really wierd. Not sure if I like it.

Very very clean and well executed though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371866 posted 08/18/06 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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PS zoom in on my tag everyone.








Did anyone zoom in @ the tag

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371867 posted 08/18/06 08:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371870 posted 08/18/06 08:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Calling out Blacksheep

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371871 posted 08/18/06 08:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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How did you do those headlights?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371889 posted 08/18/06 10:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man I build stuff. I look at stuff and think and think until my mind starts to explode then stuff like this happens. I try to make things as clean as possible and am totally anal during the process. My biggest thing when done if it looks out of place or not professional it goes away. Nothing better to be modified and people not know.


Just like the signal lights which are now headlights. I was out in the shop one day and had one of the lens and started looking and then a few weeks later I stayed over at school and milled out the edge pieces and went back over and sanded and run a file for about and hour and they fit. I did a wrire up about these a few years ago and also built Paul's and Hill's headlights and Paul's JDM fogs. Which I like better than any I've done.
There's other weird stuff on the car that no one has never noticed from all the pictures I've posted. I have an extra VR4 windshild wiper spoiler on the passenger side. Junkyard score. The wing on the decklid has been shifted back about and inch or so. And have a wind deflector under the nose. I was mowing at the airport one day and it was laying next to the road. Didn't have any clue what it cam off of but it was install the first day I had it. Keeps me from draging on curbs because I here it first. Also good for bumping laser beams at the track.


Edited by curtis (08/18/06 10:25 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371890 posted 08/18/06 10:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Funny, Curtis. Real funny!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 371892 posted 08/18/06 10:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry brother had to do it after the rice killer incident earlier. I know paybacks a bitch.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 441192 posted 02/08/07 07:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These are pictures of the inside of the bumper after it has been cut. Note the holes that could easily get filled with dust, water, dirt and other road debris. The lower part could be covered by fitting factory or aftermarket mud flaps, the upper hole will need to be filled with window weld, sealant, filler or some other material to seal off the space inside from the elements.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 443340 posted 02/13/07 09:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
You can definitely fill the bumper holes with polyurethane glue which will adhere I know 3m sells some to fix stock bumpers when they are damaged, you could then sand it and it would look like new.

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