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  • 19-06-2013, 22:32
    Blimey!! a year on!! the beast going?? it in paint yet?..on the road??
  • 14-06-2012, 00:26
    Looking good!!
    Keep it up
  • 09-04-2012, 16:00
    monster v8
    Hi all just a bit of an update on the monster

    I fancied a bit of a change after taking the engine out and working on the front of the car so I decided that I was going to prepare and put the rear spolier on (before I changed my mind about having it on the car again)

    It is alot of work to mount and design new brackets for this to be able to bolt on to the car but after some hard work fibre-glassing and drilling I have finaly mounted this onto the car. I am at the stage now of just cleaning the fibre-glass up and some fillering to give a good finish.

    This picture below shows the bolt sticking out the bottom of the down piece, I had to bolt on a new bracket then fibre glass this into place. I then drilled through the tailgate and bolted this on.

    I had to clean out all of the old fibre-glass that wsa in the origanal brackets as all the metal behind it was rusty, I did not want to introduce any new rust to the car lol

    I completey filled these side parts with fibre-glass as I wanted to guarantee the brackets I drilled and secured so it would not move, also I have had to cut back (make thinner) the side that meets the glass as I want to be able to take the rear glass in and out.

    As you can see I have thinned out the side parts so when I have cleaned these up and filled and smothed these should allow the rear window to be fitted with this on.

    The silver bracket you see in the below picture is what is in each side to ensure it will not move when bolted to the tailgate.

    After I had bolted the spoiler to the tailgate I left a small gap between the spolier and the tailgate, I completey filled the gap with fibre-glass and it is on solid.

    I have drilled the holes and fixed the bolts in the tailgate, I also left a small gap betwen the top of the spolier and the tailgate so I could fibre-glass to make sure I got a secure fix.

    I have started to use the filler to get a nice smoth finish.

    I have alot of sanding to do to get this finished and then it will be back on to the engine bay, probably a couple of days to get this right and a shed load of sandpaper lol

    Some people have warned me that once you have fitted the spolier you can not take the rear window in and out, but because I have modifed the spolier it will not be a problem now. I have had the window in and out so many times now I think I could get a job with auto glass lol...
  • 13-11-2011, 17:29
    monster v8
    Quote Originally Posted by ironman56 View Post
    Hows it going...any updates
    I have had the engine out on Saturday, i want to clean the engine up and make sure the engine bay gets a good paint job....
  • 04-11-2011, 13:50
    Hows it going...any updates
  • 22-10-2011, 17:47
    monster v8
    thanks guys
  • 22-10-2011, 15:05
    Looking fiorward to seeing it finished

  • 22-10-2011, 14:20
    Didnt mean to stick a panel on with it..(use tiger seal for that)
    Once a panel is on,(SCREWED/POP RIVETED/GLUED etc..) the gap can be bridged/coverd using p40/fibre fill etc..
    Fibre fill can and is used to make up, and repair panels/parts though..never had it crack, or fall apart on a kit, or bumper,spoiler..on a car, or laying about,tucked behind a shed for 20 years..not saying its the best stuff in the world to work with, but does come in handy.
    Now if you were still able to use it, i would recomend to lead over a seam that had been welded..
    but that wont work on a body kit...
    not taking the ****, or trying to start anything..
    just my thoughts on the matter..

  • 22-10-2011, 14:10
    Experience says it will work, experience says it won't work.
    The guy has said he's not going back to re-do it and will deal with it if/when it happens so lets just leave it at that eh ? and carry on with his build thread
  • 22-10-2011, 14:02
    Quote Originally Posted by ironman56 View Post
    Fitted plenty of kits and stuff using the trusty p40..filler/paste fibre-fill probs with kits bonded from one to the other,
    metal to fibre glass etc....
    Hi Adam, you'll find that if you contact the manufacturers of P40 & the like, they say that it isn't designed to bond panels together & that they're likely to crack or lose adhesion. I contacted them re this some time ago & they were quite adamant that it's not to be used for this sort of application. I don't want to get into an arguement over this, I only posted my concern as the car isn't too far down the line to redo it properly. I'd hate to see all that work put in & then it go tits up at a later stage.

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