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GB Vette 03-16-2010 9:41pm

Mods - Version 20.10
 
Well, it's starting again :D

First thing to do was to remove the rear quarters and bumper for some new mods. Munch and pops98 helped with this.

http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/16...600x600Q85.jpg

Here's the buck I built, with help from pops98 and my friend Kevin, to hold everything together while doing the work.

http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44...600x600Q85.jpg

I've always thought the license plate trim on the TS rear looked kinda stuck on and hated the tabs sticking up on the plate. Kevin came up with an idea to fix this :D

http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/18...600x600Q85.jpg

Removed everything and cut a 3/8" slot on the right side of the license recess. This will be used to insert the plate from inside the bumper.

http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/41...600x600Q85.jpg

Started prepping everything up and figuring out exactly how I was going to this. The end result here will be that the plate surround will be molded into the bumper with no visible seam.

http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg

Stay tuned, more to come...

Y2Kvert4me 03-16-2010 10:02pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by GB Vette (Post 29112)
Stay tuned, more to come...

Always is.

Gee, why would you need to hold the rear and quarters together for some minor mods. :D


:cheers:

Shagster 03-16-2010 10:07pm

Looks good.... keep up the nice work

Cobra4B 03-16-2010 10:18pm

What material did you find that can bond urethane to fiberglass and hold up over time and not pattern after a few heat cycles.

Junkman2008 03-16-2010 11:21pm

Hey Gary, you are not going to want to shoot any paint or clear on those parts with it held together. The reason being is that the rear fascia flexes at the seams where the quarters meet and the clear coat will slowly turn white as it begins to peel. It will first look like there is wax in the cracks but you'll figure it out later. It is best to separate those pieces and wrap the paint and clear around those edges.

Now guess how I know... http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cfo...s/facepalm.gif

Y2Kvert4me 03-17-2010 3:47am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 29121)
Hey Gary, you are not going to want to shoot any paint or clear on those parts with it held together. The reason being is that the rear fascia flexes at the seams where the quarters meet and the clear coat will slowly turn white as it begins to peel.

Pretty sure when Gary is done there, there will be no seams at all. :)

Lowcash 03-17-2010 4:23am

You just can't leave things alone, can you Gary? :D

Looking forward to the final product. :yesnod:

WKMCD 03-17-2010 5:26am

DAMN Pot,

You're boredom threshold must be very low. Ten minutes without tearing the car apart and you start thinking......... :yesnod:

Nice work as usual. I'll be down in the next few weeks to pickup the 427 cruiser from VA Speed. We should get together.

Kettle :)

Junkman2008 03-17-2010 5:32am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Y2Kvert4me (Post 29125)
Pretty sure when Gary is done there, there will be no seams at all. :)

http://www.pc-surgeon.net/images/cfo...ys/ohsnap1.gif

Munch 03-17-2010 5:48am

Coming along nicely coach!

Vet4jdc 03-17-2010 5:55am

Gonna be ready for Waterside? :D

GB Vette 03-17-2010 6:45am

Quote:

Originally Posted by WKMCD (Post 29134)
DAMN Pot,

You're boredom threshold must be very low. Ten minutes without tearing the car apart and you start thinking......... :yesnod:

Nice work as usual. I'll be down in the next few weeks to pickup the 427 cruiser from VA Speed. We should get together.

Kettle :)

OK Kettle,

Stop by the barn anytime you're down here. Oh, wait a minute, you've already been down here twice and didn't come by :fingertap:

Pot :D

Sneaks 03-17-2010 7:22am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Y2Kvert4me (Post 29125)
Pretty sure when Gary is done there, there will be no seams at all. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 29135)

Take ya a little while to get the idea there AJ? :lol:
:cheers:

Junkman2008 03-17-2010 7:22am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneaks (Post 29169)
Take ya a little while to get the idea there AJ? :lol:
:cheers:

:D :cheers:

Shagster 03-17-2010 10:05am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 29118)
What material did you find that can bond urethane to fiberglass and hold up over time and not pattern after a few heat cycles.

It looks to me that the back is all fiberglass not urethane.
Its not a factory rear end.

GB Vette 03-17-2010 10:15am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shagster (Post 29222)
It looks to me that the back is all fiberglass not urethane.
Its not a factory rear end.

The Tiger Shark rear is urethane (PUR) and the L5 flairs are fiberglass :yesnod:

Cobra4B 03-17-2010 10:23am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shagster (Post 29222)
It looks to me that the back is all fiberglass not urethane.
Its not a factory rear end.

You'd be wrong :beer:
Quote:

Originally Posted by GB Vette (Post 29224)
The Tiger Shark rear is urethane (PUR) and the L5 flairs are fiberglass :yesnod:

What Gary said :cheers:

Peter Pan 03-17-2010 1:20pm

Wow more mods, you must never be done with your beautiful Vette and looking forward to seeing the finished product and your other planned modshttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...s/thumbsup.gif

Stormrider 03-17-2010 5:19pm

OMG! Gary did you go off your meds again? Jezz, I disapear for a few months and look what happens. :toetap: :rofl:

GB Vette 03-17-2010 7:51pm

Got a little done tonight. Here's the products I'm using for this project.

http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

Here's the license frame prepped and fitted, ready for some adhesive.

http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/47...600x600Q85.jpg

Here's the trim ring. I had to trim about 3/16" from the back of it for clearance. The four notches are for access to the license plate light screws.

http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/36...600x600Q85.jpg

Munch took these pics while I was getting started with the first coat of adhesive.

http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/44...600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

Here's the first coat sanded down and ready for the final coat.

http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/27...600x600Q85.jpg

That's it for tonight :D


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