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Old 03-16-2010, 10:41pm   #1
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Well, it's starting again

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



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



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



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.



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.



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


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

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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.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:23am   #7
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You just can't leave things alone, can you Gary?

Looking forward to the final product.
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DAMN Pot,

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

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.

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Coming along nicely coach!
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Gonna be ready for Waterside?
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DAMN Pot,

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

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.

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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.
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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
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It looks to me that the back is all fiberglass not urethane.
Its not a factory rear end.
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The Tiger Shark rear is urethane (PUR) and the L5 flairs are fiberglass
What Gary said
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Wow more mods, you must never be done with your beautiful Vette and looking forward to seeing the finished product and your other planned mods
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OMG! Gary did you go off your meds again? Jezz, I disapear for a few months and look what happens.
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Got a little done tonight. Here's the products I'm using for this project.



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



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.



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





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



That's it for tonight
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