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Postby Racer86 » 29 Mar 2005, 23:34

Hi does anone know where i can ger a pair of wings and the front panel from. cheers
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Postby xhsowner » 30 Mar 2005, 00:27

To my knowledge no one still makes steel chevette wings
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Postby Doive » 30 Mar 2005, 00:39

You will be hard pushed to get a set of steel wings for the chevette, best source I can think of is either a broken car or ebay, they do come up fairly frequently. If you're not worried about originality I believe Tim at T J Motorsport does fibreglass front wings for about 80 quid each. As for the front valance, that too will be fun to source. I think you may have to resort to a sheet of steel, some tin snips, a roller and lots of patience.
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Postby Tortron » 30 Mar 2005, 01:25

as of this afternoon i should have a set, i need that front panel, mines at least 80% bog
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Postby Doive » 30 Mar 2005, 01:57

Is that on your local ad thingy where there have been tons of chevette bits and cars recently? Hope they didn't cost you too much. Think your valance may also be a case of skilled replication.
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Postby iety2004 » 30 Mar 2005, 20:35

Racer86 why do you need new panels?

Its it cos of rust or because you crashed it? :lol:

If its cos of rust how bad is it? can't you just cut out the rust and weld in some new metal?
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Postby Racer86 » 31 Mar 2005, 19:47

ive just got a project chevette and the rust on the front is pretty bad. I think i will have to patch them up then use them to make some moulds to make fiberglass replacements (my dad used to work as a laminator so he knows what hes doing) then i can knock out as many fiberglass front ends as i need!
but in the mean time if any turn up let me know. cheers
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Postby Doive » 01 Apr 2005, 00:11

If your father knows his way around a mat of fibreglass then you could bash out a few front valances, get a small time business going form that. Also new wings in fibreglass could be very good as well, sell them for 50 quid and undercut the competition. I'd love to do something like that myself.
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Postby iety2004 » 01 Apr 2005, 10:19

Hey stop nicking my idea, i was gonna do that and charge you guys big bucks :twisted:

No, i was gonna make a set of molds for my kadett for things like the Bonnet, boot lid and front wings.

Don't seem that hard, just a case of covering the whole thing in nasty fibreglass :x

Good job could be done if you mix the resin right and take your time :wink:
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Postby Shellysowner » 02 Apr 2005, 21:03

I think this is probably the correct thread in which to gloat about my newly baremetalled wing...

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Fully painted pic to follow... (I haven't finished yet).
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Postby Doive » 03 Apr 2005, 00:06

Oooh shiny. Doesn't look as if it even has any small pock marks of rust. Good effort you jammy swine! :P
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Apr 2005, 00:27

Actually it does have the odd pock-ish mark but on the whole it's in really good nick...quite a lot of sanding to get it to that stage but it's definitely the best tenner I've spent in a while.
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Postby Doive » 03 Apr 2005, 04:18

You got that..... for a tenner? Stick.

Even with the odd pock mark the arch lip looks to be in very good condition. As a note of caution I would get a layer of primer or something on that ASAP as chevette steel is particularly keen to bond with oxygen molecules floating around. I think it may have been chemically designed that way.
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Apr 2005, 11:20

Already taken care of my friend. Final coat should be done by the end of the day.
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