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Postby Raver » 26 Apr 2005, 23:31

Ive been thinking about extending the arches on my chevette but am unsure what i want. ive looked at the gp4 hs arches and im not overly keen and hsr ones arnt the cheapest. I came across some mk1 escort bubble arches £40 for the set (fibreglass) or £75 for a kevlar set, i think with a bit of work these could look pretty nice and a bit differnt at the same time.
Any opinions good or bad i wanna know your thoughts.
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Apr 2005, 23:33

Well it's cheaper than £165 for the gp4 ones I guess but it would kinda look.... a bit wrong to me.
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Postby Neilyman » 26 Apr 2005, 23:37

Ah, but would it only look `wrong` `cos you`ve never seen it done before? ;)
If you`re not trying to replacate a HS, I`d go for it...dare to be different!
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Postby Doive » 26 Apr 2005, 23:56

Yeah why not? Anything is possible with a little time, dedication and skill. Be a nice alternative to the thousands of GP4 arched cars out there.
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Apr 2005, 00:05

???? *feel's doive's forehead* surely keep it standard Doive?!
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Postby Doive » 27 Apr 2005, 00:06

Nah, its his car and he wants wide arches. At least he is wanting to modify it and keep it on the road, not just break it for random parts. I'm glad to see a chevette being enjoyed as it should be.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 27 Apr 2005, 08:36

Doive wrote:Be a nice alternative to the thousands of GP4 arched cars out there.



sorry? where!?
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Postby iety2004 » 27 Apr 2005, 10:10

Well i agree with dovie on this one, there not many alternatives when it comes to arches, so most people buy Grp 4 arches

I was thinking the same before, wondering had anybody tried to use these and how would it look.

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Postby Doive » 27 Apr 2005, 10:45

Every chevette with wide arches has GP4 arches fitted, be nice to see an alternative. Why not dare to be really different? Get down to your local agricultural breakers and get a set of arches off a Massey 165, they would really make your chevette stand out. Would also allow you to fit 47" alloys.
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Postby Raver » 27 Apr 2005, 12:28

lol, acceleration with 47's would be pretty poor and maybe push the speedo out just a little. I think im going to have a go at these arches can always get them taped into place take a couple of pics and get someone to photoshop them so i get a general idea. An if they dont suit can always put them up on ebay after. cheers for the opinions guys ill keep you posted, altho i wont be startin the arches for another few weeks yet.
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