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  • Overcomplication is my specialty: Widebody

    So... I was all set to buy overfenders and such, when my friend who happens to own an audio shop convinced me to make my own.

    I'm a sucker for that "make it myself" thing.

    First step was to cut the fender. I love/ hate this step. It's easy to do, easy to mess up.


    Then I slit the fender well so I could hammer it up and tack it in place:


    Test fitting clearance after welding:


    Yeah... it'll fit.

    This time, I decided to keep the stock arch, and space it out horizontally. So, I added some strips of metal to extend the tubs:



    Test fit the tires again:


    I could almost call it a day!! Bondo will fill that in nicely.

    Not.

    Tried to figure out how to fill the rest in... since I can't just layer fiberglass over it as is. While I was doing stuff to the oher side, someone started playing with rolls of cloth and tape:


    Looks good!! Let's not do that.

    This requires something a bit more solid:


    That looks little better... add a few more bricks:


    Sweeeeet. That looks awesome. Where's the fiberglass?

    Of course, Jenna didn't feel the same way I did:



    Crap... it's starting to "look good" and stuff. Where's the fun in that?


    And some small peices to fill in the gaps...




    Fiberglass to come soon. God bless 315/30/R18's.

  • #2
    Nice man, Balls-O-Steel. I wish I have the balls, time, equipments, and patient to do that.

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    • #3
      It's coming along.=)
      Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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      • #4



        WTF!


        Looks good. If I were going to do a custom widebody I think I'd make it look like a PTG E36 M3 - kinda like an E30 M3's stock flares but on crack. R32 GTR flares are similar too.
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        • #5
          I have the same shoes as Jenna.

          Cool DIY bodywork. How are you going to paint this whole mess when completed?
          ~1992 240SX, SR20/Koni track day car
          ~2016 M3, daily driver

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Def View Post
            Looks good. If I were going to do a custom widebody I think I'd make it look like a PTG E36 M3 - kinda like an E30 M3's stock flares but on crack. R32 GTR flares are similar too.
            I was tempted to do the "touring car/ JGTC" look, but wasn't sure if I could do it without compromising suspension travel (suspension is "soft" enough to handle roads and such). The other thing I wanted was to keep a stock-ish body look, something like an MKIV Supra or R33-34 GTR.

            Some fleece layered over it shows something of the bodylines:


            If I stretch it a bit it'll hopefully blend some of the contours more and bring the entire fender out.
            Last edited by AceInHole; 03-30-2008, 07:30 PM.

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            • #7
              Updates:

              Moneyshot:


              Needs smoothing. Looks like a car again.

              More candy:



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              • #8
                That'll squeeze 'em=)
                Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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                • #9
                  flease and resin. ftw.

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                  • #10
                    Looks pretty mean, but you shoulda just got overfenders, it would be lighter i'm pretty sure. By the time I get my rear overfenders I will have a custom cage so I'll just cut the whole quarter panel out and extend the wheelwells to seal it up.

                    EDIT: OOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! You should cut the whole quarters out when you are done and get some molds taken off of them cuz those look pretty bad-ass!
                    function > form
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                    • #11
                      awesome man
                      my car domain

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by racepar1 View Post
                        Looks pretty mean, but you shoulda just got overfenders, it would be lighter i'm pretty sure. By the time I get my rear overfenders I will have a custom cage so I'll just cut the whole quarter panel out and extend the wheelwells to seal it up.
                        I was originally going to go overfenders, but was concerned with a few things:
                        1. General fitment: rivets? Pfffft. They never seem to fit the entire fender, either.

                        2. Actual clearance: They don't LOOK like 50mm to me. Plus the concavish shape makes it seem as though there isn't a lot of inside clearance. I was sketchy on the actual dimensions, and with no way to test my tires with them, it seemed like a risky purchase.

                        3. My clearance: Do I need more than 50mm? Supposedly my wheel is 41mm larger than the 285's I run on the stock pulled fenders... seems like more with the 315's on them (larger OD I guess).

                        4. Cost: costs virtually nothing to screw up resin on fleece. If I screw up, I go buy some crap fenders and curse myself when I screw them up modding them to fit my tires.

                        5. Look: I got more of the widebody look I was going for, I think.



                        EDIT: OOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! You should cut the whole quarters out when you are done and get some molds taken off of them cuz those look pretty bad-ass!
                        I'd cut the quarters out, but I'm sketchy on abusing the rules/ allowances for my racing class. I'm allowed to cut everything outboard of the wheel hub, but only in allowance to gain tire clearance. I think cutting beyond the expected travel of my wheel could be a protestable mod.

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                        • #13
                          Liking the shape, keep it going I bet itll be good
                          "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                          • #14
                            Looking good, PJ. Can't wait to see the finished product
                            -Monty

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                            • #15
                              The zenki s14 looks so much sexier like this than kouki imho.. the curves are hot.

                              Btw, the 285/315 stagger you mention on zilvia affects the handling that much?.. cause i was thinking of going with something like that down the line due to my plan for the ls1...
                              "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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