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Old 02-08-2014, 12:38 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Rear wheel skirts

I have a pretty long list of mods this car still needs... here are the rear wheel skirts I did last month:

The first edition was designed with clearance to spare on the moon disks, so it has way too much dish:

This is still on the driver's side, I might just rebuild it... someday.

I'll describe the build of the second skirt, I designed this to fit tighter with pizza pan covers. Less dish, no tuck shrinking on this one.

I had some clear plastic sheets I found in the trash from the Kammback windows, held the sheet on the car with magnets, traced the wheel well, then clamped it on the aluminum and cut.

Next, add some ribs for stiffness:

Add magnet gasket sheet. Riveting doesn't seem the ideal way to attach. It's time-consuming and I wonder if some of my rivets end up scratching the car. Also using construction adhesive, but I don't think I'd trust it alone.

Some clips for the wheel well - these work as long as the magnet gasket overlaps the body, otherwise there would be nothing stopping them from falling into the well.

Here's what the clip looks like in situ:

This one has been on here a while, you can see the winter salt caked on here.

Here's the final product:

(Try to ignore the salt and the dent some fool made in the car.)
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