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Old 04-22-2012, 11:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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how did you attach the rear wheel skirt?
To attach my wheel skirts, I first drilled into the lip on the wheel well where the body panel ended. With those holes, I used self-tapping screws (with silicone to prevent the body panel from rusting) to attach aluminum L-brackets to. The top three screws on each wheel skirt are connected directly to the L-brackets with the use of a U-speed nut. The two screws on each end hold an aluminum strip of metal that runs across the wheel that I cut longer than the length of the wheel well to keep the skirts bowed out so as not to contact the tires. My inspiration was taken from this thread.

I will post pictures in a couple of days to help explain because my explanation is probably lousy.

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see the tread in my signature on underbelly pan. should provide you with ideas!
Thanks, I've already read your thread, and it seems like a good idea. I already tried using pop cans and that didn't really work and the catalytic converter ended up melting through the front panel. Then, I took the panel off and just cut around the hole so the exhaust wouldn't contact the coroplast. For now, I am pleased with it, but if I decide to clean it up, I will most likely use a mesh screen covering like you did and save myself the worry.

I will soon be posting pictures of my underbody panelling when I get a chance.

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