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Old 05-27-2015, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fixing the Honda Civic's Parachute Problem with a Rear Belly Pan

I've been crawling around underneath Slambo, with the hope of smoothing out the tail. Started cutting up some cardboard this week, went a little nuts with the fiberglass.

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I will try fastening it to the bumper with knockoff/OEM body panel clips (with a little duct tape insurance). Not sure where/how to fasten the front to the trunk floor. There's one spot that looks prime for drilling. Need to get Slambo up on ramps (better yet, a lift) to find additional fastening points.

Resin is a LOT less expensive if you buy it at big box home improvement stores, rather than auto part supply chain stores.

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try to run a cross brace, anchored at both ends, of aluminum, to attach it to.
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Stating the obvious here, but when you get to drilling the 'pan in place, it is really easy to overlook the gas tank and screw right into it.
I came pretty close to doing that myself.
Yikes !

I used self tapping metal screws to screw right into the frame of the car.
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Stating the obvious here, but when you get to drilling the 'pan in place, it is really easy to overlook the gas tank and screw right into it.
I came pretty close to doing that myself.
Yikes !

I used self tapping metal screws to screw right into the frame of the car.
Aye, yup! Fear of drilling into the gas tank =

This panel will start behind the control arms. I'm digging deejaa's cross brace idea.

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