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#551237 - March 24th 2012 11:17 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
XTReME_LiMiTzZ Offline
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Registered: March 19th 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 5261
Loc: STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
Nothing wrong with fixin wat yah got.. Alil more sweat and tears is always good when doin a build smile

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#551257 - March 25th 2012 5:09 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
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Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Looks great ,mine were broke in 6 places also,just reglassed them up better than it was before.I beefed the backside up a bit.
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#551382 - March 25th 2012 3:40 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Looking good,That's what I like about fiberglass not to hard to fix if you have all the pieces
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#551420 - March 25th 2012 6:57 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Wizard78]
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Registered: October 11th 2009 6:32 pm
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Lookin Good ! Been their done dat! grin
took mine out on snow bank years back! Both sides cry




Put some heavy cloth on back for stiffness,put pc like 12" X 4" on back of mine after lighter cloth.... grin


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#551463 - March 25th 2012 9:50 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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i really dont understand how someone could let such a cool van get so ruff :(, but it looks like it went to the right person:)
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#551516 - March 26th 2012 7:16 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Nice work Lee! Got a sketch for me yet?
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#551527 - March 26th 2012 8:30 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
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I know quite a few have molded in the front spoiler.......

I strongly advise against it.make it fit correctly and easily removeable.

If not, IF the van should ever need to be towed.The roll back operator will REMOVE it for you.It will not be pretty...

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#551530 - March 26th 2012 8:40 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Superbeast]
Lee7673 Offline
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Registered: July 26th 2009 3:08 pm
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Loc: Maryland
Originally Posted By: Superbeast
Nice work Lee! Got a sketch for me yet?


Yea...sorry. Been crazy busy at work and then was out of the country for a week at a wedding. Will shoot you a sketch over later today.
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#553236 - April 02nd 2012 9:57 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Registered: July 26th 2009 3:08 pm
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Loc: Maryland
Got the first coat of fiberglass on the spoiler (fixing where it was broke) and molding it to the bumper (bumper is already molded to the van). Hope to have the next coat of glass on this week so I can start filling and smoothing!!! Going to start molding in the flares this week as well.
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#553300 - April 02nd 2012 1:53 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: wookee]
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Registered: June 04th 2010 12:47 pm
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Loc: Westchester Calif.
Originally Posted By: wookee
I know quite a few have molded in the front spoiler.......

I strongly advise against it.make it fit correctly and easily removeable.

If not, IF the van should ever need to be towed.The roll back operator will REMOVE it for you.It will not be pretty...

.......Wookee


yeah First of killer job on the air dam!!!!!!!!!!

Second I was told the samething by the shop that has my van. If for show and mild use they said molding was OK, but for a daily, the chances of getting damage was higher and to repair a molded in set was a lot harder to fix and paint than a nicely lined up and bolted set.

We might also put color fender welt(like what was used on the 30's and 40's cars) between the flares and body. It had black when I bought the van. It looked good!!



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