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#553325 - April 02nd 2012 3:38 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: FinallyaVanner]
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Registered: July 26th 2009 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted By: FinallyaVanner
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!!



Richard


Thanks! I thought long and hard about it but with so many other custom mods on this van, molding them in seemed the right way to go. It is not going to be a daily driver when finished...it will be for show and light use (going to some evants and local shows).
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#553525 - April 03rd 2012 10:31 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Well eve occasional drivers have mechanical issues....
there is really no way to hook the van up to a roll back or even a wheel lift style tow rig with a low front spoiler in the way.
WITHOUT damaging the front spoiler.....

I am just trying to give a little advice to keep you from going through problems I have seen other vanners have to deal with in the future....


Fender welting was OK for flares that did not fit correctly...

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#553676 - April 04th 2012 12:13 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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I think it looks GREAT!
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#555900 - April 15th 2012 12:32 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Today I did a little more fiber glassing to "round" the bumper to the spoiler (it just went straight up before and didn't blend in):



I also welded in the new piece I had made to divide the grill opening into two parts (an upper and lower). Next up...cut in the quad lights and make two phantom tube grills (one for upper opening and one for the lower opening:


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#555911 - April 15th 2012 2:19 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Lookin good!
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#555928 - April 15th 2012 10:42 am Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: River_Rat]
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Originally Posted By: River_Rat
Lookin good!


yeah cheers
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#555962 - April 15th 2012 5:03 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: heavy389]
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Very cool Work yay
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#556019 - April 15th 2012 9:13 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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awesome work Lee! Can wait to see that grille set up!
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#556031 - April 15th 2012 10:03 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: NateNCBV]
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Wow that's going to look sweet...
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#556045 - April 15th 2012 10:47 pm Re: My new 77 Dodge project!!!! [Re: Lee7673]
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Did some more glassing on the spoiler (it was pretty busted up) and started putting some long hair bondo on the new grill section. I made a template tonight for the quad lights and hope to cut them in and install them this week. Got to start looking for some tubing for the phantom grill.
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