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Posted 11/25/2007 1:32:19 PM


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Here's the fender gutters or at least that's what I call them...BWD

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Posted 11/25/2007 1:42:49 PM


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There's already a nice seam down the roof line. Is 6" too wide or just right. Should it be wider and how wide could it be before it started to look stupid? I just measured my 89 body at the fenders and it about 7 feet wide or 84". Would 8 feet wide be too wide since the body is 19 feet long? I wonder......BWD

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Posted 11/25/2007 3:00:57 PM


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The best way would probably be to send your body to Jack

I think your right but maybe instead of cutting in the gutters, cut the inside edge of the fenders so you end up with wider fenders not wider gutters. Looks like it would be hard to widen the deck lid on account of the exhaust turbine.

I think the wider fenders would be cool and more cabin space would be nice.

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Posted 11/25/2007 3:06:10 PM


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No no no don't do it.....  The only thing that was wider on the originals were the rear quarters.  To make them wider you would have to resculpt that area.  It could be done but the dang thing is impractical enough as is.   Take a look at Nates build.  Eddie Paul cut it right done the center...  Yuck..  

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Posted 11/25/2007 8:17:39 PM


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Really the easiest way is to cut a slit out of the back and pull the body apart in the back, then fiberglass some filler in. Looks ridiculous IMHO, however. Here are some pics of Nate's car when it was inadvertently led down that path:

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Posted 11/25/2007 10:01:25 PM


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Hey Justin did you have any pictures of Nate's car finished being made wider. That seems like a pretty easy way to make it wider. I'm not convinced that I need to make it wider but its interesting to me how the though just popped into my head and whalla you have pictures of it and Jack is telling me NO,no,no.... I would worry about making the body even weaker than it already is.  Thanks for the pics...BWD
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Posted 11/25/2007 11:29:02 PM


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Nate panicked just a bit when he heard that his car had been cut in half. He ended up having it put right back the way it was before, so it was never finished being made wider. Eddie Paul actually had a cool idea for a "double exhaust" jet setup in the back, to fill the extra space.

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Posted 12/8/2007 8:03:43 PM
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I'm glad to hear that Nate put a stop to that one.  painful to look at.

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Posted 1/9/2008 6:48:08 PM


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Well, Doug has not forgotten about this project! In fact, they made some serious headway in recent weeks. HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEE!

Now that things are being put back together, they can start bondo-ing the entire car and cleaning everything up. Doug said much of the body is really not that bad, it was just the seams that were really crazy in the beginning. Once he lined everything up, and torqued it so that it is shaped correctly and even on both sides, things really started cooking.

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Posted 1/9/2008 6:55:51 PM


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Well, it didn't kick it to a new page like I had hoped. But here you go!


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