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> Steel Gt rocker flares
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post Aug 5 2016, 05:16 PM
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My newest project showing a bunch of students how to fabricate over the last few days.

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post Aug 5 2016, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 5 2016, 03:16 PM) *

My newest project showing a bunch of students how to fabricate over the last few days.


Those are awesome, are you interested in selling a set?
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post Aug 5 2016, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Aug 5 2016, 03:28 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 5 2016, 03:16 PM) *

My newest project showing a bunch of students how to fabricate over the last few days.


Those are awesome, are you interested in selling a set?
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We could do a set for you. I Will have to come up with a cost..

Tuesday we are going to weld these to steel rockers and update this thread will what they look finished.. I have considered marketing these just like aj usa use to do for the 930 conversion s
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post Aug 5 2016, 06:02 PM
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Those are sweeeet !!!!
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post Aug 5 2016, 06:09 PM
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Very cool, let me know when you come up with a price and I will send you a paypal.
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post Aug 5 2016, 06:16 PM
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Will do.. I can't wait to finish and show the finished product..
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post Aug 5 2016, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 5 2016, 04:16 PM) *

Will do.. I can't wait to finish and show the finished product..


It is exciting, I have so both the ABS and the Fiberglass pieces and they are pretty bad. I can work the steel to get the look I want. Send me a PM with pricing and I will get you some money. Thanks for doing this.
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post Aug 5 2016, 06:57 PM
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I would be interested in a set also.
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post Aug 5 2016, 07:06 PM
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Wouldn't be hard to do generic fit for GT flares, often one car will be different from the next. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Aug 5 2016, 07:07 PM
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I have a set of the ABS "Porsche" rockers on mine and while I really like the shape that flares out at the bottom, I'd gladly pay for a set of steel ones.

I might be interested as well depending on the final shape.
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post Aug 5 2016, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Aug 5 2016, 05:06 PM) *

Wouldn't be hard to do generic fit for GT flares, often one car will be different from the next. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


From my perspective it is impossible to make a generic set, the upside of steel is I can rework it and make it perfect for my car. I have a preference to work in steel vs fiberglass. I have no clue how to work in ABS.
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post Aug 5 2016, 08:16 PM
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post Aug 5 2016, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Aug 5 2016, 09:06 PM) *

Wouldn't be hard to do generic fit for GT flares, often one car will be different from the next. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


Agree... One size does not fit all. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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And also those who buy a set, would have a interesting time putting them on.
Since they are buying them.

But still, in my 20's, I would've wanted a set. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Aug 6 2016, 12:10 AM
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I'd be even more interested in a front valence without an oil cooler vent... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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post Aug 6 2016, 06:13 AM
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I think the beauty of these is that they are steel and could be tweaked for fittment to their application. I think a great program would be to do an exchange program with people sending in their steel rockers we weld on the flared ends and sending back..

There will be variables based off of position on the rockers. The best way is rocker flares first then weld on the flares on the car.
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post Aug 6 2016, 06:32 AM
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I just want the ends, I will weld them on to my own original steel rockers.
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post Aug 6 2016, 07:31 AM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 6 2016, 08:13 AM) *

I think the beauty of these is that they are steel and could be tweaked for fittment to their application. I think a great program would be to do an exchange program with people sending in their steel rockers we weld on the flared ends and sending back..

There will be variables based off of position on the rockers. The best way is rocker flares first then weld on the flares on the car.

I know not everyone will agree with me but I believe you weld the flares to the car first. The flares are structural and also a focal point to the wheel. Then you fit the rocker to the flare. The rocker is a trim piece.
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post Aug 6 2016, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Aug 6 2016, 06:31 AM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 6 2016, 08:13 AM) *

I think the beauty of these is that they are steel and could be tweaked for fittment to their application. I think a great program would be to do an exchange program with people sending in their steel rockers we weld on the flared ends and sending back..

There will be variables based off of position on the rockers. The best way is rocker flares first then weld on the flares on the car.

I know not everyone will agree with me but I believe you weld the flares to the car first. The flares are structural and also a focal point to the wheel. Then you fit the rocker to the flare. The rocker is a trim piece.


+1, and don't forget to get the correct size of wheels that ones going to use- before you weld / cut those babies on the body. Trim is easier to mold vs the contour of the flares (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Aug 6 2016, 07:51 AM
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Also if you make the ends, it will allow others to do the same.

If you want a turn key product. Build templates that can be printed by the prospective customer then have them mark their flares to rocker panels with the correct template. While it is on their car, then they send them in, and your crew (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) and after that you send back the final product.

Also takes the liability out of the equation since they or there shop made the markings.

Best way is to have the tub right there, you all spend the time fitting them. Another lesson learned.

Now onto my question, you teach metal bumping in a class - do tell, or PM me if you want to keep this thread clean.
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