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Fiberglass infinity kit
« on: January 22, 2007, 19:05:12 PM »
I'm looking to get this kit, I'm low on dolors so its gotta be fiberglass  :-\, how do i go about strengthening it. so it will last for some time providing i dunna tw@t curbs ect...

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 19:10:28 PM »
Fit the kit, then spray plumbers expanding foam in there. This is what I did.

I reversed the car on a field. Back wheel fell down the whole so the rear bumper and side skirt where holding the car up taking the weight of the back passanger side. Not one crack!.

Driving down the M5 at around 90mph. Some of the screws some how fell out I guess. Back bumper on the drivers side fell off and was dragged for a bit. The fibre glass didn't shatter, just wore down.

So to all those people that took the piss out of me for using plumbers foam (which they did at the time) were 100% wrong!.

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 19:22:22 PM »
Fit the kit, then spray plumbers expanding foam in there. This is what I did.

I reversed the car on a field. Back wheel fell down the whole so the rear bumper and side skirt where holding the car up taking the weight of the back passanger side. Not one crack!.

Driving down the M5 at around 90mph. Some of the screws some how fell out I guess. Back bumper on the drivers side fell off and was dragged for a bit. The fibre glass didn't shatter, just wore down.

So to all those people that took the piss out of me for using plumbers foam (which they did at the time) were 100% wrong!.

James

Bloody good idea mate! atleast it didn't get ruined and you were in a position to repair it.

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 19:25:28 PM »
wicked idea m8. thanks for that   ;)

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 19:36:41 PM »
It was Wayne who told me that trick, so I can't nick all the credits
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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 20:00:48 PM »
It was Wayne who told me that trick, so I can't nick all the credits


in that case !Nice one Wayne! ;D

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 20:19:49 PM »
as above wayne  ;)

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 23:37:40 PM »
i wish i knew that trick now i ripped my front splitter off yester day in the bloomin homebase carpak. >:(

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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 00:11:36 AM »
Yup, I hit mine a few times and it didn't break
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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 01:02:05 AM »
Thanks, I learned that trick when I hd this for a car.



The side skirts were full of the stuff.


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Re: Fiberglass infinity kit
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007, 16:33:48 PM »
 ;D hey....now thats a fab idea....!!! i think i`ll do the same.....god this sites mint !!!! heres a pic of why im gonna use foam on my cally  :D...this is me getting onto my drive..thers a naff camber on the road as it a cul-de-sac and with the camber on the drive and a pot hole this is what i have 2b do...Slowly !! the last pic is if i have 2 ppl in...(old bumper tho)

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