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> GT Flare project thread, Shape of flare after it curves off top of fender?
john77
post Oct 1 2020, 04:04 PM
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Started the process of GT flaring my car this week.

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The plan is to weld all four flares on first, then widen the rears to fit 9s, and in the process strip the car panel by panel for a repaint.

The rear arches had been pulled at some point in the 90s to fit 7s, and I knew they'd gone to town with bondo to smooth the driver's side out because there was a crack. The picture below is a cross section cut through the arch once I removed it... that's 0.5 inches of bondo right there (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

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After making the initial rough cuts it dawned on me I'm probably going to need to remove the rear quarter oil tank to give me enough clearance to tig weld the flare on the front and back.

I can only see one bolt, inside the engine bay - is that the only thing holding the tank in place?

Also, dumb question, can I remove the tank without having to drain my engine oil first? I didn't think this far ahead and only changed my oil last month (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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john77   GT Flare project thread   Oct 1 2020, 04:04 PM
Luke M   If it's a factory 914-6 oil tank there's 3...   Oct 1 2020, 05:14 PM
mepstein   If it's a factory 914-6 oil tank there's ...   Oct 1 2020, 05:32 PM
john77   Thanks Luke. There aren't any markings on it...   Oct 1 2020, 05:38 PM
Luke M   I'm not sure how the PMS tank mounts at the re...   Oct 1 2020, 05:46 PM
mlindner   Hi John, don't know if you have this for GT fe...   Oct 2 2020, 04:18 AM
john77   I don’t, this is perfect! Thanks Mark. Will ...   Oct 2 2020, 07:43 AM
mlindner   And should be flush or flat on top. Best, Mark   Oct 2 2020, 07:54 AM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 2 2020, 12:16 PM
mepstein   Front right is passenger Right and left is always ...   Oct 2 2020, 01:20 PM
john77   You’d think that, right? But after rough fitting...   Oct 2 2020, 01:47 PM
mepstein   You’d think that, right? But after rough fittin...   Oct 2 2020, 05:43 PM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 2 2020, 05:59 PM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?show...   Oct 2 2020, 06:00 PM
mepstein   [quote name='john77' post='2856199' date='Oct 2 2...   Oct 2 2020, 06:47 PM
mb911   What you going to use for rockers? Don't forge...   Oct 2 2020, 05:18 PM
john77   I was thinking that as I was cutting the fender ...   Oct 2 2020, 06:05 PM
mlindner   John77, Ben (mb911) has already made the ends for ...   Oct 4 2020, 09:26 AM
john77   Thanks Mark. @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/...   Oct 4 2020, 10:11 AM
Tdskip   Thanks Mark. @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2...   Oct 4 2020, 12:01 PM
mb911   Thanks guys. I will build up a set for you..   Oct 4 2020, 12:03 PM
john77   Got the first flare fitted after marking and trimm...   Oct 9 2020, 03:23 PM
Cairo94507   Nice save on the antenna hole. That rust would ha...   Oct 10 2020, 06:01 AM
Tdskip   Thanks for the updates, please keep the, coming.   Oct 10 2020, 06:44 AM
mb911   Nice job.. I had to do the same thing on my car..   Oct 10 2020, 06:48 AM
john77   Thanks guys   Oct 11 2020, 11:28 AM
john77   Saturday's progress: 3 years ago I took a met...   Oct 11 2020, 12:41 PM
john77   Got home from the shop on Saturday night to find a...   Oct 11 2020, 12:41 PM
ri914   Got home from the shop on Saturday night to find ...   Oct 11 2020, 08:53 PM
john77   Thanks! Your workshop looks amazing. Is it a ...   Oct 11 2020, 09:30 PM
Cairo94507   Nice work and progress. I hate thieves- let's...   Oct 12 2020, 07:35 AM
john77   Thanks. I'd love to paint it myself if I can. ...   Oct 12 2020, 10:03 PM
john77   I'm going to be getting a new front valance to...   Oct 12 2020, 10:21 PM
campbellcj   I'm going to be getting a new front valance t...   Oct 17 2020, 07:54 AM
Mayne   Great work! I noticed in your first post that ...   Oct 13 2020, 06:07 AM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 13 2020, 09:41 AM
Cairo94507   Keep a 4x4 post near your driveway and drop it int...   Oct 13 2020, 07:10 AM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 13 2020, 09:51 AM
PanelBilly   EST to fold the lip back. That will give you a bit...   Oct 13 2020, 10:18 AM
john77   Ha, I feel your pain. It never even occurred to me...   Oct 13 2020, 10:29 AM
sixnotfour   15x9 245/50 lips folded up,,,my other 914, are wid...   Oct 13 2020, 02:04 PM
john77   Ahhh, okay, now I see what PanelBilly meant. I had...   Oct 13 2020, 04:57 PM
John   I run 9x16 on all 4 corners on the track car and h...   Oct 13 2020, 09:38 PM
john77   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 13 2020, 10:02 PM
914dave   9 x 16 have a more favorable offset than the 9 x 1...   Oct 16 2020, 07:39 PM
john77   Slowly making progress metal finishing the weld on...   Oct 16 2020, 09:44 PM
Literati914   @[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showu...   Oct 16 2020, 09:57 PM
john77   @Literati914 The roll on epoxy I have is 2K and,...   Oct 17 2020, 12:04 AM
Literati914   [b]@[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?s...   Oct 17 2020, 10:32 AM


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