On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Doug Brekke wrote:
> I consulted body shops about the baseball bat method, but the good ones told
> me that more than likely the paint on the fender would crack from the
> stress. I had a local shop grind off the center part of my inner fender lip
> completely, as well as the front part of the rear fenders. They also
> extensively cut the plastic fender well lining back for clearance- it all
> works great.
Good luck to you and your VR6, Doug...I did just the same thing on mine
and after about 6 months, the fender started to rust. Yes, I did have it
professionally cut and then rust proofed. After I noticed the rust, I
took it back to the body shop and got it done again. After a year, it
came back. So I had him do it one more time...gosh he didn't like me
after that, but I paid for the service, I expect it done the right way.
Well, after another 9 months or so, the rust is back. I will soon get a
set of widebody kit so I can do away with the rusty fenders.
Just make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.
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