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#124309 - 21st Jan 2006 3:09pm fitting a bodykit...properly!
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I have a bodykit in mind now finally after trawling the entire web for Galant kits, I have also had a few quotes for fitting. Dont get me wrong im not saying i'm not willing to pay for someone to fit it but i need to know if I fitted it myself would it be possible?

What is the relative hardness of fitting a bodykit, I have lots of time on my hands so I wouldn't rush it but i hear fibre-glass kits (mine included) can be hard to adjust etc.

I take it it's not as simple as removing the back/front bumper and replacing it with the new one?!

help!!

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#124310 - 21st Jan 2006 3:14pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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#124311 - 21st Jan 2006 6:42pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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if ur any good with filler then just do it yourself mate.I had my bodykit on my green car fitted by a certain bodyshop and they proper ****ed it up,after returning it to them again and again for tweask which they didnt really do i decided to have a go myself,and it aint that hard TBH,im pretty much a DIY man myself tho,theres very little id get pros to do on my car now put it that way
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#124312 - 21st Jan 2006 9:23pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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A bodykit bought your car wont need any filler at all. The only probs you may have is if its a good fit, you may have to re-drill the holes so they line up and can be attached to the car properly. Also the kit may not have threads (So a nut can go on) - You'll need to buy some studrod with the correct thread on, then screw this into the new bumper.

Also Scoop, dont 'name and shame' bodyshops of any sort - I thought you knew better than this so I have edited your post. Dont do it again
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#124313 - 22nd Jan 2006 12:30pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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personally mate i wud take it to a bodyshop to get it fitted unless u are extremely confident at doin it urself as as dazza has mentioned alot of kits these days are moulds or moulds (ie dnt fit exactly right) so there for it can b more hassle then its worth
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#124314 - 22nd Jan 2006 6:04pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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How do you mount a bumper for example to the body if it has no 'holes' to mount it to.
I bought an ultra-sh*t quality bodykit years ago and it was just a shell.
I've got a splitter I don't really want, but I can't sell it, so might have a go at putting it on.
How does a bodyshop 'stick' it over the edge of the bumper??
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#124315 - 22nd Jan 2006 6:09pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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if i understand ur question correctly miek,use self tappers to put the splitter onto the bottom of the bumper,simple as,if u want it to stay on forever,u cud slap some tigerseal on it aswell
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#124316 - 22nd Jan 2006 9:06pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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Stationmiek, from what I understand you have a shell of a bumper, you'll need a base to put it on - Something like your original bumper (or a scrap one). If you can attach the shell it will fit but I expect you'll neet to cut bits off and pad other bits out

Am sure you'll have fun
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#124317 - 23rd Jan 2006 3:09pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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Originally posted by scoop2004:
if ur any good with filler then just do it yourself mate.I had my bodykit on my green car fitted by a certain bodyshop and they proper ****ed it up,after returning it to them again and again for tweask which they didnt really do i decided to have a go myself,and it aint that hard TBH,im pretty much a DIY man myself tho,theres very little id get pros to do on my car now put it that way
what body shop did you get your kitted fitted at? just curious think
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#124318 - 23rd Jan 2006 7:44pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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i did state it but thats not allowed,so ill tell u via PM,for anyone else intrested drop us a PM and ill tell u hu to steer clear off,this place cant even repair crash damage,cant even colour code black trim FFS.I had my boot trim done and they never even took the grain of the plastic away (somethin i done in 10 minutes so i can code it white for new car)
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#124319 - 25th Jan 2006 6:35pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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^ I've seen their 'show car', which is covered in vinyl. Nuff said!

I wouldn't go near fibre glass again, but I've got a splitter that I wanted to sell, but no-one really wants it, so I might put it on. Self-tapping screws do you mean? I'd put the tiger stuff on as well.
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#124320 - 25th Jan 2006 7:42pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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miek. They have a "show car???" i know they have a car covered with the name of the shop all over it,also have a black hackney cab sponsored.

And yes,i do mean self tappers
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#124321 - 26th Jan 2006 6:45pm Re: fitting a bodykit...properly!
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A black italian saloon car with silvery stickers all over it!
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