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    What am I going to be using to hold the body to the car?

    What do I use to hold the body to the car? and what rivets should I be using with the fiberglass to make sure it says on?


    In this pic I found It looks like aluminum bars but would the wind at high speeds vibrate this too much?


    thanks

    Brad

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    Re: What am I going to be using to hold the body to the car?

    I made up frames with 3/4"X3/4" 16G steel square tube. I clamped a piece to the body while it is in the correct position then I made pieces meet the frame and either bolt it to the frame or weld it later.
    Remove the steel frame and finish weld it. Use windshield urethane to fasten the steel to the fiberglass then finally mount the steel frame to the chassis.
    The urethane acts like a rubber link and prevents stress cracks.

    Jim

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    Re: What am I going to be using to hold the body to the car?

    I have a similar set up to Jim Ashlock on FunnyWheels. I have no vibration problems since 1998 with the rear bumper. One reason is the vent holes in the rear of the Ferrari bumper that let air pass through it. Without those holes it acts like a big parachute on the back of your car.
    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

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    Re: What am I going to be using to hold the body to the car?

    wow thanks for your input guys you guys helped! I noticed my work has thin peices of aluminum that I might consider as well.

    Hey Jdinner would it still be ok for me to come by and check out your ride one of these days? Im in Strathroy and your in Toronto so its not too far of a drive. It would help me a lot since you and me have the same kit.

    Thanks

    Brad

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    Re: What am I going to be using to hold the body to the car?

    Summer is coming, no problem. My phone number is on this website...
    http://kwikercars.com/

    Jim

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