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Old 05-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Why are you running rims that wide? Is this a purpose built track, or compeditive auto-x car? What type of spring rates, ride heigth, and camber are you running? Any other suspension mods? What kind of tires will you be using?

Id say search in the motorsports area of the forum...

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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First of all, you're in the wrong forum.

Having said that, I'm drunk, bored, and I feel like helping.

You first shave off all of the inner fender lip. Don't even bother rolling it.

Then you look above what you just shaved, and you'll see where the innermost of the two layers of metals makes a little protrusion inwards (towards the strut). You get the angle grinder and shave like 0.5~1.0 inches of the inner layer.

Now you have a giant gap. Smear on some hard ass glue into your new gap.

Pull out rubber mallet. Hit the inner layer back out onto the outer layer so that the glue actually does something now.

Now hit out everything you want, and pray that you didnt hit so much that you can't re-attach your fender trim piece/flair.

I'm going to go out on a whim and say you haven't searched, so don't be all sad when people call you a noob and bash you. I would've done the same if I wasn't all happy.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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To do this requires sheet metal skills, welding, and basic body prep and painting. To do this you need to be able to:

Weld. Both Mig and Tig most likely. Mig for structural changes. Tig for the sheet metal work.

You need to be able to form your own repair sections out of sheet metal. This means bashing away with a hammer, dolly, torch, and forming posts.

If you want it to not look like s@#$t you need to be able to do basic body work like filling, sanding, and painting.

Most importantly you need to spend some time learning how cars are put together because if you knew that and you knew the required skills you wouldn't need to ask this question.

If you're serious about acquiring the skills to one day be able to do this, my advice would be to start now by acquiring some tools and teaching yourself to weld, and buying this guys DVD:

http://metalshapingzone.com/shop/pag...xZ&shop_param=

If you can't pull off some of the simpler stuff in that video without banging your head against a wall or burning yourself beyond recognition you're better off paying someone else to do this or running non-ridiculous tires because seriously, unless you're running 500+hp at the wheels you're fine with tires that'll fit within the stock body work.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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I assume he is just rolling with the VW croud. Id think we would have heard some explanation if there was any logical reason for this.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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Yeah, true. Or he could just be ignorant kid who can be taught. I'd rather he learn why the idea is stupid as it may lead to actual rational thought being put into future mods.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #7
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Cut the whole shebang out. Using brackets, spot weld in to provide support for the inner and outer fender. Weld in sheet metal to bridge the gap. Build fiberglass wheel arches.
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