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Old 09-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #26
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Sorry for not updating guys, been a long week. I haven't had the time to drive around body shops lately. Will keep u guys updated
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #27
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Keep going. I'd just bring the trunk into a body shop and have them look at it. The guy who complained about not being able to access the back of the metal maybe scared you away. Just bring it in and see what they'll charge. I can't imagine you are the first person in the world to make this request.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #28
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Keep going. I'd just bring the trunk into a body shop and have them look at it. The guy who complained about not being able to access the back of the metal maybe scared you away. Just bring it in and see what they'll charge. I can't imagine you are the first person in the world to make this request.
I got balls of steel sir > nobody can scare me away! I just didn't have time to go around. :P going to do a run around town this Monday to see what's up
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #29
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I got tired of looking for a wingless as well. So I made some plugs at work and welded them. Took it to a body shop and they did the bondo. I'll post pics when I get home. I'm on the iPhone app.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #30
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I'm very interested in this thread, I have an extra wrx trunk lid that I want to make wingless
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #31
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Sorry thought i had more helpful pictures. i thought i took pictures of the welds and plugs before body work, but i guess i didnt
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #32
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Thank you so much guys! So the welding, they just welded the top?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:39 PM   #33
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Just went to a local shop. $150.... I purchased this trunk for 50..if that 150 .. Plus paint.. Might as well just bought a wingless
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #34
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Wingless is too fresh
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #35
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I realize you are not in Philadelphia, but I have a spare wingless trunk sitting in my basement. It is a custom white which is close to AWP (but not exact). All welding already done professionally. It's the exact trunk shown in these pictures:

http://www.topscoob.com/2008/10/scoo...de-inside.html

Wingless, badgeless, white!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:03 PM   #36
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I realize you are not in Philadelphia, but I have a spare wingless trunk sitting in my basement. It is a custom white which is close to AWP (but not exact). All welding already done professionally. It's the exact trunk shown in these pictures:

http://www.topscoob.com/2008/10/scoo...de-inside.html

Wingless, badgeless, white!
How much woult you want it for?


Update: went to 4 body shops, 2 out of the 4 said they wouldnt touch it with a 20 ft pole :/

the other 2 said $150.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #37
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$250 picked up. I can PM you brand new pictures of it as soon as I get home if you are interested.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:13 AM   #38
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$250 picked up. I can PM you brand new pictures of it as soon as I get home if you are interested.
250 is such a good deal :/ but I can't pick it up :,,,,,,(
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #39
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I have two trunks ones with the sti wing and th wrx wing that i dont use. Was definetly looking into doing this to it. I guess it seems the best way to go is trunk swap. But great write up!
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #40
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How much woult you want it for?


Update: went to 4 body shops, 2 out of the 4 said they wouldnt touch it with a 20 ft pole :/

the other 2 said $150.
That's ridiculous. Granted I've never gotten a quote for welding something up, I just do it myself. And the 2 that won't touch it, I wouldn't take anything to. If they're scared of a little welding then...

I'd suggest going to your local forum on here and asking if anybody is willing to help you with it. Offer beer/food/whatever and I'm sure somebody can help out. All you need is a welder and a grinder.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #41
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That 150 is just for welding too. Not even body filling. Ima try to ask around a bit. What forums section would you think I should post in?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #42
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If your in SoCal you can come use my welder n do it yourself lol
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:30 AM   #43
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If your in SoCal you can come use my welder n do it yourself lol
I wish I was in SoCal :/ I'm on the east coast
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #44
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Just an update guys, apparently there's this stuff called "JB weld" it's supposedly cold weld made for metals. Been looking at a lot of reviews and some people are saying its "God" in a tube. I think this might be the solution.

Costs under $20 bucks. Melting temp is >500 Fahrenheit and cold resistance til like -86. Since I live on earth near the shoreline. I don't think that I'm going to hit those temps

Going to purchase those guys tomorrow!
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:07 PM   #45
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You'll probably need a grinder to smooth out the JB Weld. Check around at local welding shops, they may be more willing to give it a shot than an autobody shop.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #46
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You'll probably need a grinder to smooth out the JB Weld. Check around at local welding shops, they may be more willing to give it a shot than an autobody shop.
I'm going to put the JB weld on the inside of the trunk so your not going to see anything on the exterior. And I've asked around, there aren't any local welding and I think I'm just goin to JB weld it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #47
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I'm going to put the JB weld on the inside of the trunk so your not going to see anything on the exterior. And I've asked around, there aren't any local welding and I think I'm just goin to JB weld it.
JB weld is pretty amazing make sure to abrade (rough up) the surface you're applying it to so that it has something to adhere to. Use some 80 grit or 120 and it should leave it rough enough to adhere. Welding is better, but JB weld will last a loooonnnngggg time!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #48
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I wish I was in SoCal :/ I'm on the east coast
If you bring it to PA I will weld it for free.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #49
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If you bring it to PA I will weld it for free.
O.O no way r u serious? Would u like something in return?!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #50
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O.O no way r u serious? Would u like something in return?!
If you are willing to make the drive I would be more than happy to help you out. Pick up some paint on the way and you can pass on the roller job too, I have a spray gun and big compressor.
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