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Body kit modding help... #450668 Jun 30, 7:04pm Jun 30, 7:04pm
Joined: Oct 2003
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El Paso, Tx
2001 Black Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS
Octaandy OP
2001 Black Toyota Celica GTS
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 96
El Paso, Tx
Body kit modding help...
I am wanting to piece together a custom body kit from multiple kits. I know there will be some custom fabrication needed to get lines to match and flow. What would be both the best and easiest method to get a good quality look if I am doing the work myself?

For the finished kit, I want...

Front bumper - (what I currently have)
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Front quarter panels, side skirts & rear quarter panels - APR GT300 Widebody
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Rear Bumper - K2
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Re: Body kit modding help... [Re: Octaandy] #450837 Nov 1, 7:43am Nov 1, 7:43am
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It will take a ton of material to mold that front and rear bumper into that kit. You don't want to use regular filler on it, not only because that would be way too thick, but also because it wouldn't have the flex that the bumper underneath will have, so it will likely crack or separate.The plastic repair material you would need (can't remember the 3m part number off the top of my head) is flexible, adheres better to plastic (you will still need an adhesion promoter), and is quite expensive. As wide as those quarter flares are, I would think you'd be doing well if you could finish the job with 6-7 tubes. Each tube costs about $55, you'll also need a special applicator gun that is ridiculously overpriced. You'll go through a ton of sandpaper in multiple grits as well. It's something that can be done, but it will be expensive as hell when all is said and done. Or you could do some ghetto job with bondo and/or expanding foam. Haha. Neither of those is right for the job, and they won't last in the long run. smile

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