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eaton89
Member
posted March 01, 2004 06:18 PM
I cut the rockers out of my Olds metric and would like to put a side skirt on the outside of the car to hide the missing side. A year ago or so there was a car on here (picture of a car for sale) that had these on the car as well as a hood cal and rear spoiler and front older monty plastic nose, car was nice looking. I'd like to do a similar side skirt but dont know what to make it out of, also does it need some bracing behind it. Can these be made out of 1/8" plastic sheeting. Any suggestions please, thanks.


racer17j
Member
posted March 01, 2004 07:01 PM
alot of guys do make them out of the plastic you can buy from performance bodies or you can just use aluminum like mod and late model bodies are made from thats what i used to patch the rust holes in my 1/4 panels


robhbk24
Member
posted March 02, 2004 02:12 PM
I'm not hiding the fact that I dont have rockers in there, I just dont want to see that there is a piece missing on the bottom of the door.I think the skirts look cool and different than everyone else at our track. Plastic is the way I would like to go but not sure how to make it stiff enough on the bottom so it doesnt curl up, maybe doubling up the plastic. Dont want to add a bunch of weight that was taken out by removing the rockers


racer17j
Member
posted March 02, 2004 07:23 PM
that stuff is tough as nails it will hold shape as long as you don't make it to long i've seen alot of guys replace the rockers with a 1 or 1 1/4 piece of tubing and rivit the skirts to that gives you a body line and adds some strength


ryan
Member
posted March 02, 2004 07:27 PM
I take a piece of 20 ga or aluminum and cut it to about 7 inches and I use the brake and put a bend in about two inches down so that when the 2 inch piece is against the body the 5inch piece is straight up and down. Can't remember the angle off the top of my head. Behind the rear wheel wells I do about the same thing but mark one side 2 inches higher so it slopes up. Remember to make sure your wheel wells are cut out first. I never use any bracing. Hope thats what you are looking for.

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allzway
Member
posted March 02, 2004 08:10 PM
ooops.. wrong post.

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eaton89
Member
posted March 02, 2004 09:16 PM
Thats a really good looking car.
Do you have a picture of the rear and a better one of the hood scoop, just curious on how and what it looks like. Is that a motified scoop.


merlinmech2
Member
posted March 03, 2004 06:54 AM
nice job!!!!


robhbk24
Member
posted March 03, 2004 03:21 PM
Bought the hood scoop at a swap meet used for 5 buck been running it and repainting for 3 years. Don't have any pictures that are small enough to go on here. Whats your email I'll send you some.


ryan
Member
posted March 04, 2004 08:53 PM
Also thats last years car this years will be much better.


eaton89
Member
posted March 04, 2004 09:25 PM
eaton89@easilink.com . You will have to post a new picture for us to gock at. If I ever get mine all back together I'll post a picture. Just set the motor back in tonight. Thanks for the replies. I like pictures


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