Molding 01-02 WW kit onto 98-00 bumper like never before

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the beginning of the end.


Nice layer of the finer filler applied, this is stage 1. this filler will be applied multiple times, you'll see why in a second...
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radius of the bumper is getting there.
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Evercoat Poly-Flex (flexible bondo, bondo is actually a pretty ****ty brand/product now that i have more experience with other much better stuff)
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fine filler applied to the rear
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the ends of the bumper/lips are starting to be straighter like i wanted :D YES!!!
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sanded down the fine filler with a sanding block (cant use power sander anymore, not accurate enough at this level, so the rest of the work from here on out is all by hand, im gonna be buff as fcuk after this!!
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you can see the low spots after the sanding, thats why i need to apply a 2nd and maybe even a 3rd layer until there are no more low spots left. then and only then can i spray a light layer of primer which i will use to locate any flaws and correct them at that stage.
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tomorrow is my last day on this project, FML. so i'll be working on this thing probably alllllllllll day. from the time i wake up till sundown and probably even more after that.

then off to paint monday morning.
 

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the last update before you get to see it saturday....


i got so busy with the last stages of sanding, forgot to take pics until i had it primed....
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i think i got the curve of the fender to flow seamlessly with the new bumper/lip combo.
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if you look reallllly close, you see the super fine edge i had a hard time getting rid of, the shop will hopefully be able to take care of it.
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how she sits right now... this is also the new ride height, a little lower than before. also cut the metal behind the rear tire where it would rarely rub but i figured since i had the bumper off and the car was in the air, i'd cut it off. the little plastic clip that would hold the bumper against the metal is now useless because i cut the metal away completley so when i get the bumper back, i'll be fabricating a new bar to stabilize the rear bumper. now i'll have absolutely zero rubbing in the back. and very minimal in the front.
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good work man, is this your own personal shop? or a shop near by or what. i like the look of what you've done so far! can't wait to see it saturday
 

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it's my dad's shop, which i have to fully clean now because of the mess all the sanding made, there is dust EVERYWHERE. FML.
 

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Oh to have family that owned their own shop!

Vimal, I like where this is going, nice attention to detail with everything.

No surprise, as you have done that with every aspect of this project.

Looking forward to seeing the finish product!
 

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I am always impressed with what I see from you man, you are so detail oriented and nothing goes on your coupe unless it’s perfect and exactly the way you want it. You’ve really been a pioneer with this car and it’s really been awesome seeing someone take this much pride in an old 6GA.

I had reservations when you sold the OEM kit and stated your plans. But I see now I never should have had a doubt, this will look amazing, only because of the way you’re integrating the kit with the car. This kit “tacked on” just doesn’t look so great imo.

Looking forward to finished product!
 

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I didn't think there was any way you could improve over the OEM kit, but this looks like it just might do the trick. Can't wait to see the finished pics after paint, right now it still looks great even with just primer. Good luck :thumbsup:
 

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Im definitely a fan of the 0102 bumpers but I can see why you're going this route. This kit looked good on the 0102s and I can now say it looks good on the 98-00. ;)

Im with Chris. It's always good to see people taking time and paying attention to the small, extreme details and doing something right the first time. Nothing's worse than doing something half-***.
 
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