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 Post subject: 1st Gen CRX Fender braces
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:24 pm 
The first step is to strip down the car:

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The fenders literally fell apart in my hands and had to be trashed, I guess I will be sourceing some new ones before the Weenie Roast in the fall.

The next step is to stop at the liquor store to pick up a six pack of Coors, the liquid refreshment of choice for the guy who does my welding. He did the aluminum welding on the bracket I fabricated to replace the heavy impact absorbers that live under the bumper covers.

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Any way, the welder whipped up four four inch long "end plates" made out of 1/8" x 1 1/2" steel bar stock that got welded to the existing structure and then he tied the plates together with 1" steel tube.

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As you can see, the brace is not tied to the structure in the middle and there is enough room to slip some fingers in behind it.

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The Result: I can feel a significant difference in the rigidity of the car's front end.

The Bottom Line: The cost of this project, including materiels, is just barely over $100.

But I also will need to spend some money to replace my fenders :(.

Scott


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:04 am 

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Location: France ; Lille (North)
Good work !


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Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:36 pm
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Location: northern California
damm come help me do mine lol


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