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#1 G'Racy

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

Has anyone got these and do they actually match up to the holes already drilled for the standard type plastic arches or did you have to drill new holes?

 

If you have these have you fitted them as they are or have you painted them, any pictures you have would be great.



#2 the.stroker

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:37 AM

i had a set of group 2 narrows,

 

fitted them unpainted and they looked class - original holes too. see my old White Mayfair thread for pics.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

I have these fitted & they line up with the existing holes for the Special plastic arches.

Only thing I had to do is cut the slots out to clear the body panel seams.

 

I painted mine metallic black for extra glossiness!

 

 

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

Left mine as they came and fitted the chrome edging, but they could do with a bit more wheel width to fill them out a bit.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the pictures all, great looking cars by the way, I think you've convinced me to get a set.

 

Will be going to Mini Fair this weekend, Huddersfield are listed as attending so I'll have a look at them before making a final decision to buy.

 

Question - have you all fitted the arch to body seal?



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

I have



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:11 PM

yep make sure you put in the rubber filler, takes 2 mins and stops scratches and neatens up the join.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

Ok so I bought the arches, mistakenly assumed from previous posts that they came with the holes predrilled, you have to drill the fixing holes in the arches yourself, not a problem just hadn’t realised.
I have another question though, have you fixed your arches on with self tapping screws or rivnuts?
Saw 2 cars on display at the show, 1 screws 1 rivnuts, any advantages/disadvantages to either?

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

Yea you have to drill them yourself :)

Regarding selftapers or rivnuts.
Whilst I am planning on swapping to rivnuts, the issue is that you create a larger hole in the body which, if your taste changes, becomes more of an issue to fill/repair. You also need to be more assured that your arches are sitting correctly, and that you don't want to swap soon. Hence why I'm still using selftapers ... My taste changes like I do my underwear...once a Week ;)

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:13 AM

black self tappers the best choice imo. easy, and take your time






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