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Hey all,

I wanna try and shave off the stripping that goes along the length of my 85p-type. however I noticed that the wheel flares have notches to accomidate the pieces of stripping. I have two questions about this:

1. Does anyone know a good way to nodify the flares so that they look smooth and natural after paint? Fiberglass or some kind of filler?

2. Can the black rubber that goes between the flare and the body be purchased from a body shop in continuous pieces so I can run it around the wholeedge of the modified flare?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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Sean
 

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fiberglass would probably work the best to modify the flare, but it would still be alot of work.

IIRC you can buy flares just like ours from the datsun sites, and some of them are flexible plastic, i bet theyd fit pretty well.
just a thought.

and the trim... i cant remember exactly what it looks like, but i thought it was just that ding guard trim people put on the edges of their doors.
black U-shaped channel, slips on, some has adhesive inside some doesnt.

go to canadian tire or pepboys or autozone or partsource and im sure youll find it.
 

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Does anyone know where I can get information on how to do the fiberglass modifications? I tried google but it was a wild goose chase. Anyknown sites that describe the procedure?
 

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you'll need some autobody experince to get it looking good. You can pick up a fiberglass repair kit at a parts store, it will have most of what you need and directions as to how to mix and apply it, but really you might want to get a book on bodywork to get the finishing right, or find someone who knows they're stuff to show you.
 

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i am doing the same thing to my 83 and have come up with this:

using my dremel i cut out the section where the bulge is, then on my damaged spare flare i cut out an identical piece from somewhere close to the bulge (you will have to be patient when looking for the newpiece to find one that is very similar) then using a fiberglass repair kit, i put the new piece in and smooth it out.

it make it a lot smoother than i (also a novice with fiberglass) could have done freehand with the 'glass


another tip, make sure you weld metal behind all of the wholes in the body where the trim was attached before you bondo it, its alot better than that 'metal tape' some places will use

and no, the trim is not door edgemoulding, i haventbeen able to find it so i am smooting the flares right onto the body...but this will get expensive when one breaks...

don
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I want to do this too. I have tried finding a body repair site with no luck. The flare trim was available from Toyota last year if I remeber the egroup post right. I dont know about now. An autobody speciaist might have it. Take them a sample and look fpr something close. I like the smoothed in look. My strips have been painted body color so they look blended already.
 

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What did you do about the rubber piece that goes between the flair and the body?
 

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It was painted when I bought the car and I havent touched them since.To many broken things to worry about before I get to things that arent broken :cry:
 

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2. Can the black rubber that goes between the flare and the body be purchased from a body shop in continuous pieces so I can run it around the wholeedge of the modified flare?
I purchased 'the black rubber' last year from Toyota in Calgary. I have dug through my receipts and found the following:

Part Number: 53852-14020
Description: Pad, Extension
Price: $19.69CDN

It was enough for the right, rear flare.
I hope that I'm giving you the correct information. The Toyota part description from my receipt is not very helpful.
 

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I am doing this ATM, completely smoothing out the sides and blending the flares to the body, no trim at all, it is taking body filler to get rid of the holes, removal of all things rubber and using fibreglass and filler to mold the rest ine. Did this to a celica of a friends, i'd say it looks good but to each his own.
 

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Just finished this project, no specialists needed, just time, fiberglass, filler and primer, and some 80 and 180 grit sandpaper.
 

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Im thinkn of doing the same thing to my 85 5mge supra..all my mouldings are rotted and hanging. looks really bad..im gonna weld the holes closed, and TRY to fill those moulding pockets( on the flares) in.. hopn for the best
 

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Im thinkn of doing the same thing to my 85 5mge supra..all my mouldings are rotted and hanging. looks really bad..im gonna weld the holes closed, and TRY to fill those moulding pockets( on the flares) in.. hopn for the best
check out pics in "picture forums", under 85 smooth side.
 
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