We’re back with the story of my Chevette Hatch with project focused on the slopes. engine parts In the last post I talked about how I started this adventure endless and as I left me the first experience in a drag race and track day. Now it’s time to fix a problem that almost made me lose a tire on the track day.
It is, as many have hoped and even commented on another post, I gave my face to slap despite the disapproval of some people, but I cut the fenders to put the flares fenders, which inspired me this Opel Kadett City ( Chevette Hatch German) prepared for the slopes.
But I had to choose which would be used in the project. Researched albums on eBay but the price would go high for me at the time, H-beam Connecting Rods then discarded and went in search of something national and that was easy to adapt. I ended up staying in doubt between the line Adventure Fiat and Montana Generation 1. I ended up choosing the Montana and now lacked only create courage to make the cut and adaptations that I thought it would be cool. Fenders Montana were pretty big, but just right embedded in the arches of the fenders of the Chevette (coincidentally, Chevrolet?). But after doing the first test, I found particularly disproportionate.
That’s when me and Daniel, a great friend of the club that was helping me as always to give life to ideas, we decided to make some cuts in order to reduce the size of the fenders until they best could adjust the car lines. We did some measurements and cut all the same size, as we more harmonious, painted matte black and set off pro can the court!
We were already doing the cutting and drilling ready to leave each side that we asked, because anxiety to see done already beat us well before buying all the material. The front had no difficulty, cut the can, just trimmed the sharp parts and made the hole according to the fender flare, which would be screwed with locking nuts, so you have no danger of play. In the picture below you can see how was the front.
At the rear, to cut the can, we face two comings cans of one car side and one wheel box, they met and formed the rear fender. When cutting, the plates logically desecontraram and the normal process of all that put on the back fender flares, is to weld the place where these plates are released so that it is not getting water between them.
Okay, I know that, but he also knew he needed to have access to fit the screws that held the fender with nut locking the same as the front. crankshaft I could do that and then perform the welding, but one day I wanted to retire to exchange the fenders would have to reopen the weld, at the risk of spoiling painting? No. We put the rear fender, screwed, and refuted the maximum the can inside for her to join the outside, and left just like that, for easier access in the future. The car is facing the tracks and I do not care about the exaggerated purism, only to be functional and to give me freedom of access by the time I want without any problems. And so, we completed the installation of the rear fender flares.