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    ok i thought i would put a link to my project,on this subject matter of rusted arches,hoping if the first one turns out ok,it might help someone


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    excellent project repair , i wish i had done this instead of fitting a bodykit to my
    car , standard look is much better
     
     

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    Well my drivers side rear I'm gonna have to butcher and literally cut away the whole inside lip part what's left as that's catching my tyre leaving just the outer wing thats on show externally left and hope it holds up till I replace them and cursing lowering it at the moment and running 235s is adding to the dilema but I will be at the pod even minus wings as I've worked too hard to stop now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbbuzz View Post
    i have just bought 2 new rear arches ,so to cut out the ones on my car and have a mate weld them back in for me.got them from ebay,there not oem,but they are fine,i will be putting how it goes on my project thread over the next few weeks.. if you have not done them by then take a look. will have pics of progress.
    i got the same problem on mine and looking at replacing the arches with new ones, are the ebay ones good? ok i know they not oem but dont want any one crap arches
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt077 View Post
    i got the same problem on mine and looking at replacing the arches with new ones, are the ebay ones good? ok i know they not oem but dont want any one crap arches
    well i was happy with the result of mine, and the way we went about it. so i would say yes they are ok,that or used cut out from another car,or new oem ones..go for it.
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    Both rear arches no longer have any inner lips on them and that means no rubbing and i can now slam it further down
     
     

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    First off, excellent job and excellent cutting.

    By going into the corner you will have risked losing the sharpness off the crease unless filler is done really well and welds really flat and you can see by the way the filler patch has an uneven top edge the distortion into the flat panel as the weld starts and stops with max heat in the middle of each run.

    If you had made the cut 1/2" lower, the ridge would have stopped the flat side of the quarter distorting and kept all the filler in the arch.



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    Gonna rub mine down for now and spray over to save time and money as she might be up for sale soon or fit reiger wide arch kit

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    I see the arch thing on pistonheads i think thay was 100
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw noob View Post
    I see the arch thing on pistonheads i think thay was 100
    Get it cheaper than that but its time consuming cutting and fitting new ones and both I don't have so rub it down properly,treat offending areas and respray is more cost effective and I'm getting itchy feet anyway with it

    Mot it then decide what's next
     
     

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