ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
11/19/21 8:56 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UfiXDRwmONY

An alternative to traditional welding when replacing a fender? Why not just use glue?

That’s exactly what we did to replace a wrinkled rear quarter panel on our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite projectPresented by CRC Industries.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/23/21 11:52 a.m.

Just a bump for the Tuesday crowd. More how-tos are in the works. (And let us know what topics you'd like to see tackled in future videos.)

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/25/21 4:27 p.m.

Can you do this to replace rusty rockers?

 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
11/25/21 4:50 p.m.

The technology in adhesives is fantastic these days.  

frenchyd
frenchyd UltimaDork
11/25/21 6:01 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Somebody show how to replace a 70's - 80's EFI  system with a Megasquirt. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/26/21 12:07 p.m.
frenchyd said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Somebody show how to replace a 70's - 80's EFI  system with a Megasquirt. 

I'll likely be converting my x1/9 to megasquirt this spring, if you'd like to follow along. One of my goals is to run flex fuel/e85.

frenchyd
frenchyd MegaDork
4/15/22 5:12 a.m.
dean1484 said:

The technology in adhesives is fantastic these days.  

How good?   I've got fiberglass panels I was thinking of using Dzuse fasteners to put onto the steel body. But bonding seems like it would be neater. 
is it good enough to hold fiberglass fenders to steel body under racing conditions?  The heat from the tires and brakes wind pressure over 150 ?   Etc. 
   Is it reversible?  Another words if a moving body rubs an immovable force at speed and becomes ugly how hard is it to get off and rebound another fender back on? 

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
4/15/22 9:12 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

Modern epoxies are plenty strong. When you hear of supercars having a bonded aluminum chassis, they're glued together. demo video from Dow

For fiberglass you'd have to make sure the epoxy will stick to it.

Body adhesives are supposed to be permanent, removing it is going to take a lot of effort. Go with the dzus fasteners if they need to be replaceable.

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