RX7Club.com


Go Back   RX7Club.com > Generation Specific > 1st Generation Specific (1979-1985) > 1st Gen Archive
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor DirectoryUsed Cars Garage
Welcome to RX7Club.com

 
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-08, 07:17 PM   #1
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
(BODY) How To: Datsun 240Z fender flares on an FB!

Yes thats right. I have started the install on the FB. The Rear Passenger is mounted. I took pictures of the whole process. I will post some teaser pics later.

There are a few problems and a few things that I am going to change.

Stay tuned!
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 10:11 PM   #2
Say hello to Mr.Wankel
5 Year Member
 
dbragg's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (7)

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cartersville, Ga
Posts: 5,949
you= the MFing man

where did you order them?
__________________
79' - 12a, RE exhaust, Dellorto 48, 2nd gen / MSD ignition, FD alt, TII F/R brakes, Moser axles, Tokico Illuminas, Respeed coil overs and camber plates, Racing Beat front sway bar and strut bar, Work Equip 16x7/8

84' GSLSE Pacific wide body - stock roller
dbragg is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:07 PM   #3
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Before



With my measurements


After





as you can see I am working in very limited confines. I had about 6 ft of space between the wall and rear wheel. I will finish up the driver's side rear the rest of this week and then do the fronts. Fronts are easy.... Rears take alittle work.

Like I said full write up. Mean time enjoy my passenger rear.....







__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:10 PM   #4
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
blam!

there are little things that don't do it for me like the gaps at the bottoms, front and rear. I have an Idea to resolve that. I tried to limit modifing the flares as much as possible. This is because I track this car and a hit to the side would kill the flare I would rather replace it with something over the counter and no modifications.

Let me know what you think?
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:20 PM   #5
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by aws140 View Post
you= the MFing man

where did you order them?
Got them locally from classic datsun. They make them when you order them. They are a good bunch of Guys. My 510 buddy introduced me to them.

When I finish this I plan on assembling a ZG Flare hardware kit. While the mounts I used are fairly strong and sturdy I question the longevity of the expansion nuts.

So I ordered a bag of nut-inserts that are perfect for this installation. The last bit I ordered as well is a "gasket" that runs between the fender and the flare. This gasket will conceal the gaps.

The bottom gaps I don't quite know yet. I might just do an compound triangle to fill the gap. We shall see.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:21 PM   #6
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by rotary_X7 View Post
Can't wait to see the finished project.
Should be all done with the exception of the small bits by this weekend.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:32 PM   #7
Shell 93
10 Year Member
 
kevinbtz's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (3)

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 902
Just wondering the size and offset of the wheels?

Thanks for the pics!!!
kevinbtz is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:45 PM   #8
my fb is older than me
 
woodonastick's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (1)

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Jose
Posts: 690
Send a message via AIM to woodonastick
TAS = LEGENDARY

i always wanted to try it but my fundings wouldnt allow it. i was always afraid that it would be a terrible lost.
__________________
woodonastick is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:45 PM   #9
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinbtz View Post
Just wondering the size and offset of the wheels?

Thanks for the pics!!!
15x8 rears +15 offset, plus a 10mm spacer, on 225/50/15 rubber

You could totally run a 15x9 with zero offset.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-08-08, 11:51 PM   #10
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodonastick View Post
TAS = LEGENDARY

i always wanted to try it but my fundings wouldnt allow it. i was always afraid that it would be a terrible lost.
Well after drilling the holes... I kinda committed myself. When I cut the inner and outer fender flare.... There was no going back. Thats why I took pictures so I could remember the measurements.

I always knew the ZG's were possible. Thing is when I bought them I took a blind leap. When I received them I put them on the car and realized... this could work.

I always try so make something work. And if the didn't? and I screwed up? Gives me a reason to put my imsa widebody rear kit on. Which is soon to be for sale.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 09:34 AM   #11
Never Follow
10 Year Member
 
82transam's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (16)

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 7,741
pandafb
I like the look, but I thought they would go down farther, they end a little too high for my liking. Very nice work though!
82transam is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 09:39 AM   #12
All out Freak!
5 Year Member
 
RX-7 Chris's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (19)

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,947
Will you be doing the front?
__________________
http://coloradomazdaclub.com
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL 390 auto
1970 Ford F250 Explorer 390 4bl C6
My Car Blog
RX-7 Chris is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 03:04 PM   #13
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by RX-7 Chris View Post
Will you be doing the front?
Yes probably tonight.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 08:52 PM   #14
Shell 93
10 Year Member
 
kevinbtz's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (3)

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 902
Just to let you know I was able to make them sit more flush at the tips while test fitting mine tonight by using a heat gun and carefully bend them in at the tips. If you do this you have to hold the bend till it cools, and be careful because you can crack the fiberglass doing it. I did it in baby steps and it seemed to work the best.

Good luck,
Kevin
kevinbtz is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 08:58 PM   #15
Registered Loser
5 Year Member
 
2fast2rotar's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 206
OMG I want those bad!!

How much u pay? And whats the name of the shop?? Website??

PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!

Those are sick!

Nice work.
__________________
1984 GS with Racing Beat FOR SALE
http://www.rx7club.com/1st-generation-rx-7-1979-1985-vehicles-109/1984-rx-7-racing-beat-784793/



Looking for an FC!
2fast2rotar is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 09:10 PM   #16
No Life.
10 Year Member
 
Slammed_GSL's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (13)

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Drifting a Roundabout near you!
Posts: 1,325
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by TAS View Post
So I ordered a bag of nut-inserts that are perfect for this installation. The last bit I ordered as well is a "gasket" that runs between the fender and the flare. This gasket will conceal the gaps.

The bottom gaps I don't quite know yet. I might just do an compound triangle to fill the gap. We shall see.
Looking good! It takes some care but the final product is well worth it, get some skirts to make it really pop!

This is how I took care of my gaps...

Finished Flares and skirt installation Pics
Fender cut for wide wheels, Pics part1
Attached Thumbnails
(BODY) How To: Datsun 240Z fender flares on an FB!-rx7_flare-jpg  
__________________
FB Drifting LLC
Slammed_GSL is offline  
Old 01-09-08, 10:40 PM   #17
Say hello to Mr.Wankel
5 Year Member
 
dbragg's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (7)

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cartersville, Ga
Posts: 5,949
WOOO!! my SA is dying to get itself some of these. i have been wanting to buy some and try, but i cant afford it if they wouldnt work.

how much did your kit run?

i LOVE those flares. i like how they go down more than straight out. thats what i dont like about fibremazs flares.

you have an IMSA widebodykit also? full? uninstalled? hmm, wow. impressive. also the BEST WB kit for the FB EVER made.
__________________
79' - 12a, RE exhaust, Dellorto 48, 2nd gen / MSD ignition, FD alt, TII F/R brakes, Moser axles, Tokico Illuminas, Respeed coil overs and camber plates, Racing Beat front sway bar and strut bar, Work Equip 16x7/8

84' GSLSE Pacific wide body - stock roller
dbragg is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 12:47 AM   #18
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
you ran a gasket... thats what i intend to do. I like the flares by the way... where did you get them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slammed_GSL View Post
Looking good! It takes some care but the final product is well worth it, get some skirts to make it really pop!

This is how I took care of my gaps...

Finished Flares and skirt installation Pics
Fender cut for wide wheels, Pics part1
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 12:47 AM   #19
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2fast2rotar View Post
OMG I want those bad!!

How much u pay? And whats the name of the shop?? Website??

PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!

Those are sick!

Nice work.
Classic datsun in san diego about 200.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 12:50 AM   #20
My 7 is my girlfriend.
5 Year Member
 
orion84gsl's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (4)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,125
Send a message via MSN to orion84gsl
He got those from CPRacing, out of business, crappy service, etc etc. However, they are the only company that ever made flares to fit the 1st Gen.
__________________
1984 GSL: She goes.... when she's in one piece.
orion84gsl is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 12:50 AM   #21
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinbtz View Post
Just to let you know I was able to make them sit more flush at the tips while test fitting mine tonight by using a heat gun and carefully bend them in at the tips. If you do this you have to hold the bend till it cools, and be careful because you can crack the fiberglass doing it. I did it in baby steps and it seemed to work the best.

Good luck,
Kevin
did they fit flush to the fender? How long did you heat them? I am not happy with the rear gap so I am going to reposition the rear closer to the wheel.

The gap between the flare and the tire is the same as stock... my car is lowered with eibachs. I am going to cut a coil to get the tires nice and flush with the flare. I also will pickup alittle spring rate too... something that is needed.
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 12:52 AM   #22
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by orion84gsl View Post
He got those from CPRacing, out of business, crappy service, etc etc. However, they are the only company that ever made flares to fit the 1st Gen.
yeah CP went defunct like 2 years ago... I should of pickup those flares then. But i had a hardon for widebody. But i couldn't find a front that I liked....
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 02:38 AM   #23
Old Fart Young at Heart
 
trochoid's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (6)

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: St Joe MO
Posts: 15,135
Send a message via MSN to trochoid
When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
trochoid is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 02:54 AM   #24
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by trochoid View Post
When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
I am ready
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 02:55 AM   #25
TAS
Spinner
 
Trader Score: (0)

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by trochoid View Post
When you guys are ready, I'll do a short writeup and post pics on how to trimout the rear fenders.
what rims are you running? Tires?
__________________
83 RX7 LE - My baby, now ZG Flared
4 misc 1st gens = one running car

2005 Lincoln LS Sport, Daily w/ v8 power
TAS is offline  
Old 01-10-08, 02:55 AM
RX7Club
Mazda RX7




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
 

Tags
13b, 240z, body, colorado, datsun, fender, fiberglass, flare, flares, how, install, racing, sale, to, zg

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(BODY) How To: Modify wheel wells for fender flares trochoid 1st Gen Archive 28 01-30-08 07:25 PM
86 FC vs. 73 Datsun 240Z cooliomo Racing Kills Lounge 14 02-26-07 12:46 AM
Stolen!!! Datsun 240z PERTANO Old School and Other Rotary 1 02-16-07 08:15 PM
Especially for KIM: Datsun 240Z rotary emotions European Forum 4 10-08-06 07:31 AM
Datsun 240z vents alien_rx7 1st Generation Specific (1979-1985) 7 11-04-03 09:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.
All content Copyright 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc.

Contacts

SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.