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Old 12-24-2013, 06:11 PM
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Well not big wheelies, maybe around 2'-3' each launch.
My car has always left low and straight, but now with alot of weight removed from the front end and some Afco DA front shocks and 275 springs. IDK!

Another thing, my car stays on wheel dollys in my garage most of the time. I guess I need to be extra careful when pushing it around by the fenders.
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Rene, Merry Christmas man!

Ok now have some time, missed a lot of this. I would go with JL on this, I haven't raced it in the shape your talking, but felt uncomfortable with my inner fenders after removing it like the previous pic.

Go the whole saw rout but do your homework and space them for maximum weight removal.

I bet you could even take out the front inner fender, and steel keep a sturdy front end this way

Im sure I could dig you up whatever pic on this you need.

Unless of course you do through firewall bars!
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I'd like to find some pics with the hole saws.
I removed my front bumper foam and crash bar and cut the bottom of the crash bar off and hole saw it. So I could still have my fog lights. That's the only lights I have up front.
And that turn out pretty nice.
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....or you can just make more power for that pig.


(Merry Xmas buddy )
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LOL, yeah this ole motor just don't make enought HP!
Merry Christmas Brent.
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Id like to see some hole saw pics also. I know ive seen some on here before
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Ive have some holes saw pics for many years ago somewere, of done back in the day. it was only like 3-5 pounds removed. Just 6-8 big holes and some on the bottom I think. its nothing fancy.I bet its more work to drill the holes, I would just hack it off and take all the weight. I havnt found anyone having a issue with it gone.


edit found one pic.
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and morre
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morreee...
and I posted alot of pics in my build thread of whats inside and behind the metal, and whats goes to wear. whats spot welded to what whats riveted, whats sealed off, whats tools work good ect.
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Here's my lower crash bar, I hole sawed. You could really tell a difference in the weight.
Wish I'd weigh it before and after. I'll leave this on until I can find some 3" x 3" angle aluminium.
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Thanks for the pics, Studderin.
What would you do, hole saw or cut them out? I think you cut yours out, would you do it again or hole saw them.
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Finally cut the inner metal, it was around 10-12 lbs.
Also got the door bars out. They were around 20 lbs total.
Doors are extremely light now.
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How flimsy are the fenders after doing that? Say if someone leans on it by accident
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Originally Posted by 98Camarod View Post
How flimsy are the fenders after doing that? Say if someone leans on it by accident
My wife has leaned on mine from time to time by accident and no damage, but it also depends on who leans on it
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Originally Posted by chewy99ws6 View Post
My wife has leaned on mine from time to time by accident and no damage, but it also depends on who leans on it
haha

Maybe I'll jigsaw some large rectangles out of it to leave some structure there in case a fatty leans on it.
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I haven't put the fenders back on yet.
If you have a dd car, I would just hole saw the metal to leave some structure.
Use a 1 1/8" hole saw and swiss cheese it. Like my pic of my lower crash bar. I wouldn't use the big holesaws.
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Here is a couple of pics with the front cut open and the inside fenders cut off.
Very little structural goes across the front.
This year with 40+ 1.2 60' times the car is still straight. No bars going out front.
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