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Old 14-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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EOI: BA fender braces




So i bought these fender braces above off YahooAuc a while back, and they're rubbish! Only half-welded and they weigh a freakin ton.

I'm looking at getting a decent set made from oval tubular bar, in a lightweight alloy.

If i can get interest for 10 sets (which is probably a big ask, i know), then they'd be around $220 a set . That's about $100 for materials and 3 hours labour a pair.

What are they? They're a brace that sits behind the front guards, and stiffen the front end and reduce body flex. They mount to the door hinge mounts and the upper area of the inner guard/outer engine bay area.

Anyone else interested in a set?

Will be made to fit BA Hatch and Hardtop - might fit BA Protege as well if i can find one to test them on.
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Old 14-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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ha ha i remember these i was interested in them..

yer im interested rupe.
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Old 14-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhh put me down for a pair lol
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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i honestly think 5 is a realistic number Dan. there's just not enough of us, those with them just don't want to spend the $$ on mods.
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Old 15-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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Yeah i figured that'd be the limit myself.
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Old 15-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #7
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hey man.. what grade aluminium are you thinking ??? also just a thought, would they fit on a BJ??? with different bolt holes in those plates?? it make the braces with no bolt holes in them for the BJ owners. they can drill there own holes.. but this is all dependant on IF those plates are in the right location.. but u could always check with ur misses car tho..

I know a couple of BJ owns that might be interested if it all measures up
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Old 15-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #8
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This is not about BJs. Too much dicking around, to be honest. If you want BJ ones, someone else can get them made.
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Old 15-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #9
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dam it i was just about to ask would they fit hahah, ohwell but you do give me a very good idea and i know a fab i shall be having a word with him
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Old 15-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #10
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Old 16-04-2013, 04:01 AM   #11
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Definate interest. As in will not back out if it goes ahead.
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Old 16-04-2013, 05:11 AM   #12
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definitely keen. I'll commit.
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Well there's 7...
Who counting hahah
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Old 16-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #16
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Have u got someone lined up to make them ??? I can make them for u ....
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Yer what ever happened to this??? Ben get making
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #18
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Now that i've got a car i can use to test on, sure. But it's been a low priority lately
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #19
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Put me down for 1, if this gets off the ground. I won't back out, only hurdle is you have to ship to NZ
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Old 13-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #20
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Definatly! KEEN! I WANT THESE. My cars completetion date is 30th January. Rekon we can get a few sets made by then?
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