Thought would add a couple of 'how to' bits I did some years ago. I'm not sure I'm actually going to use these wings now simply because of their substantial weight etc, and the rear valance isn't much good with the scoob in there etc. thought someone might find useful old as they are though.
WIDE WINGS (**update, since photobucket have gone to pot I've reupped 4 pics to vzi tho the how to do is now a little lost....of that makes sense?)
These aren't the rules, but a guide to how I did it
OK, I have fitted 8.5" Wolfrace Slotmags on the back, and they stick out of standard wings conciderably. You couldn't drive with them like that at least. So the plan was to buy some 3" wider fibreglass wings or make some. Being a tight numpty, having 2 spare pre67 wings from the cab and always having to do it the hard way I chose to make my own.
I managed to get 2 long strips of sheet metal, conciderably thinker than standard wing metal. Cost me £10. They were 2 meters by 3.5" wide, allowing me 1/4" overlap at each side where attaching to the wings (no butt welds here
) and an total of 3" wider wings.
First thing to do was bolt on the wings, I then measured 1/2" (if I remember correctly) from the fold in the wing where it sits flush with the body. Joined the dots and gave me a line to cut with a jigsaw.
Looked like this: pic 1
Bolt the strip on as you would a wing and then comes the tricky part, and is a 2 man job really, especially in the absence of any decent G clamps (all my poundland ones snapped in half!! ha ha):
I then tacked this in place with spot welds (no pic sorry), and then proceeded to join the tacks, giving me a 'mini' wing and nice seam weld.
Same again for the next part of the wing, G clamp, spot weld then seam:
Chop off the excess metal (I will tidy this up later):
and then the horrible job, grinding down the seam welds!! YAWN. Its not as badly distorted as the pic makes it look, bad scan:
For the other side I took a slightly different approach and decided to do all the tack welds first and then take my time joining them up with seam welds to avoid heat distortion. TBH the end result was pretty much the same as the other side. There is some distortion but noting a ball pane and filler won't sort: