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Hey,

I looked at the knowledge base, but wanted to see if there are any other options <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" /> .

Just removed my rear spoiler- ground effects for my 1986 IROC to install my new edQuay spoiler.

Two issues:

The first are the penny size holes left behind from the removal of the spoiler-ground effects on the upper rear fender next to the deck lid. This is a race car and I would like the to just use filler?

The second is the spoiler conflicts with the rear deck pins that replaced the latch. I need to move them 1 3/8 inches over. These are also penny size holes, but the new holes will most likely stress the old pin holes. Can filler be used? Is there another way to hold the deck lid down (Latch will not work since chute mount required removal of it)?

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David

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to fill in the holes put a penny behind it and weld them in with a mig... apparently the welding won't stick to the penny...

you should be able to just move the pins over and fill in the old holes how I mentioned above
 

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Thanks for the input!

Yup, that's what I saw in the database link. I really do not want to weld it (Not an easy endeavor to get it to a welder).

I was hoping that there is a good new tech filler that would work?

It a race car not a show car.........
 

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well I am guessing that taking it to a welding shop is out of the question...

You COULD bondo over it but I am not too sure how long this would last... umm pulling the rear hatch piece looks like a pain in the *** (was gunna swap mine but opted to fix it on the car) hmmmmmmm..... If it were me I would just weld it... gotta be a welder somewhere that you can use...
 

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For filling the holes you could back it up with fiberglass and bondo over the top. Evercoat makes stuff called Tigerhair that is a ***** to work with but is tough. It has chopped fiberglass in it. As far as removing the latch for the trunk, why not use either hood type pins or fasten it back down using Dzus 1/4 turn fasteners. The dzus fasteners are what you see a lot of racers using to hold panels on. They are spring loaded and only take a 1/4 turn of the screwdriver to release them.

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never thought about fiberglass... hmm your names david too and you have a 3rd gen... damn something about my name and 3rd gens.. you are like the 4th or 5th person who I have seen with the same name and style car as me
 

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Fiberglass it......Or just put another CRAFTSMAN sticker over it....

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Here ir another idea you can use i have done this several times,clean both sides of the hole to the bare metal get yourself one of those large soldering irons,( the ones that you plug in and wait for 10 min. to heat up) after cleaning both sides of hole, back it with some metal maybe .050 make it a little larger than the hole soak it with a good quality soldering flux and just fill it with solder works great a little filing and sanding and you are done i just use a piece of wood or what ever you have to hold the metal in place until the solder cools, I have also used this to fill in holes where chrome strips use to reside when doing this use a contersink in your drill motor and just hit it a few times to give you more surface for the solder to stick to flux it and solder on small holes you do not need metal backing. hope this helps. :D
 

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Hey,

Well I took the advise on finding a welder. TRB from Roadtech (http://www.roadtechonline.com/) dropped by with his welder and filled the holes. We used small pieces of sheet metal held by a magnetic on the back side. A little grinding and filler and I will be there.

Already welded it up before I saw the solder idea. Have to say that's a neat one that would not require filler.

Ok her are some before and after picture of the work. Still need to grind the welds down though.


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<a href="http://207.53.239.181/~terry/RatMobile/BackHalf/" target="_blank">http://207.53.239.181/~terry/RatMobile/BackHalf/</a>

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