Secret Project Revealed

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  1. Fred Kiehl

    Fred Kiehl Well-Known Member

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    I have been working on a project since February. It is finally done. I made plugs, molds, and then the parts for my 91 OCC. The project is fender skirts with the profile of the cladding. I took a couple of preliminary pictures with my cell phone. The pics are not of the usual quality I like, but you can see the results. I think the car looks longer and lower.

    I will make copies available on a prepaid made to order basis for $279 shipped for the first 10 orders.

    I supply the fiberglass parts, and instructions on how to install them. You will have to paint the part to match, and supply mounting hardware.
     

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    Interesting. Do they come off somewhat easy if you get a flat?
     
  3. Fred Kiehl

    Fred Kiehl Well-Known Member

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    They are held on by 3 stationary pins, and one retractable (sliding closet door) pin. Pull the retractable pin, and it comes down and out. It takes about 30 seconds to remove one.
     
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    Very nice!!!
     
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    Very cool! :thumbs2:
     
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    Nicely done, Fred!
    Good luck with your new product!
     
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    Guaranteed order from me if a 91-96 B-body wagon shows up in my driveway. I was wondering why no one made such a thing, well now they do!!!
     
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    Fat Tedy Island Red Neck

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    That looks great...I think:rednose:. Not being a smart @zz but you have to post some way better pics with the sun hitting it, and some close ups. IMO those skirts look really sharp on the wagon:tiphat:
     
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    Pretty cool.:cool:
    I'm going to have to get me a paper route so I can save up for a set.:)
    If the car had lake pipes it would look right at home on the salt flats.

    If it's a 91-96 Roadmaster or Caprice wagon they've been making fiberglass skirts for those cars for years. Try Evilbay or check them out on the fender skirt depot site.

    http://www.stationwagonforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21025

    Fred's versions are unique because they match the 91-92 Custom Cruiser's molded side cladding.
     
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    I know from having several 70-72 Monte Carlos with formal rear wheel openings that such wheel wells have a limit to the size of tire that can be stuffed in due to the low hanging fender lip. Adding skirts on a Monte limit this further.

    How do these affect tire size? Allows same size as the maximum that can be installed without the skirts, or require a narrower tire than the max size without?

    Neat project.
    Tom
     
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    Most wagons do not look good with skirts. But this one seems to pull it off very well! :cheers:
    Nice "scratchbuilding"!
     
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    That's truly bada$$!!! (y)
     
  13. Fred Kiehl

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    I am running 255/60/15s on stock steelies, and have plenty of clearance. The closest point is the bottom edge, and it is about 3/4 inch from the tire sidewall.

    The OCC wheel opening is about 3/8-1/2 inch smaller than the Caprice or Roadmaster. These would fall out of the other cars.

    I took it to a car show, and nobody noticed the skirts...I must have done a good job, and it looks like it came with them...or nobody cares.

    When I get the 500 HP engine I want, I will be headed to Bonneville. BTW the headers for lakes pipes would not fit between the ground and the frame, but they would look impressive, if I could do it. I did modify the trans crossmember, and have true duals that dump just in front of the rear axle.
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Fred that's a great looking wagon and the skirts make it look longer, lower, and faster. Love the color!
    I don't care who says differently everything looks better with skirts. Including pretty women! Even they look longer and faster.:evilsmile:
     
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    Better pics
     

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