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jugalo

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Inner Fender Install question
« on: April 01, 2021, 03:38:05 PM »
I can't find any good pics for reference, so is my gap between the liner and the frame ok? I wasn't sure how it is supposed to look.
Thanks in advance
1980 Turbo Trans Am Restomod (in work)
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JJ 109

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 03:43:11 PM »
Ya looks about right
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jugalo

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 03:52:40 PM »
Thanks, Im relieved. I had to pretty much guess how to assemble everything. When I took it all apart I took few pictures because I assumed the forum would bw all I need. I won't make that mistake again. I guess the moral of the story is...  "there is no such thing as too many pictures".
1980 Turbo Trans Am Restomod (in work)
Fiero Bronze 400/200-4r

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 05:41:47 PM »
Wow, that is one clean looking car!!!
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jugalo

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 07:56:44 AM »
Thanks!
I was also curious, am I supposed to have those rubber "curtains" you sometimes see? It doesn't appear to have those staple holes or anything?
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Fiero Bronze 400/200-4r


JJ 109

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 08:23:26 AM »
Not mandatory but nice to have, especially for a really clean car like yours.

You can make some pretty easily from sheets of rubber material, rivet /screw/plastic push pin to the inner fender.
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jugalo

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 11:09:59 AM »
Yeah, I saw AMES has them. I could use some seam sealant possibly. Hmmm...
1980 Turbo Trans Am Restomod (in work)
Fiero Bronze 400/200-4r

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 07:05:09 PM »
I remember hearing that the inner fender rubbing on the frame caused a lot of complaints of an intermittent squeek. At the time the fix was bending the inner fender panel away from the frame....Warranty Work = Quick and Dirty, you know the proper fix would be way to costly....so I think you are good to go.....

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2021, 06:52:47 AM »
The curtains help with the the squeaks and such, I would install them as I think the bay looks empty without them.




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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2021, 08:52:32 AM »
Early 2nd gens had the splash guards. I think they probably do reduce the noise slightly by dampening the inner fender.

If the inner fender touches the frame it will leave witness marks (shown below) and can squeak/rattle etc.   It can occur when sub frame bushings are worn or half height bushings are used.

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Re: Inner Fender Install question
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2021, 11:01:31 AM »
Appreciate it guys. I have never put one of these together. Done other cars tho. Im assuming when the fenders go on i can get the gaps a bit closer and make needed adjustments. Got the master hardware kit so i dont have tp fight with the home depot stuff the previous owner had assembled the whole car with.
1980 Turbo Trans Am Restomod (in work)
Fiero Bronze 400/200-4r


 

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