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    November 2003
Polar Lights Nascar Torino
Posted by TOYCARTEC on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:59 PM

Don't know if I posted this in the right section. Does anyone remember which issue of Scale Auto had the article on how to straighten the front fenders from sloping upwards on the Polar Lights Nascar Torino. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Patrick 

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:26 PM

I might be able to help you, it's a very simple process. You'll need a razor saw or dremel with a cutting wheel, or a thin file.

Find the point on the fenders where they begin their unnatural rise. It's right over the middle of the wheel arches. Cut up through the wheel arches to the fender top. DO NOT cut through the fender top. You will make the same cut up to but not through, the "sheet metal" surrounding the engine bay. Now run some hot water in the sing and keep it running over the fenders to soften them just a bit. It takes about five minutes.

Cut some .030 or similar sheet plastic to back up your cuts on the inside. Glue one side of your reinforcement in place. Tape the car to a hard flat surface by running tape through the front and rear windows. On the front you'll use the tape to hold the nose down. A little gap filling glue and let it set. You can fill any gappage left with scrap plastic or body filler. These pics are from the process on a rescue.

Once you're satisfied with the new angle, I recommend more plastic over body filler.

 

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