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    hello,

    Looking at chopping out my rear guards on my ke70 (not to mention the rust) and weld on ke70 front's. How far do you have to cut the guard back to? Do you have to weld that seem halfway? Arent you left with a sharp edge inside that guard, once the new one has been welded on? Has anyone got any pics or tips and tricks?

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    You cut the guards where the flare meets the body on both the fornt and rear guards... then you'll have to trim the Front guard part down to suit the contours of the rear of the car and then weld it on...

    Should be no sharp edges persay inside the guards just a weld. Which you could grind/flap disk smother if you were concered anyway....

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    Same deal as a bolt on flare, cut off, put on.

    To answer your question:
    Cut the front guard along the flare, same with rear. Draw reference lines on the flare and quarter once you have it positioned where you would like so you get it in the right spot. Trim whatever needs trimming to suit.

    What seam are you talking about? The one in the middle of the rear flare?
    No, you don't have to. I haven't and the car is fine. Up to you though.

    For the sharp edge, to as said above, get under it and grind it back. No brainer.


    Man, just get in there and do it, no one will be able to give you a detailed explanation like you actually getting in there and having a go. It's what I did, turned out good!
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    Smoothing the inside with sikaflex works good plus seals your welds etc etc.

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    awaits the king of modified guards to comment.

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    we did mine last weekend. grinded slits up the old rear guard and tapped them out tacked the old inner and outer together, then used the front guards lip to tuck over the old inner and out that was previously tacked. just need to bog n smooth them and then silicone the gaps underneath to make it water tight.
    i used more of the guards then just the flare, i ran it up the quater a lil so its more sturdy then just the flare itself
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    if you get a chance nic throw up a pic of the final product. I'd be keen to see as your guards were quite the interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic19 View Post
    we did mine last weekend. grinded slits up the old rear guard and tapped them out tacked the old inner and outer together, then used the front guards lip to tuck over the old inner and out that was previously tacked. just need to bog n smooth them and then silicone the gaps underneath to make it water tight.
    i used more of the guards then just the flare, i ran it up the quater a lil so its more sturdy then just the flare itself
    cheers
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    Maybe you can read over your post and rephrase it ? I can't follow what you did. And I do have higher than a 3rd grade reading level.

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    well how big do you want your gaurds? i can flare them a long way! but if you want wide STOCK looking guards then weld on is the way.

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