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Old 06-03-2019, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recontouring side engine panel

My side engine panels have an outward bow at the body. I am happy with the fit at the grille as I have a very good match of contours. Any suggestions to correct this problem? I am thinking about glassing the backside of the panel and then removing material on the outside (1/8") to better match the body contour. The high point is halfway down from the top. Or, can heat be applied to the panel while clamped to a straightedge to eliminate the bow. Thanks in advance. Bob G
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You can set out in the sun for several days with weight on it. The fiberglass will reconfigure itself slowly to the new shape.
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