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Off all the cars that have passed through my track in recent years, this lovely 635 is my favourite:

 

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It was built for the Bathurst ATCC proxy by local racer Viv Rieper using the Spirit BMW shell and featured flared guards cast in resin by another local, John Warren aka Munter. I was keen on doing my own 635 build soon but wanted to practice using Munter's resin guards on a less expensive donor car first. Enter the mighty Escort.

 

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I ground down the edges of the guards to get a flat area for the guards to fit

 

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and glued them in place with a generous bead of JB Weld. As the JB Weld was drying, I went around the outside of the flares and removed excess epoxy. This simple process saved a truckload of sanding later on.

 

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Grinding out the inside of the flares was simple. After this pic was taken I considerably thinned out the flares with the dremmel too.

 

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After that it was a light bead of Tamiya grey putty where the flares met the body panels, and an hour sanding that back with wet and dry paper. A quick coat of paint got me here:

 

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I cut the original chassis down to lower it and get a new guide deep in the slot and kept the stock motor/ axle / bushes / crown gear - but added alloys all round. New body posts up front lets the chassis rock. It goes good.

 

This car will be a spare / loaner for our sedan class but the Munter flares are the business. Bring on that 635.

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A thumbs up here.


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Looks good, by adding Munters flares how much wider has that made the track?

 

Terry

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Thanks Viv, for the prototype and thanks Mac for the build and show....


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Great job and good for a quick option for running wider front and rear axles.

 

I like my flares to blend in a bit more with the body work.

 

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Camaro looks sweet Gazza


2019 NZ RTR Nationals Gt 3rd

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Looks good, by adding Munters flares how much wider has that made the track?

 

Terry

 

The rear track went from approx 52mm to 65mm - so not insignificant.


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Thanks for that mac,

 

We have a sports sedan class in our little group and these flares from john could be a good alternative to using bog, certainly easier and lighter.

 

Terry

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Terry Vac formed styrene flares are even lighter,1.00 or 1.5mm depending on shape.

 

You could of course use slices from a soft drink bottle where you get the flares and the buzz of drinking the contents.

 

 

 

 

 

also Phil, is your inbox full?

 

 

 

also also Phil....pictures of those vac formed flares used on a build or it....you know what.

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I have gone down the lexan flare path before but far prefer this solution. If the concern was about weight I'd be racing lexan body shells. And I don't.


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Now that's started me thinking … I've got a set of those munter flares and an ugly old Scalex Mondeo …


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Now that's started me thinking … I've got a set of those munter flares and an ugly old Scalex Mondeo …

Now we're talking.


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The styrene can be glued easier to plastic kit bodies. Resin is better on resin bodies.

Everyone has their own preferred way to do Flares, I just try and keep any bog down to a minimum.

Vac forming is a great way to make cycle guards for clubmans

and early sports cars,

 

Found my inbox John!


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