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Old 05-14-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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I have the stallion body kit on order for my car. Does anyone have any experience with fittment?. My buddy has me worried. He says it takes hours and hours at a body shop. Is it possible to do it myself?. Where i live labour for 1 hr is 160$
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it all depends, if its not a high quality kit it may take a long time to fit it into shape, you can test fit it and just see how it goes.
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Is that the Foose kit? If it is, I'm 99% sure it's fiberglass...so get ready for some interesting fitment issues. As said, most of it will depend on the quality of the material.

Plus, don't hit anything...you crack the fiberglass and it'll look like swiss cheese. That's why urethane bumpers/kits are recommended over fiberglass. They have more give and flexibility.

I'd give the kit a try at home before bringing it to a shop. If you have patience and the room to take bumpers off, it'd be worth it. Sometimes some massaging and adjusting pays off and the parts will sit flush.
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Okay thanks, its the bmagic stallion. I dont think its fiberglass.. Duraflex whatever that is... Urathane maybe?
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If it's urethane you'll be fine. Fitment will be easier, and the material's is better overall compared to fiberglass.
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Okay thanks bro, cant wait to get er on. Next week she will be here...
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sweet man...post some pics when you get it on
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Certainly will, i got my shipping traacking number today. Shouldnt be much longer, im so stoked.
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Cool, do you have to paint it, or does it come painted white?
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I have to paint it. It only comes gelcoated and primed.
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as with anything take your time and get it fitting right
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Yeah this waiting bull**** is killing me... Paid my customs bull**** the other day..... Got a nice pay check today so as long as everything goes as planned ill have my exhaust going on the few days after my kit is finally put on...
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Cool, keep us updated
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UPDATE:

I was about to get some sleep after getting home from work this morning and my buddy called me, MY KIT WAS IN! I wasnt even hung up the phone and in my car to meet him at the pick up place.. Got it back at his place, and like a kid on christmas was rippin iit all open. Me and my buddy got my front bumper off and just placed the new one in place. Gonna look sick. I got some pics so i will update with some pics tonight or tmrw. Also once i finish the fitment im going to make a full description on how to take off all pieces and fit the new one on.
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Glad to hear man...always a great feeling when getting new parts for the car

Keep us updated as you progress
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yeah, feels great but it scares me... **** i thought i was all poly, but its like half fiber, half plastic and half poly or something and its pretty stiff.. UGH!!!
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UPDATE:,

I tried and tried with my fiberglass body kit, i priced it at a body shop for a fitment and paint job it would cost roughly 15000 - 20000$. While i was talking to the guy he told me that he had a awesome body kit for sale never used. I looked at it and it was a full poly direct fit eleanor body kit. Side exhaust, hood and alll parts. I have the hood and front bumper on now. I am so excited and have more pics, She will be all done in a couple weeks... WOOT
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So did you go with the body kit that you ordered or the one the shop had?
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Oh the suspense... HURRY up and reply! haha j/k
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I went with the poly urathanne one. I totally lucked out. MY ADVICE to anyone, if u are low on funds DO NOT buy a fiberglass body kit. save up the extra money to get a poly urathane kit. Got some more pics just of the front and hood, Going to look sick.
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are you keeping the car white?
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Yeah i think im keeping her white. I think its gonna look good. my buddys brother wont stop saying "gun metal grey" when he sees me but **** it im gonna try out the white look. Girls love white , LoL, " all the girls will want me and all the guys will want to be me"... LMAO
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changing the color of a car is a nightmare and much more expensive, I wouldnt do it
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