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Hi,

 

Can I take the dash (or some part) and make fender flares from it without paying points?

(It's probably cheaper in terms of $$$ to just buy a set of ebay fender flares than paying someone to create a set of custom ones from the dash, but it's a point question not a money question).

 

I guess it's not OK if you re purpose material for something on the fixed VPI list (i.e wing from door). I guess in theory I could create a metal coolant tank from my door and not pay points for it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, turbogrill said:

Hi,

 

Can I take the dash (or some part) and make fender flares from it without paying points?

(It's probably cheaper in terms of $$$ to just buy a set of ebay fender flares than paying someone to create a set of custom ones from the dash, but it's a point question not a money question).

 

I guess it's not OK if you re purpose material for something on the fixed VPI list (i.e wing from door). I guess in theory I could create a metal coolant tank from my door and not pay points for it.

 

 

You can re-purpose anything on the fixed VPI (Aero) list for free. Yes a door to a wing would be hard to do right, but would be free.  Spoilers and air dams are usually done this way.

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If you have seen the Riley Camaro, you have probably seen the enormous steel flares shrouding the 300+ width tires, and it also has no roof. I asked Jay about the flares since the material wasn't claimed in the logbook and he replied "where do you think that roof went?"

So to answer your question, you can cut pieces of the car off (perhaps the roof) to make 0-point fender flares.

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9 minutes ago, enginerd said:

If you have seen the Riley Camaro, you have probably seen the enormous steel flares shrouding the 300+ width tires, and it also has no roof. I asked Jay about the flares since the material wasn't claimed in the logbook and he replied "where do you think that roof went?"

So to answer your question, you can cut pieces of the car off (perhaps the roof) to make 0-point fender flares.


As long as you maintain the 60% body rule, that sounds fine. 

 

 

4 hours ago, turbogrill said:

Hi,

 

Can I take the dash (or some part) and make fender flares from it without paying points?

(It's probably cheaper in terms of $$$ to just buy a set of ebay fender flares than paying someone to create a set of custom ones from the dash, but it's a point question not a money question).

 

I guess it's not OK if you re purpose material for something on the fixed VPI list (i.e wing from door). I guess in theory I could create a metal coolant tank from my door and not pay points for it.

 

 


Like Jerry said, it should be fine to do that but document it so tech can put the re-purposing together. 

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I am saving all of the metal I cut off the car right now.

 

Inner door skins and mechanisms, brackets, etc.  Bumper pieces, inner hood braces, eryting.

 

I'm gonna find a use for it eventually.  Maybe I will melt it all and make something big!

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3 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I am saving all of the metal I cut off the car right now.

 

Inner door skins and mechanisms, brackets, etc.  Bumper pieces, inner hood braces, eryting.

 

I'm gonna find a use for it eventually.  Maybe I will melt it all and make something big!

 

I will probably make a turbo of all the metal. My car will be a rocket!

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