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    Fibreglass mexico arches, fibreglass mex wings or sell a kidney for steels?

    Right. My newly acquired 2 door has stock steel wings (not in bad shape apart from the annoying habit of popping in and out on the top surface). I want Mexico arches and have three options. Replace the arches with fibreglass replacements. Replace the wings with fibrglass items or new steel wings.

    I would love to say "sod it" and just buy the steels ones but im on a tight budget (Christ knows what we do with my earnings! ) Although if this is the best option it will be done.

    Im not great at welding, but ok with bog/filler. But how do the GRP arches get fitted?

    GRP wings are my least favoured option. They appear to be easiest and cheapest but i suspect a real PITA to fit right.

    Opinions please fellas.

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    Re: Fibreglass mexico arches, fibreglass mex wings or sell a kidney for steels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richb77 View Post

    Im not great at welding, but ok with bog/filler. But how do the GRP arches get fitted?

    GRP wings are my least favoured option. They appear to be easiest and cheapest but i suspect a real PITA to fit right.

    Opinions please fellas.
    I would say something like sika flex to bond arches on either inside or maybe outside if the wing. You would need to trim back the standard ones.

    I have a pair of smith and deakin fibre glass wings in the garage which i took off my car and TBH they weren't a great fit but with work if you are good with fibreglass and filler etc they could have worked, I couldn't be bothered. If you look at my escort project in the first pictures they were fitted then. It would give you an idea.

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    Re: Fibreglass mexico arches, fibreglass mex wings or sell a kidney for steels?

    Hello

    If you are looking for Mk1 Mexico wings in either steel or fibreglass I can supply both. The fibreglass ones I supply to order are Old Ford Autos and they are very good quality at 270 a pair. I also have Magnum Mexico steel wings in stock at 740.00 a pair. Both are plus shipping.

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    Fibreglass mexico arches, fibreglass mex wings or sell a kidney for steels?

    You couldn't get new mex wings when I started my resto so I sourced some steel mex wing lips to weld onto my good standard wings.
    However half way through the build, Magnum started doing new ones. So I bit the bullet and got a pair....300 each!!.
    Not sure how much they are now but that's the way to go if budget allows... although they were still a pig to fit!!

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    Re: Fibreglass mexico arches, fibreglass mex wings or sell a kidney for steels?

    I think its going to have to be steel wings but oof... 740...i was hoping to have them this year... Maybe 2021 at that price!

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