Job 62 - Front Wing Preparation
Having looked at Tom Wood's and Steve Grubb's blogs about the BigHeads, I used the two of them to prepare the front wings. This still ended up being a time consuming job as I wanted to to be as sure as possible, checking and re-checking.
|Marking out the centre and 85mm from the front wing edge
|BigHeads zip tied to the Wing Stays
|Alignment mark - lined up with the centre groove of the tyre
|Same at the front side of the wing
|Once centred about the wheel moved so that there was 75-77mm from the Front end to the front Wing Stay. I then marked up on the side of the Wing Stay and wing.
First job was to place them up to the edge of the car and see how they would fit. The wings are drilled for both radius arm locations, but the manual mentioned that they are not ready to fit straight away as they are prepared for strength. There are 2 options, the First is to unto the Radius Arm, the Second which I took meant getting the Dremmel out and opening up the lower hole to allow the wing to slide over the Radius Arm and flush against the body.
|Lower Radius Arm Hole masked up ready for attacking with the Dremmel (Cordless made it nice and easy)
I haven't decided whether to fit the Stone Guards or not yet, but Thought I would start to prepare them anyway. In order to do so I took Tom's advice and used insulation tape to secure the rubber piping to the Stone Guard.
|Not too neat, but it won't be seen when on - Not really sure how you would do it without the insulation tape