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gez bay
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23rd Sep 09 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

when my car gets a full bare shell respray i was thinking of getting a wide arch kit to go on the car, the arches aren't stupidly big just sets the car off abit more.

arches like this:



this is the kit on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Nova-Wide-Arch-Kit_W0QQitemZ150322181454QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item22ffe6754e&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

what are peoples opinions on it?

[Edited on 23-09-2009 by gez c16b]
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That's Glenn's car on here, it's now black. I know he bought the car with those arches already on it.

You need the right wheels to pull it off as well.
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I like it, but you would need to be careful to choose wheels that match it.
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yeah, ive got a while to decide. would have to be 16" though
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would it be the offset of the wheels that would push them out on their own or would you need spacers aswel?
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23rd Sep 09 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Spacers.
gez bay
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23rd Sep 09 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers
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you've reminded me how cool novas are, those arches look awesome.

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Originally posted by gez c16b
would it be the offset of the wheels that would push them out on their own or would you need spacers aswel?


you'd be best off buying wheels with an offset of around ET30 (at a guess) and spacing them accordingly to get it sat perfectly... there's not much you can do if the wheels stick out beyond the arches apart from camber lol
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23rd Sep 09 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah, cheers for that aron.
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Saw this in 2003 (tell by the phone pic quality )... Something different?

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yeah thats different.not as big and round rather than boxy type
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just spoke to a guy on png and he said you cut away the original arches on the back. he cut his arches off 6 inches under his rear windows
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23rd Sep 09 at 14:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^ thats the way to do it^ similar to that swb quattro build in projects


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yer the first one was glenns old motor he had to sell it had a LET in it running 280 odd brake he had a tv feature in it.
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you could go the other route and do what i did, cut and weld the fronts wider with extra metal

and stretch the rears


sorry dont have any pics of the process on this pc, can upload if you want them


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are you taking your car to tom to get resprayed then gez?
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no mate. have a company in mind that i want to have do the car. insurance approved.
which tom are you on about any way buddy?
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tomnova16 ^, no worries if i see you in town i will come say hi
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im going down there tonight, wine street.
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should see it parked up somewhere
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Parking it in Wind Street on a Wednesday night? Rather you than me mate!
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quote:
Originally posted by gez c16b
no mate. have a company in mind that i want to have do the car. insurance approved.
which tom are you on about any way buddy?

im fully VBRA approved and do all insurance work too, just to let you know


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its abit far though buddy, shame really
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quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
Parking it in Wind Street on a Wednesday night? Rather you than me mate!


risky i know
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Understandable matey, but i do know nova's inside and out, was getting quite excited about it
Choice is yours though afterall its your car


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