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When I did the flip steel frontend on my Falcon gasser I used a similar material for the pads. But I also used stainless steel on the contact area to avoid rubbing the paint off the metal on adjacent areas. I epoxied the metal strips to the car, and then put pop rivets at each end just to ensure the strips stayed in place. Worked out nicely, and remained looking good for years.
 

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When I did the flip steel frontend on my Falcon gasser I used a similar material for the pads. But I also used stainless steel on the contact area to avoid rubbing the paint off the metal on adjacent areas. I epoxied the metal strips to the car, and then put pop rivets at each end just to ensure the strips stayed in place. Worked out nicely, and remained looking good for years.
When I did mine I was worried about it all blending in , so I used the 3m stone guard material they put at bottom of new trucks. It is barely noticeable and works great so far.
 

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When I did the flip steel frontend on my Falcon gasser I used a similar material for the pads. But I also used stainless steel on the contact area to avoid rubbing the paint off the metal on adjacent areas. I epoxied the metal strips to the car, and then put pop rivets at each end just to ensure the strips stayed in place. Worked out nicely, and remained looking good for years.
Good plan. Still dialing in the details, have a little trouble with repeatability at bottom of fenders, may need to brace them somehow

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Brad at Littlefield Superchargers hooked me up with a mockup snout so I could move forward cutting hood, now I can roll the edges and brace the bottom. Getting there babysteps at a time


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Finished the edge around opening, next is the bracing under it


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Wow that looks great, my only concern from a paint standpoint will it take a coating on that fine edge? If it coats fine I’d stay well away from it with the buffer!
I totally like it though just trying to look ahead👀
 

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I think the lip looks fantastic! Not much of a painter myself, but can't see why it wont take paint. Some tape on it during buffing will protect it I'd think. Nicely done!
 
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