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Fix for sagging / concave top of Formula front fascia by Steven Snyder
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Report this Post05-22-2014 01:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steven SnyderClick Here to visit Steven Snyder's HomePageClick Here to Email Steven SnyderSend a Private Message to Steven SnyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The top of my '88 coupe front fascia is sagging and concave. It doesn't have a smooth transition to the hood. The only '88 I ever saw that didn't have this problem was my old coupe that I bought with 25k miles on it.

What are some ways to restore the shape?

I thought about cutting some foam to put underneath the fascia to reform the shape, but the plastic seems pretty stiff and I don't know if I'd be able to bend it enough. Has anyone tried this?
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This may sound strange, but, I had one and I took it off, put it upside down out in the Fla Sun, with flat weights to press it back out, THEN, put syran wrap(spelling /) (so it wouldn't stick to the cover, I put the wrap on the car also, put the cover on, then squirted "Great STUFF" up into the cover from the under side. the great stuff Expands as it dries, so it pushes up a little on the cover. when it dries you have a Pre formed Styrofoam shape under the cover so it can't go down again. Make sure to Cover anything you don't want the great stuff to get on, it won't come off !
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First thing I do is remount the egg crate up as high as I can with new fasteners like plastic or metal bolts. Not the pop in ones.
Much of the sag is caused by the crate being loose.
I have then added some foam to the top of the crate and shaped it as neded.
Then get the nose very warm in the sun as noted above and reinstall.
Has taken care of the sag most of the times.

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Too bad no one has made a fiberglass replacement nose yet!
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Report this Post05-23-2014 03:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steven SnyderClick Here to visit Steven Snyder's HomePageClick Here to Email Steven SnyderSend a Private Message to Steven SnyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the tips! I'll try the non-expanding foam method first and see how that goes.

 
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Too bad no one has made a fiberglass replacement nose yet!


I'd love some lightweight front and rear fiberglass Formula fascias.
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Report this Post05-23-2014 03:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://fierofiberglass.com/...es/FrontBumpers.html Fiero Fiberglass has them. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

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Originally posted by seajai:

http://fierofiberglass.com/...es/FrontBumpers.html Fiero Fiberglass has them. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.



I didn't see one for a Formula.
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