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I recently acquired a set of 1st Gen GT Sideskirts for my 89LX and have run into a small problem with the installation. My LX has a 3" molding that runs down the side of the car beginning just behind the front wheel well and ending just in front of the rear wheel well. The part the runs along the door is fine, but the small pieces on the fenders obstruct the skirts. In other words, the skirts overlap the moldings.
My question is, do the GT's come with a narrower molding on the fenders right above where the sideskirts are supposed to attach to the body?
I'm not sure if I should cut the skirts to accomodate the molding, or remove the molding to make room for the skirts.

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Alright...thanx for the input.
I've decided to remove the front and rear moldings and stick the sideskirts right to the body.
I'll just leave the door molding alone. The less touch-up, the better.
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..Hey those 1st gen gt are amazing hehhe ! Try to take some pictures of your installation if you can and link us up to them. Would be soo nice 8O

Anyways, you should as they already said remove your front / rear moldings.... and the major molding on doors as well, but then i don't know if the moldings have been ``glued``` to the car or simply bolted in...so you should check that up if you decide to remove them...cauz you might have some Bondo or welding work to do....which is like :? :( ......... :D ...... 8) guess could be done easy if you have patience and get to practice your skills a little in order to cre8 a nice and smooth result.... well if your a nOOb in the industry as well...


HEY !!! if anybody got some tips on bodyworking...would be a nice gift to our community ahahaha....( come on ) i"ve done some myself and i"m not sure about the quality of my procedures ...ahhh

Hope you"ll shave your molding hehehe would look sweet :) and shaved handles too hehehe

cioa
 

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The moldings on my car are held on with 3M Double-Sided tape.
So it's not really a problem to peel them off if they're gonna be hidden.
I'm gonna leave the door molding alone for the simple fact that I want to get the skirts in place and everything finalized this weekend for the Costly Obsessions show in Kitchener. If I start yanking off moldings in visible areas, I'll have to do some major touch-up....but there just isn't time for that right now.
The sideskirts have already been sanded, prepped and primed.
I'll most likely be painting them tomorrow and installing them the following day.
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Nice man! I almost bought a 1gen gt for 400 $ with a blown head gasket...don't know if it was worth it....(it's in CDN by the way) but then i had to work on the week-end so i couldn't get to the place...neways...still looking for one ! Whenever your done with your conversion, link us to some pics!!!! They'll make me dream sort of ahaha :)

Does anybody knows if the molding on the a 94 2nd Escort Lx are taped with double-sided stuff or if they are bolted to the body....cauz I'd really want to get rid of `em ....???? Guess i could check out by meself ahaha...i'll try to search the forums hehehe
Well anyways if you're dead-bored at work gimme some essence of your knowledge! =)


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XAM
 
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