Guide to Fitting XR/RS skirts/arches to a standard fiesta...

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Guide to Fitting XR/RS skirts/arches to a standard fiesta...

Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Sat May 24, 2003 9:45 pm

The skirts and arches are fairly straight forward, but i will make this guide to show you how to do it so you cant go wrong.

Obviously your kit should consist of two front arches, two rear arches, and two side skirts.

The smaller of the two arches go on the front of the car, and the larger of the two go on the back of the car, and obviously il leave it to you to guess where the side skirt goes :bonkers:

Here is a little diagram ;

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To stick them on, i put two or three self tappers on the inside of the arch, i used 5mm wide ones and they were about 25mm in length. Make sure you put them on the inside of the arch though as you dont want them to be showing, but obviously to do this you will need to take off the wheels to be able to get a suitable size screw driver in to tighten them up. Along with the self tappers i did use sikaflex at the time when i bought them but didnt think much of it, so i went to b&q and got something called EVO-STICK and a clamp, and its worked a treat. I put this evo-stick all the way along the inside of the arch, and just held them in close for about 2 hours with the clamp, and they are perfect. If on the other hand, you do not have a clamp and dont want to spend one of the best 8 pounds of your life, there is the option of masking tape, but obviously you do not get it to fit as nice, as the resistance peels the masking tape off! So thats that done!

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As for the side skirt, make sure you do this last as these basically just slide on over the bits of the arches. You could either use rivets or self tappers again to secure these on, i didnt use any glue for them as i didnt see the point, but i know other people who have so the choice is yours obviously. I think the recommended way to put the skirts on is to rivet the top of them, and screw them in at the bottom, but its not the end of the world if you dont have a rivet gun and use self tappers all the way, they wont budge!

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Let the glue and everything to dry for 24 hours or so preferably with the clamps on, and you should get a finished outcome of this;

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hope this helps, feel free to catch me on msn or anything if you have any questions :)

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Postby Smacattack on Sat May 24, 2003 9:55 pm

Cool J man sounds like a good guide, hope some peps can have a good gander n have a go, saves u a few bob, plus i cant believe u screwed me and didnt get ure clamp from halfords, tight. :lol: (fuk halfords :bonkers: )

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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Sat May 24, 2003 11:19 pm

lol the staff at halfords round here prob dont even know what a clamp is :lol:
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Postby Smacattack on Sat May 24, 2003 11:21 pm

yer so true, so so so true, u know summit wrong when u know more than the boss, and they dunno where to put oil in there car :o :o :lol:
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Postby RS rob on Sun May 25, 2003 12:19 am

do you wana put my kit on for me jamie boy?
and i'll owe you one then!

you off this half term lad??
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Sun May 25, 2003 12:23 am

the kits a doddle mate! my granny could do it :lol:


mite be able to offer a helping hand if you offer me some of yer ICE :bonkers:
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Postby Fiestasi-Andy on Thu May 29, 2003 11:46 am

what about fiberglass ones?
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Postby ADAMCORNELIUS on Thu May 29, 2003 6:52 pm

Surly if you just drill into the panel, it'l rust around the whole???

Isn't there anything u can put around the hole to stop it rusting?

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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Thu May 29, 2003 7:19 pm

why would it rust?

Its just like other people drilling into their tailgate to attach the 2i spoiler etc..

Im sure there is some anti rust stuff u can buy, but i dont think its gona be that much of a prob.
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Postby Fiestasi-Andy on Thu May 29, 2003 8:40 pm

it would rust because of water and oxygen

Y does anything rust??? :rolleyes: IT DOES
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Thu May 29, 2003 8:49 pm

Fiestasi-Andy wrote:Y does anything rust??? :rolleyes:



exactly, its got as much chance of rusting as the rest of the car.

I seem to be missing the point here i think :-? :lol:
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Postby RS rob on Fri May 30, 2003 1:23 am

i'll txt you if i need a hand jamie lad!

i'll help with you with ur ice anyways!!!!!
hopefully go to nottingham for sum cruising up there, some wicked street racing up there, oh and nearly forgot, they got a hooters bar there aswell!!!!
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Postby chimp2k2 on Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:55 pm

BTTT for people who ALWAYS ask about this subject and are too fcuking lazy to search for it :rolleyes:
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:40 am

cheers scott :)
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Postby brawlyrox on Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:31 am

its a wicked guide mate, cheers for taking the time i will deffo be following it when mine arrives
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:55 am

brawlyrox wrote:its a wicked guide mate, cheers for taking the time i will deffo be following it when mine arrives



No problemo hope it all goes well :)
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Postby alwaysmods2do on Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:06 pm

jay m8 i love the diag! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Liebo on Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:36 am

I've got my kit to fit yet, I'll take some photos for this guide hopefully.... to replace the piccy at the top!

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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:50 am

Its now a sticky :)
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Postby M4tty on Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:15 pm

Could you get away with just stick them on with some kind of adessive
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Postby M4tty on Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:15 pm

Could you get away with just stick them on with some kind of adessive
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:46 pm

you might be able to get away with just that on the arches but i wouldnt risk it, specially when travelling at high speeds i.e motorways in wet conditions. You could kiss them goodbye!

The skirts i def wouldnt just use an adhesive to put them on. If you are worried about drilling into your car, just drill them in from the underneath so if you do take the skirts off at a later date you wont be able to see the holes unless you look under the car.
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Postby M4tty on Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:34 pm

ok cheers mate :)
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Postby unknown_user on Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:22 am

use stainless screws, dont just drillin the sil then bang screws through in a year it will rott water wil get in the sils and rott them, treat the holes, and irion oxide them if poss i would coat the sil in stone chip! and then fix the skirts on. :) :)
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Postby Cl@ssy Burd on Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:33 pm

Wats this EVOSTICK stuffed called [ERRR] i just went to look n theres loads of diff ones LOL
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Postby phatboy on Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:30 am

you want a small jar of evostick id say, its green stuff (me colourblind so might be brown), and its very stringly, buy very strong
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Postby wilson123 on Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:51 pm

sorry to sound dumb :lol: but once i "bond" it onto the body does that mean it is on, taking it off will rip the paint away will it not?

Using this guide did you only rivet the sills then?
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Postby Brad on Sun Aug 31, 2003 4:50 pm

Printing the guide off now.

Fitting the arches I bought off Rawli 2moz.

So, stainless steel screws, clear silicone and self tappers.

But how do you know where to mark the holes for the screws taht are on the arch?

Just stick paint on the end and stick it on?
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Postby SantaHul on Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:06 pm

is the diagram to scale?
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Postby chimp2k2 on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:32 pm

SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?

it probably took him about 3 seconds to draw on M$ Paint, so i'd take that as a good chance it isn't to scale :lol:
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Postby Fiestasi-Andy on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:38 pm

SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?


is that a joke :rolleyes:
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Postby chimp2k2 on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:41 pm

Fiestasi-Andy wrote:
SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?


is that a joke :rolleyes:

i thought about that and then thought about replying with something like "what the fcuk, are you an idiot" :lol: but i thought i'd not do that and just reply answering his question :rolleyes:
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Postby Fiestasi-Andy on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:43 pm

chimp2k2 wrote:
Fiestasi-Andy wrote:
SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?


is that a joke :rolleyes:

i thought about that and then thought about replying with something like "what the fcuk, are you an idiot" :lol: but i thought i'd not do that and just reply answering his question :rolleyes:


:) :rolleyes:
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Postby SantaHul on Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:58 pm

Fiestasi-Andy wrote:
SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?


is that a joke :rolleyes:


:bonkers: yeah i was joking, sorry i was bored
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Postby eXtreme-fiesta on Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:12 pm

SantaHul wrote:is the diagram to scale?



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Pi$$ed myself when i read this!!
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