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Lose the Splash Aprons?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rmak, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. rmak
    Joined: Jun 18, 2008
    Posts: 134

    from Ohio

    I went out tonight with every intention of taking them off. Then I had a good look underneath. I'm running mechanical brakes and it looks like all the original brackets are still on. Plus it's now got an electronic fuel pump bolted to the frame. So those aprons cover a lot of hardware. Off or on? If the answer's off, how and how much should I clean up the frame sides? This will never be a show car, just a fun run-around buggy. Thank.
  2. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    from Auburn WA

    I vote yes and send them to me!
  3. mramc1
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 418


    Leave 'em on. Everyone else always takes them off.

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  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,044


    I personally would take them off. Seeing the mechanical brakes is cool, I might tuck a fuel pump up underneath where it isn't seen or make a little cover for it if need be. As for the frame, as long as it's painted I don't know if I'd do anything else, maybe some dummy rivets to fill in the holes where the running board brackets were.

    I like these fendered and fenderless but I don't like them having just the aprons on, doesn't look right to me.
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  5. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    i'd leave 'em on... then put fenders on. 28-29 look so nice with fenders... nicest fenders henry made, IMO.

    plus i'm not a fan of A frames.

    pretty rad run-around buggy, btw :)
  6. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,384


    No fenders no aprons.

    Hide the fuel pump and be proud of your brake hardware.

  7. Johnny Speedster
    Joined: Jan 27, 2011
    Posts: 46

    Johnny Speedster
    from Atlanta

    Joined: Feb 9, 2003
    Posts: 682


    With the car finished right it looks damn good with em on, (see pic, NICE) it all in where and how they are mounted.

    Did I say I REALLY liked the car in the pic? ok =)

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  9. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


    No fenders...No aprons...

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