Help Support Bigcoupe.com

W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post in this forum for topics relating to the exterior. This includes body, windows, and accessories

Moderators: ron, bfons, GRNSHRK

Post Reply
User avatar
wattsmonkey
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post by wattsmonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:00 am

Just heard from W&N. The press is worn out, panels just received are pretty much unusable: pressing incomplete.

Will post pics.
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable[!]" LJKS
'86 M635CSi #367 Bring the Noise.
'84 635CSi, dogleg fun

Pod
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 3779
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:32 pm
Location: usually in the barn, Kent, England.

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post by Pod » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:55 am

It will be interesting to see how they compare to some I’ve had for a few years. If the press is worn out, why did W&N supply them to you?

User avatar
wattsmonkey
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post by wattsmonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:21 pm

I've used two sets before now with no problem other than the lower radius being wrong (for series2 cars?), but those received last week had an uneven, creased arch lip on one side and the incomplete pressing of the arch shape on the other.

Pictures not much good, but should provide an idea.

Surprised W&N didn't know about this before shipment- they have always been absolutely first rate in all other dealings over more than ten years.
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable[!]" LJKS
'86 M635CSi #367 Bring the Noise.
'84 635CSi, dogleg fun

User avatar
wattsmonkey
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1387
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Cheltenham, U.K.

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post by wattsmonkey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:01 pm

Ordered last week, due to weld them in to a car next week! Hopefully you can see how the shape loses definition.
w&n pressing4 small.jpg
w&n pressing4 small.jpg (31.55 KiB) Viewed 79 times
w&n pressing3 small.jpg
w&n pressing3 small.jpg (37.5 KiB) Viewed 79 times
w&n pressing2 small.jpg
w&n pressing2 small.jpg (41.52 KiB) Viewed 79 times
w&n pressing small.jpg
w&n pressing small.jpg (36.29 KiB) Viewed 79 times
"Most of it necessary; all of it enjoyable[!]" LJKS
'86 M635CSi #367 Bring the Noise.
'84 635CSi, dogleg fun

Pod
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 3779
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:32 pm
Location: usually in the barn, Kent, England.

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Post by Pod » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:07 am

I think once they're fitted and fettled, it won't notice. However, its Hobson's Choice as they are NLA anywhere else AFAIK :-k

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests