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Well, I wasn't planning on kitting my 6, but after I got an awesome deal on a body kit ($180 brand new for everything), I figured what the heck.

So here's the initial fitment of the front. More to come as I figure out what the heck I'm doing. :tup: :D



Also, I test fit the sides and they stick out along the back. Like the don't sit flush with the side of the car in any way, shape or form. Is this common? Do you guys think I should mold the sides or (since I'm a newbie to kits) leave them unmolded so I don't crack the molded part on the first curb I come to?
 

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Hmmm, i'm not really a body kit professor, but that is one hell of a deal you got man:D is there a chance i could get the same?})
Well, generally it doesn't always fit perfectly, i mean that's why it's a body-KIT...
 

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I have the buddy club kit also. I didn't get around to painting it yet though. You did get if for an awesome price. Anyway, I bought the buddy club grade A kit from buybodykits.com. It was guaranteed to fit right on. well that didn't happen. one side skirt was 4 inches too big and had to be cut to fit. and the rear bumper has a big gap underneath the tail lights. It was alot of work mounting it but it's pretty much done and looks ok. Here's my pics. Lee http://www.mx6.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72781
 

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Actually sUpEr6mX, it was your thread that inspired me to go with the buddy club kit. I've got your pics saved for reference. I'm probably not going to mold mine though. I've heard too many horror stories that resulted from that. Right now, your car and xxgreekxxx's cars are my inspiration. I test fit the sides from my kit, and they at least appear to fit just fine. the back fits perfect around the lights, but has some issues along the sides where some fiberglass will have to be trimmed. I can handle taking fiberglass off, it's the putting it back on that's a pain. :p
 

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Progress!

Well, I finally got around to the initial fitting of the buddy club rear today. For the most part, it went well. The only problem is a real fitment issue along the right side. I hear this is a common problem on the BC rears. Any suggestions on how to fix this, keeping in mind i'm a true DIY'er. I haven't worked with fiberglass before, but I'm willing to learn. I've got an uncle I could bother to help me, but I'd rather do this on my own as much as possible.

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Side


See the problem?



Thanks guys for any advice/comments. Tell me what you think!
 

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well, that great deal isn't all it's cracked up to be. (unfortunately, no pun intended). I went get an estimate today on how much it would be to get the kit professionally fitted. Let's just say I'm putting the stock bumpers back on tomorrow. A real shame too. It had so much potential. I hate being poor! Seriously though, anyone want a buddy club kit?
 

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Don't give up on it. I worked on mine for like 3 months and it's still not done. You're doing a good job alone. Just work on it when you get some money and free time. You picked it up for practically nothing. Have faith in yourself. LEE
 

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I hope you're right. I'm going to take it to another shop tomorrow and get a second opinion. I talked to some friends, and a few of them said that the place i went to sucks at body kits and that he more than likely just didn't want to fool with my car. The guy said that the kit sucked. I have to kind of agree with him. it's awful thin in places, it's cracking in some corners, and the fitment sucks. maybe i just got screwed on the kit. Beats me. Of course, from what I hear, most of the BC kits start out like this. Am I wrong saying that?
 
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