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Old April 25th, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Need some advice on cappings

guys, I'm prepping the SW 90 for some paint and I'm dreading changing the cappings on the tub.

the rn boys said that the nas cappings have been on backorder since december and run $600 total ($300 a piece for the left and right side). they've suggested fabricating it and i'm down with that, but it most likely won't have that bevel in the capping. don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to do a show car here, but a piece like that would be nicer if original looking.

any ideas on where i should look for cappings?
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Old April 25th, 2014, 10:23 AM
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Are yours completely dead? I would imagine that you could salvage existing ones with sections from secondhand ones. The NAS specific section is only the front around the seatbelt / bulkhead as data I know.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 10:31 AM
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The right side (pictured) is the worst side. There's only rust stains on the left. KClick image for larger version

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pull them blast them and repair them they do not look that bad. I am sure someone on here would have a scrap set that they could cut a section out to weld in if necessary but I am guessing that you can just us some standard flat stock.

You could always galvanize them as well
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pull them blast them and repair them they do not look that bad. I am sure someone on here would have a scrap set that they could cut a section out to weld in if necessary but I am guessing that you can just us some standard flat stock.

You could always galvanize them as well
X2 and galvanize them rather than paint them.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 07:33 AM
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Wouldn't that be odd to have the cappings left galvanized? I've seen this done on series but a 90?
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Old April 26th, 2014, 08:24 AM
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Galvanize then paint them if you don't like the look.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 08:54 AM
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Yup, word.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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I think the ST door capping will help with the splice and they are available new and used
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If you have them off I highly recommend galvanizing them. Mine looked about that bad. Media blast them, make the repairs, galvanize and paint and never worry again. The quality level of a new set still suck.
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Thanks, I'll look at an ST and will definitely do the galvanize and paint thing. Sucks about the quality of a new one.
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