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11/13/17 8:09am - Original Message: 'bonding Strips'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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I posted yesterday for some info and I don't know where it went but didn't show up on the 24 active list so I will try again.  I have been digging up info on the bonding strip process, please correct me if I'm wrong.  These look like they are only used to put panels together, so they are not required when reattaching the front clip right?  I am almost done removing my old clip they sure weren't very careful with the glue because it is everywhere, so I should just have to clean this area up so it is ready for new glue to attach the other clip right?  Plus what do you people recommend for glue to attach clip

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11/13/17 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: bonding Strips'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

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Cindy, if your front clip is still in one piece You shouldnít need any bonding strips to reattach. Youíre correct, the bonding were used mainly to assemble the body components to each other. The front clip is held on by use of adhesive along the sides and across the top of the firewall. It is also held in place by the radiator core support, so make sure you have that in place when you install the clip for proper alignment and support. Regarding the bonding material or glue, there should be a few different types carried by the Corvette vendors. A phone car or email to their tech support might help to explain your requirements and get their recommendations. Though not specific to Corvette body assembly, I have used a product by 3M called Panel Bonding Adhesive, their part number 08115. Iíve used it on a number of repairs and would consider it for a front clip. Itís a two part adhesive that requires use of a special two part caulk gun to apply. Both the product and the gun are available at our local parts stores (Auto Zone, O Reillyís), just not sure if you have any of those in the Great White North. Good luck, hope this helps.

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11/13/17 9:06pm - Reply: 'Re: bonding Strips'
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I figured you would have some good info for me, was kinda counting on seeing your post. LOL  Still in process of removing old clip then I will have to tidy up edges a bit, thats wild crap they used to stick it together with, I will look in city next time I go, won't need it for a bit yet but it is getting closer, hope to have body back on chasis this summer.



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11/15/17 2:06pm - Reply: 'Re: bonding Strips'
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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

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cinor said: I figured you would have some good info for me, was kinda counting on seeing your post. LOL† Still in process of removing old clip then I will have to tidy up edges a bit, thats wild crap they used to stick it together with, I will look in city next time I go, won't need it for a bit yet but it is getting closer, hope to have body back on chasis this summer.




Glad to help out, let me know if you need any further assistance !!

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11/20/17 11:32am - Reply: 'Re: Bonding Strips'
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By chance while I was searching for something else on E-bay seller "corvettemack",
I found Bonding Strips for 68-73 corvette. You'll have to read his description for fit. I think it says they have been shortened.
I have personally bought vette parts from this seller both on e-bay and @ Corvettes at Carlisle.
He should be able to help you one way or another.


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