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One way to make car Lighter

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I was just going to clean up some debris that was stuck around the mud flap at leading edge of the rear wheel well.post-80157-0-56356500-1344345088_thumb.j

I jacked the rear up and removed the wheel to give me some more elbow room. As the mud flap it attached in part to the inner fender lining, I thought that I should have a look behind it to see what Porsche might have hidden behind the lining. Surprise, surprise!! post-80157-0-02377200-1344345150_thumb.j

Eight pounds of wet sand and gravel. The other side had a little less.post-80157-0-23022800-1344345185_thumb.j

All the fastening clips were rusty to some degree, the worst being the clip fused to the mud flap.post-80157-0-49388400-1344345236_thumb.j

Body is still unmarked with only a small rust stain from the offending clip. Cleaned everything up, painted the lower part of the inner fender with gravel guard, and painted all the clips with anti rust paint to prolong their inevitable replacement.

A worthy note is that this whole area of the car is going to be a rust problem in years to come for those who do not periodically clean out this cavity- no way for the sand, gravel and water to get out once it gets past the upper lip of the lining. I weighed the gravel for fun- car is now 15 lbs. lighter.

I am going to check out the front soon.

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That's amazing... Great job and I like the preventative measures you took.. :thumbup:

My car has never seen mud or sand.... It doesn't even know what it is.. Kind of a sheltered child... :king:

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