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Day 1 - Tearing down the original front end and test fitting fenders

Everybody knows what removing the stock front end is like (minor PITA) so I won't bother with that.... I got a late start, so this is more like a half day. Removal of the front end took most of the afternoon. Also, I removed roughly 5lbs of dirt and debris from within the fenders.

Here you can see the front end just removed. My friend Jesse holds the fender roughly where it will go.

The Good News: on the door side, all the lines are very good! YAY! But the happiness is short lived...

Uh oh... why do all the mounting tabs point up about 20 degrees?

The Bad News: Dammit.

Here you can really see how bad the gap is, very wavy, and far from the frame unfortunately :/ On day 2 I'll see what can be done to salvage the fenders as-is.


(it's so pathetic that I have to do this; I HATE people that can't take responsibility for their own actions!)
This is ONLY documentation for my own project car. Should anyone decide to copy, emulate, or in any other way reproduce my ideas and/or methods, I bear NO RESPONSIBILITY for your actions. This is not a snap-tite model. There are no (quality) pre-fab kits out there that make it an easy 1-2-3 to do this conversion. This is custom work, and as such, is every bit as much art as it is science. Please ALWAYS think through what you're going to do before taking action, and PLEASE, Safety First!


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