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Old 02-10-2009, 07:38 PM
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Default Front Fender mod

Soonish, I'll be ready to hack into my front fenders to facilitate the grafting in of eggcrates.

I have two of these:


So should I just cut my existing fender across and cut the donor panel to suit:


Or should I cut a hole in my existing panel and cut the donor to fit it:


I was going to cut straight across but then thought it prudent to ask before I started cutting.

Any other suggestions, pitfalls etc?
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id do a combination of the both... id but close to the old egg crate with out gong into the wheel well, but go as far as cutting to infront of the door, so it would be like your second pic only leaving the wheel well in tact. if you just try to cut the egg crate out itslef you might not have enough room to glass it on and make it look nice, especially by the door.. but what do i know, im a newb
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IMO, remove the silly grill panel/eggcrate and go for the contrast I had on the side of my shark....flat or metallic black fading back to the door in body color....

that way any machinery showing inside/under gets the flat black treatment...no show....open gills....simpler is nicer.....

course I am not a chrome shop customer either....except bumpers....

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i think the purpose for the mod is so he can run the carbon fiber egg crates he had made a while back; so they match his mirrors. but thats just a guess
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i think the purpose for the mod is so he can run the carbon fiber egg crates he had made a while back; so they match his mirrors. but thats just a guess
Must have missed that post....I keep eyes open...curious about that....

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i think the purpose for the mod is so he can run the carbon fiber egg crates he had made a while back; so they match his mirrors. but thats just a guess
Must have missed that post....I keep eyes open...curious about that....

Here you go Gene:

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id do a combination of the both... id but close to the old egg crate with out gong into the wheel well, but go as far as cutting to infront of the door, so it would be like your second pic only leaving the wheel well in tact. if you just try to cut the egg crate out itslef you might not have enough room to glass it on and make it look nice, especially by the door.. but what do i know, im a newb
You mean like this?
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yup!.. this way you wouldnt need to worry about matching the curvature of the wheelwell and in front of the door wont be a big deal either.. but do whatever you find easiest.
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yup!.. this way you wouldnt need to worry about matching the curvature of the wheelwell and in front of the door wont be a big deal either.. but do whatever you find easiest.
Not easiest but what will give it the most structural integrity...
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well i dont remember what its like in there...
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