We reached out to KBD Body Kits to see about getting one of their VTX style polyurethane wide body kits for the SC300. A polyurethane kit, especially in the fenders, would be great on a road racing car. A little bumpybump action wasn’t going to crack fiberglass all to hell. Drop the car on the jack? It just squishes the side skirt.
Oh, and the whole body kit fits in 2 cardboard boxes. What the…?
KBD employs a polyurethane combined with a “memory” feature. After they manufacture it, they pack it up, and ship it to you folded up. Take it out of the boxes, let it get pretty hot (direct sunlight, heat gun, etc), and it recovers to the desired shape.
Some 90+ degree days in Georgia direct sunlight should do the trick. Although this is a pretty sad looking scene. With the kit parts basking in the driveway, I got to work taking the existing body panels and parts off.
As you can see here, we have a 1/4 turn fastener attached to the front fender. I used 1/4 turns to make the front bumper really easy to get on and off. 1/4 turn fasteners are quick and easy to use, but they are a little difficult to align correctly when you first install them, and they’re a little finicky to mate. There are other options out there, and we might try some.
The two bolts down in front attach the nose of the fender to the central support system.