Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 23 – Wider is better! Getting Clearance with a Wide Body Kit.
long view of front fender and strut tower in engine bay
Next, grab the bolts on the top of the fender inside the engine bay.

 

peeking into door hinge area to see fender bolt
The back of the fender at the bottom has a bolt that’s accessible with the door open, just under the massive hinge assembly.

 

area at back of hood under gasket above fender
At the base of the windshield just underneath some gasket at the back of the fender is another hidden bolt for the top of the fender.

 

headlight studs viewed from inside the fender
The headlights have two studs that come through and behind the fender.

Depending on who took care of your car, these nuts may or may not be installed. Since the headlight is pretty jammed into the place where it lives, and since the tabs are always broken off the damned things, people have a tendency to not bother bolting them in, or just using zip ties. Whatever.

 

bolt at front of fender that is behind headlight
The last hidey bolt is exposed when the headlight assembly is removed.

5 comments

    1. You’re not kidding @MattAtRedondo ! Sometimes you have to step back and look at the long path you took to get you are before you can appreciate it.

      Just don’t try to add up all the dollars you spent. That’s a bad idea!

  1. Those wheels look amazing. As an aside, you really should always run valve caps at the track. I run the little plastic ones because as you mentioned – every ounce counts.

    I’ve had debris or dirt get into the stem from an off track excursion and cause a deflation. Caps eliminate that possibility. Looking forward to the next installment.

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