Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 23 – Wider is better! Getting Clearance with a Wide Body Kit.
underneath car view of two bolts attaching the front fender
Underneath the car are two more bolts securing the bottom of the front fender to the chassis.

On many cars this is completely mangled and bent up because people don’t know how to properly jack up the car. Fortunately for me the bolts were in good shape and the fender was not mangled.

With these last bolts gone, the fender simply comes off.

 

front central support dangling in air with missing fender
The front of the front fender actually ties the front end of the car together a little bit. Without it, this support is just dangling in mid-air.

On to the side skirts!

 

orange and silver aluminum block with u-channel and silicone
This is a Jack Jaw from Figs Engineering. It goes on the seam underneath the car to properly allow you to jack the car up without mangling or folding the seam over. Use it.

 

OEM plastic trim installed over aftermarket side skirt
This car still has a mixture of OEM trim bits and missing OEM trim bits.

I had never been behind this trim piece, and I was concerned that the side skirt was super double stick taped to the car, or something that would be equally hard to get off. I was fully expecting to have to destroy the skirt to remove it. But, first things first, and this trim piece came off.

 

screw heads visible at top of side skirt
Fortunately, the side skirt was attached with a few sheet metal type screws. They came out easily enough.

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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