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PostPosted: December 2, 2019, 8:07 pm 
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Are you having a gap between the rear fenders and body as visible in the photos or are the fenders just not in their final resting place? If the gap, what was the thought process behind that, don't think I've ever seen that on a 7 style car before.

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PostPosted: December 2, 2019, 9:16 pm 
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Trochu wrote:
Are you having a gap between the rear fenders and body as visible in the photos or are the fenders just not in their final resting place? If the gap, what was the thought process behind that, don't think I've ever seen that on a 7 style car before.
Yes the gap is real and as shown. Car9 has long trailing arms and the body tapers aft of the roll bar. I went with free standing rear fenders to clear the trailing arms and not have super wide fenders at the rear. They are 11" wide and stand free by 3" in the front and 5" at the trailing edge. Agreed, not the traditional Seven style, but I like the jaunty look.

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I like the location and style of the lights. Why not simply weld a mounting tab to the fender stay. It would be a cleaner install IMO.
Chuck, I've been thinking through your idea and decided to go that way. Had to get creative to avoid closing-in the though bolt fixing the stay to the socket, but think I have that solved. Much cleaner looking. Will post pics when I have a new tail light mock up.

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Those tail lights are sooo cool! I think I'd like 'em in the aluminum look instead of chrome, but that's just my opinion. If the bodywork was painted, maybe they'd be OK. I'm also liking the "remote" rear fenders more and more. Neat idea.
Those license plate bolts/lights... You're just showin' off!!!
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... those license plate lights are way cool. Never saw them before...
Thanks, fellas. Just typical aftermarket hot rod / street rod stuff. I used the license plate lights on the Ultima. The new LED version should be better.

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PostPosted: December 2, 2019, 10:24 pm 
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Tom, FWIW, here is my idea. (the "hole in fender" should read "fender stay")


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