Joel is about right. I have had fenders on and off my car 5 times just getting the development on these right. I have to test fit this final set, but the adjustments were small so I am confident they will be production ready. About 2 weeks we can have them shipping.
The rears are another matter. We need the final blending on my fenders complete. We have had them started, but waiting on the body guy for the finished blend. Later this week perhaps. Then off to make those molds.
I do already have a small list for the pre-production parts, and I will be contacting you guys shortly.
I'm sticking with Pettit rears so if in the event one is damaged they can be easily replaced. For a street/show car blended rear 1/4 panels work. For a race car sh*t happens and quick and affordable parts replacement is key.
Great points Mark. First off I totally agree. The amount of work I have in my fenders has been more than I would expect others to do, but that is the impetus behind us making the replacement part. It should match up with the factory lines of the hatch on top/the bumper & tail lights in the rear/wrap around the underside on the bottom, and match up with the factory seam line/door in front. The only seam that would be visible would be at the b pillar. Those who want to go racing could just rivet or nutsert the periphery of the fender on, and replacement is a snap. We plan to have the finish paint ready, just like our hoods, little to no prep necessary.
The bummer on the Pettit flares is that they flex and change shape so easily that they always require quite a bit of prep to be paint ready even for a racecar paintjob. The cost of them reflects that, but it comes down to how many hours of time needs to be spent each time you smash one up. I have found that it always come down to either you pay the bodyshop, or for a more finished part.