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Old 01-04-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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Here’s where I drilled the holes in the fender lip and side skirts.
1) I positioned the guard on the car where it should go, and using a dry erase marker,
scribed the outline of the fender on the outside of the guard.
2) I then determined where the best placement for the fasteners would go.
3) I drilled 3/16” holes in the guards themselves, then drilled 7/64” pilot holes in the fender lip.
I fit up and drilled the passenger side guards, then flipped them over on top of the 2 undrilled guards,
and marked where the holes would go for the driver’s side.
That way, I ensured a nice symmetrical fit.

You'll note, there's not much room on the front fender lip,
and IMHO, the fender liner is just too flimsy to attach to.
That's why I went with #8 screws, and the small pilot holes.
The four 1/2" screws were for the above mentioned front fender lip.
All others were 5/8", so they also grabbed a bit of the inner fender liner, and pulled it tight against the lip.
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