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    Gen 3 sheet metal updates.

    I got the updated sheetmetal for my coupe. Most of it I can easily see what it replaces. All of the items are wheel liner type stuff. looks like they did a complete redesign of the front wheel wells.
    for those of you installing the side engine cover plates or wheel well liners WAIT. new metal parts are on the way.


    It also came with rear hatch hinges that are a bit longer. the added length will allow the rear hatch to actually adjust so you can open it. I spent hours trying to adjust the old hinges so the hatch glass would not contact the roof when opening.

    there are two plates that I can not figure out though.

    for any of you that got them already. they are the smallest aluminum plates about 6"x6" and looks like a roll bar cutout in them. Where do those go?

    I'm hoping right behind my head when I'm driving. I noticed a large gap in the wheel wells there that allows stones to get thrown into the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forcefed1 View Post
    I got the updated sheetmetal for my coupe. Most of it I can easily see what it replaces. All of the items are wheel liner type stuff. looks like they did a complete redesign of the front wheel wells.
    for those of you installing the side engine cover plates or wheel well liners WAIT. new metal parts are on the way.


    It also came with rear hatch hinges that are a bit longer. the added length will allow the rear hatch to actually adjust so you can open it. I spent hours trying to adjust the old hinges so the hatch glass would not contact the roof when opening.

    there are two plates that I can not figure out though.

    for any of you that got them already. they are the smallest aluminum plates about 6"x6" and looks like a roll bar cutout in them. Where do those go?

    I'm hoping right behind my head when I'm driving. I noticed a large gap in the wheel wells there that allows stones to get thrown into the car.
    I'm not at home this week, but I don't recall the 6 x 6 pieces you're describing. I received three updated panel pairs, one pair of new parts, and the revised hatch hinges. Just checked my build thread where I talked about it plus pictured the new design front wheel inside splash panels. Unless someone else knows, maybe you should call Factory Five and ask? Will be curious what you find out.

    I think that hole in the upper front part of the rear wheel well is covered by one of the new pieces you received. It's a small piece with a lot of pretty complicated bends. Not mentioned in any of the instructions or part listings. But for the rear wheel well.
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    My update is scheduled to arrive tomorrow so I'll be following along as well to see where everything goes... you know, for 2 years in the future when I'm ready for that part
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    Any pictures y'all can post would be helpful. I have chassis #77, so I *think* i may have the new parts, but not sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlirium View Post
    Any pictures y'all can post would be helpful. I have chassis #77, so I *think* i may have the new parts, but not sure...
    This is a picture of the updated splash panels next to the older ones still mounted on my build. If you have these, you probably have the other updates.

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    My new parts showed up. There are new 3 new front splash shield parts for each side, 2 new rear wheel front splash shield parts to seal off the body roll cage area (1 per side) and new hatch hinge parts.
    Anyone figure out how the rear seal parts fit? I had a look at them and have no idea how they fit.
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    I figured them out.
    they don't close it off completely but they are a huge improvement.

    ill get a photo to show you.

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