C7 Z06/GS Carbon Flash Front Fender Spat Replacement
Z06 and GS C7 Corvette sport some very appealing body lines. The
first thing you notice about these two models is the wide body
panels. The fender flares were needed to accommodate the
humongous rubber that these cars are equipped with. The other thing
people notice are the ugly mat black plastic fender extensions that are
attached to the front of the car. What was GM thinking? Why would you
put a set of cheap looking plastic fender extensions on your flagship
cars? The factory units look like they came straight off an old Chevy
As so often is the case the after market comes to the
rescue. Our friends at RPI sells a set of factory fender extensions
that are finished in glossy carbon flash metallic GM paint. The spats
are sanded, primed and sprayed with carbon flash paint. The units
are then clear coated and polished to a high gloss.
and installation is a relativity easy job. All you need is a 7mm socket
wrench and a T15 torx bit to remove the factory hardware.
- Locate and remove the 7mm bolt at the front lower section of the extension.
- Remove the three T15 torx screws that hold the front of the factory extension in place
-Pull back the metal clip that is located at the rear of the extension
Using some elbow grease separate the double sided tape that is attached
to the extension and peal the
extension away from the car body. Remove any tape residue by rubbing it
Test fit the new painted extension by aligning the rear clip with the
fitting on the rear of the wheel well. When you are comfortable with
the alignment insert the clip into the fitting. Peel boff the backing
of the double sided tape that is pre installed on the back of the new
extension. Using some more elbow grease force the extension in place
making sure that all the tabs snap into place.
three t15 torx screws and the 7mm front bottom bolt. Repeat the
procedure for the other front wheel well. Now stand back and admire the
new look of your C7.