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Old 12-26-2010, 11:09am   #1
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Anyone have any experience with these? I'm thinking about getting a set for my rear and maybe for the front if I like the rears. The L5 website doesn't really give much info on them other than they look like the C6Z guards and you don't have to modify them, also that they are fiberglass. I'm just going to assume they fit good but wondering how much they cover the inside of the wheel well and what finish they come in.

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I got these from some guy in New York three years ago. Wish I remembered who ... but I took a chance and got his prototypes to worked with a little tweaking. I'm sure these have evolved into something more finished.

Maybe if you search the Corvette Forum, you could find it.




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I got these from some guy in New York three years ago. Wish I remembered who ...
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That's it dude ... that's the one.

He's sure come a long way from when I got mine.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:09pm   #6
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I installed a set of L5 Motorsportson the frt. and rear, But the fit was not good at all.
While my Vette was at a Corvette shop in Tulsa having things like headers, rear black out and other things done I had them install the Lewis C5 splash guards, The shop told me that's the best they can do, Looks like crap, So, I am removing them and trying to sand them so I might get a better fit, No luck yet.
While in the shop, they painted them Yellow like the car, so using the Black silicone is out, maybe I will try the clear. Double side 3/M tape won't hold because the fit is so bad.

L5 Guard after painting and ready to install




Installed on frt.




Note the fit, Tape will not hold in place



Rear Gap, Needs to be sanded or filled






Now to find something to fill and hold them in place, Sanding them is not getting me anywhere fast.

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Rear Gap, Needs to be sanded or filled.
It appears to fit the quarter panel ok, Can't you fix this by loosening the rear fascia mounting to the quarter panel and bring the fascia outward a bit more?


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It appears to fit the quarter panel ok, Can't you fix this by loosening the rear fascia mounting to the quarter panel and bring the fascia outward a bit more?


Wells thank a for the suggestion, maybe it will work, I will try, or else get some filler that I can mix paint with and and stick them on where it will look right.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:15pm   #9
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I have a set for my L5 flares. They seem to fit well when I was fitting the fenders. Maybe they were made for their flares...
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Their site says they have them for their flares or for the stock fenders. The ones above do look like maybe you could bring the rear fascia out some to close that gap. I'm not quite ready to get any so I'll wait and see what happens.

I should have bought a black car instead of yellow then I could just mold them in and paint it myself instead of having to take it somewhere and hope they match the paint to my standards. Oh well.
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Their site says they have them for their flares or for the stock fenders. The ones above do look like maybe you could bring the rear fascia out some to close that gap. I'm not quite ready to get any so I'll wait and see what happens.

I should have bought a black car instead of yellow then I could just mold them in and paint it myself instead of having to take it somewhere and hope they match the paint to my standards. Oh well.
I have the paint code if you should need it.
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Love the look,my next project.
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Looks great!
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way overpriced, but they look good!
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Munch, Have you done anything yet?? Let me know.
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Munch, Have you done anything yet?? Let me know.

I did order a set for the back and they are sitting on my front seat, I held them in place and they looked like they fit really good. I was going to paint them this weekend if I have time.
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Munch: While your working on those things, how about taking pictures and sharing? I am interested in this project for my vert. It helps to see what somebody else has been thru.
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Will do.
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I want these so badand with the 10 1/2 " rims on the rear they would do wonders to keep the fenders clean.
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I did order a set for the back and they are sitting on my front seat, I held them in place and they looked like they fit really good. I was going to paint them this weekend if I have time.
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Please post photo's Please, How did they fit up, What did you use to keep them in place, ect.
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