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Posted By: Fred Lewis
Posted On: Thursday February 7, 2019 at 8:48 AM
Early Birds
Hi Jay, the problem of those cars without skirts is the rear wheel cutout is too high and too square. If you took it to a body man and had a piece welded in to lower it a couple of inches and rounded the corners a bit then it would match the design of the car.

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I.m not asking for all of them to be skirtless, just one model. by Jay Golan #25307.2.3

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