Project 86: Build A Dream AE86 In 86 Days

As mentioned above, steel front fenders are another one of those rare bits that at this point must be taken from another car. Even the reproduction steel fenders (which have long since been discontinued) would have come with the hole for the antenna, which you can see Pat working on patching up here.

Though this car wasn’t in the worst shape, it wasn’t perfectly clean either. Nothing that a little bit of creativity, cutting and welding couldn’t fix though! Note the 2nd to last picture, demonstrating our modification of the “rain bucket”, a section of the AE86 notorious for collecting water and completely rusting out. Since this part of the body goes under the bumper, it’s better to have a flat piece of metal there rather than go to the trouble of trying to recreate what was ultimately a funny bit of design.