Duh :duh: ok gotcha now ...Your confusion lies in your wording. Quaters are quaters,the only fenders on a car are on the front. If I was talking about the rear "fenders" as you've been calling them, I would have said quater. You're thinking I'm talking about the rear brake vents when I've actually been talking about the vents that empty from the wheel wells on the fenders. That whole ridge on the edge of the fender next to the door is unnecesary, loose it and you don't need to add any stepping to the door.
Makes sense I guess for the rear passengers... if your concerned about having rear passengers I guess Mines already a 2 seater. I'm not sure its going to look great if you keep it as a hatch with that roofline extension.
So you have been talking about the front vent all this time...:laugh:
Ok, you see the problem there is that apart from the mid portion of the fender/door area where that ridge will be eliminated (I just left it there for no reason really) at the bottom portion there is significant width gained on the fender that has to be continued towards the rear, under the door, forming the side skirt. And that results in the unwanted step that I've been trying to disguise.
It's the width B that makes all the difference. Now, I'll cut off the ridge right below the upper widening of the fender to the molding. Below the molding everything has to be widened in proportion.
If I was to try to go around this in order to keep the inward swerve of the doors (and the rest of the body) that's there as you go lower on the body, that in my eyes would make the super swelling at the rear look hideous and out of place. Of course when talking about aesthetics it's always a subjective matter of opinion and taste!
As far as the roofline extension try to picture that it will be covered by a stock like 84-86, a bit bigger though, roof spoiler. So at the end you won't be able to see the extension at all.
If I could I would had that extension made by glass or lexan maybe in order to keep visibility but this will show as the whole thing progresses and comes together.
And yes, I do intend to keep full trim and retain this as much as a street car as possible. My dream is to be able to use it as an everyday car if I wanted to.