I recently purchased a set of MS133MS WP arches from MiniSpares, the ones that state, "Ultimate Wheel arch flares of choice if PREMIER quality of looks and FITTABILITY is the prime objective."
I wasn't expecting them just to screw on, but I am frustrated that they do not seem to fit at all. The principle is that the lower lip of the arch screws to the underside of of the wing flange but the radius of the bottom lip of the arch is smaller than the wing flange. The arches are very stiff and do not flex much, but I tried starting at one end and screwing every 10cm but each successive screw pulled the top lip of the arch away from the bodywork. Also the curve at the end of the arches that connect with the sill seam is much too tight compared with that of the "A" panel and rear side panel.
I include a couple of pictures of the front offside and although the arches aren't marked front or rear, the front ones do curve inwards slightly at their front edge to follow the curve of the wing, so I am pretty sure I've at least got that right.
The car has had a lot of welding, so I am not now sure if the problem is me, the car or the arches.
Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.
Before anyone mentions it, I know the arches don't fit like that, I just propped them up to take the pictures.