Extending lower arms is one thing, but chopping out the front upper and lower radiator supports so you can make your own is something completely different. I was debating whether I wanted to do it, but I knew I had to if I wanted to run the stock fan clutch and shroud. At some point, I just said "fuck it" and got the air saw out. In the end, it took me four tries to get it right. But all the designing and re-designing improved my welding and ability to mesure things correctly drastically.
It wasn't until I mounted the headlights and closed the hood and everything lined up correctly that I was able to breathe that sigh of relief. It's functional and looks pretty nifty. I know a professional fabricator might be shaking their head, but I'm happy with what I was able to accomplish with a cheap welder.
From the factory, the headlights are supported on the sides by the fenders. This is fine when you're using the factory metal fenders, but I was switching to FRP so I wanted better support. Adding a second bracket to the upper support for the headlight seems to have done the trick. The headlights don't need to be bolted to the fenders at all anymore.
My goal has always been to keep things a bit conservative and suitable for the street. I did get crazy in a couple areas, but the one-off radiator supports were a necessity to be able to run the PBM mid-mount intercooler along with the stock clutch and radiator shroud. It should make a big difference in keeping things cool, which has been an issue in the past.
The picture above shows the hood to headlight line pretty well which is on point. I just had the fender sitting in place and not bolted down so I could judge wheel fitment. After I bolted the Stage21 fender down it only took a bit of adjustment to get everything lined up correctly.