I think you have made a great design choice in your decision to thin out the fender flares. I am looking forward to seeing the car in it's finished form.
It is funny to me, but... Mikael had the saying "I'm on a train that never stops, so I'll never finish paying for my ride...." - I think it's pretty apt in your situation!
Keep up the great work, and keep posting up the pictures!
Rocky (a.k.a. Chuck)