After I made the strut I deemed it was not necessary because in applying the extra layer of cf and the additional cf needed for the strut it made the piece as hard as a rock! So I have a total of 5 layers, 6 covering the bolt mounts and 3 additional midway up the guard (from the proposed strut) all done with MAX HTE. I will fabricate the other one shortly, Will just run 5 layers and the additional one for bolt mounts. I believe mine required a little more fabric because it is a different design than Erlings. Either way it is good to go.
Also I sent my pops some info on CF CNC fabrication and it is a go on the guard. But I have to program it.... Shouldn't be too bad though as it is just cutting, no 3D.