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Old 11-01-2008, 06:06 PM
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1930U Plymouth home made front fenders

I made the front fenders today. Still havenít figured out the mounting system yet but tomorrows another day. I started out with some Bass Pro Shop off the self boat trailer fenders. I had to spilt them and remove a 1Ē section to make them narrower. Then I had to expand (open up) the radius to match the tire size. I am also going to roll a bead completely around the fenders. Iím not sure if Iíll be able to with my roller as the metal is pretty thick. Tried to make them match the back ones.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:13 PM
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Nice job man. That would be more tricky than a motorcycle fender because you have to make a pair that match. That takes a lot more skill than making a one off.
Good work.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:50 PM
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Started on the fender mounts today. I'm going to attach them to the cailper brackets. I just tacked things up today for the purpose of mock up. When I tear the chassis down for detail and rebuild I will make a new one piece plate. At any rate heres a few more pictures.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:32 PM
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I've seen lots of wheel-mounted fenders crack and brackets crack, due to the way they jiggle on every little crack in the road. Try to plan the mounting areas on the fender with that thought in mind.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:44 PM
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I've seen lots of wheel-mounted fenders crack and brackets crack, due to the way they jiggle on every little crack in the road. Try to plan the mounting areas on the fender with that thought in mind.
Thanks FJ...I used 1/2" stock for the struts and I have a few thoughts about attaching the fenders. I will make sure to reinforce the sheet metal mounting areas.
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Great look, but I'd seriously consider blunting those points or adding a little ball on each one. Think about running your hand over the tire or giving the tire a spin (wheel bearings, etc.) -- real easy to stab yourself doing routine maintenance.
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Great look, but I'd seriously consider blunting those points or adding a little ball on each one. Think about running your hand over the tire or giving the tire a spin (wheel bearings, etc.) -- real easy to stab yourself doing routine maintenance.
thanks grouch...I'm still not 100% on the points but I'm not to worried about stabbing myself. By the time I round them a bit, skim coat primer, etc. they will be a lot less pointy. I do like the look but I might change them.
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I hadn't even thought about paint. Wouldn't the sharp points be more prone to chipping, especially in that location?

Hope you don't mind -- I copied one of your photos and added a little ball at the end of the points. It's kinda like a foil in fencing or a finial (I think that's right) in furniture.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:49 PM
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I hadn't even thought about paint. Wouldn't the sharp points be more prone to chipping, especially in that location?

Hope you don't mind -- I copied one of your photos and added a little ball at the end of the points. It's kinda like a foil in fencing or a finial (I think that's right) in furniture.
No problem grouch...that looks pretty cool.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:27 AM
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I have to go into my real money making job today, but I plan to work on mountng the fenders tomorrow. Thinking about just drilling a hole through the fenders then reinforcing the opening. From there I will form a 3/8 rod to the underside of the fender and then pass the rod through the hole and weld them to the fender. I want the rods to be on a 90 degree angle to the twisted uprights. I will then form a loop on the end to accept a threaded stud and use some kind of fancy nut to mount them. Thinking out loud here...it might look like heck...will know tomorrow.
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Hi all,

Worked about 6 hours out in the shop today. Finally got one of the front fenders mounted. I made and tried a variety of different mounts but decided to bend a 90 in my twisted uprights and install a 3/8" stud to pass through the fender. I made a support gusset out of 3/8" round stock and shaped it to the contour of the fender. On the mount side of the round stock I welded a loop on a 90 for the bolt to pass through. Then welded the rod stock to the underside of the fender. it is very strong.
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Looking awesome!

Got a Pix from the tires point of view?



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Old 11-09-2008, 08:07 PM
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Thanks for the positve comments. I'll be back at it next weekend and I will get you a picture of the underside.
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Looking awesome!

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Hey Rob, Per your request... here's the pictures of underside.

I finished up the rough work on the front fender mounts today. It only took me about a 1/4 of the time to make the left side mounts. Again this is really raw right now and will need much grinding and finish work. I am pleased that they're very strong but I have to make them pretty now.
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Thanks for the pix!

Some nice metal work.

And for my next request ...

How about A winning lotto ticket




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