fender fix (Really Bad) Help! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2006, 07:28 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 709
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fender fix (Really Bad) Help!

I have a fender that is eaten away with rust on the edges at the cowl side. There's a few holes also but I would like to round the edge with 3/16th rod or 1/8 either way you get the picture because at the end of my fender it's eaten away and I want to keep it looking like original if possible and I'm thinking it will give it some strength! Should I try and weld as much of any open space thats possible,(with other pieces of fender) and then start to use fiberglass repair and then the bondo stuff? OR am I way out of whack? Advise, Dana

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Rambo_The_Dog's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Shop Remodel Progress
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 736
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 39chevy
I have a fender that is eaten away with rust on the edges at the cowl side. There's a few holes also but I would like to round the edge with 3/16th rod or 1/8 either way you get the picture because at the end of my fender it's eaten away and I want to keep it looking like original if possible and I'm thinking it will give it some strength! Should I try and weld as much of any open space thats possible,(with other pieces of fender) and then start to use fiberglass repair and then the bondo stuff? OR am I way out of whack? Advise, Dana
Anyway you can post a picture of the fender and area of concern? It'd help in making a recommendation...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2006, 07:52 PM
car builder
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: kentucky
Age: 43
Posts: 100
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1. Never use any filler on holes or rust.
2. cut as much rust out as you can.
3. weld the new metal in place.(do not warp)
4. after all welding is completed grind the weld down.
5. use a very thin coat of bondo to smooth imperfections.
6. sand the bondo and use high build primer.
7. sand the primer smooth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 709
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks for the direction, here goes!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Bowed" deck lid cruzinTLT Body - Exterior 3 03-04-2005 10:24 PM
body parts fitting anyoldchevy Body - Exterior 10 02-20-2005 10:20 AM
another useless post about myself. the bad got good the good went bad bullheimer Hotrodders' Lounge 6 09-29-2004 07:57 AM
My Report: ITS BAD. VERY BAD. Native Gearhead Transmission - Rearend 12 09-21-2004 11:30 AM
need advice bad! 400 small block irocan Engine 0 02-10-2002 05:17 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.