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yragat 01-17-2007 03:10 PM

fender welting???
I have a 26 T that I will be disassembling to strip it of lacquer paint. What I want to know is can I put the car back together without putting the welting between the body parts?
Thank you Gary :confused:

lowstreet 01-17-2007 04:53 PM

yes you can

yragat 01-17-2007 05:01 PM

Thank u
I just didn't know if there was any drawbacks to doing it that way ,My car is all metal with fiberglass fenders,should I put anything between the parts,or just bolt them together?

coda618 01-17-2007 05:56 PM

It would seem to be a good idea to replace. I wold think it provides some vibration dampening and wear of two part rubbing together, chipping paint, leading to rust etc. No por, just my opinion. By the way, welting is readily available. Check ebay.
Good luck.

yragat 01-17-2007 06:06 PM

I was thinking about putting thin nylon washers over each bolt,how do u think that would work? I know welting is readily available,I just don't really care for it

poncho62 01-17-2007 06:25 PM

Use the welting, if you dont want ut to show, trim the round bit off.....Saves on squeaks and paint rubbing off.

yragat 01-17-2007 08:04 PM

You don't think the nylon washer idea would work then?

poncho62 01-17-2007 08:23 PM

You would get water splashing up between the joints.

302 Z28 01-17-2007 08:31 PM

Instead of the thick welting you could use some thin rubber, about 1/32".


yragat 01-17-2007 08:45 PM

What do u think about a bead of silicone?

302 Z28 01-18-2007 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by yragat
What do u think about a bead of silicone?

Could make removal a bit of a chore. Use a bycycle inner tube and cut it to fit.


yragat 01-18-2007 07:51 AM

That sounds good,maybe I'll try that

shine 01-18-2007 11:36 AM

put the welting in from the back. it will still do it's job but you wont see the welt. may have to trim 1/2 in off.

yragat 01-18-2007 11:59 AM

somethingelse to consider!

baddbob 01-18-2007 12:18 PM

Or use a urethane seam sealer-this avoids having an open crevice that'll hold moisture but will make removal of the fenders a PITA. Another option would be to apply a self adhesive gasket strip to the body then bolt the fenders on, two sided adhesive tape would also work.

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