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Old 08-14-2009, 08:02 PM
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fender welting advice

Anyone know of a video or have some tips on installing fender welting on a 37 chevy master sedan ? I have never done it and can't find any posts or videos on the net.....even tried google and utube. I just need the basics unless someone out thre has pics of a 37-40 chevy sedan with examples, especially the rear where the fender/body line changes
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You might try doing a search over at the P15-D24 website. That website is devoted to early Mopar vehicles, but I would think that the process would be similar.
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Process is the same as with any car that uses fender welt.
I did a '37 chevy some years ago, and IIRC, I simply ran the welting down the seam and off the end, took the remainder cut it about an 1-1/2" long,
make a pie cut and fold it up between the fender and adjacent panel, and tighten the bolts.
I ordered my welting from Mikes-A-Fordable, (Same stuff, and local to me)
Started all the bolts in the fender, and slid the welting in place, the bolt will cause a wrinkle in the welt, removed the welt, and cut with scissors, a U shape, at each wrinkle to fit around the bolt. Leaving about 3/8" of "web" at the "bead". Then re-install the welt and tighten the bolts.
(there may end up the need to cut a tad mor out of the U shape)

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thanks for taking the time. I tried it this weekend and had mixed success. It seems it just takes some practice and patience.
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You mite want to get the owners manuel/repair biook available from the fillingstation and post your chevy ?'s at the VCCA forum here, If u are a restorer they will help you a lot,hh http://vccachat.orgforum
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thanks for taking the time. I tried it this weekend and had mixed success. It seems it just takes some practice and patience.

Did you have to heat it or leave it in the sun for a while before using it ??


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I guess I'll have to find out for myself. Thanks !!
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thanks for the suggestions.

Managed to get the rear fenders on.....only threw a couple tools. Didn't even think about heating the welt but that may have helped.

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I opeted out of putting my welting back, but I can say the welting I had on my car the bolts actually went through it... so you might want to take a few bolts out at a time and slide your welting in then use and awl and punch through before puting your bolts back through

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Using punched holes usually ends up being the greater of the evils. I have found a U shape cut out works the best. Place all your bolts in the holes and start the nuts Or start the bolt in the nut plate if that is what you have. Then slip your welting in place, adjusting the cut out if necessary. Starting at one end of the run, hand tighten the bolts/nuts while holding the welt in place. This is when an extra hand comes in handy. You are adjusting the depth as well as holding a slight amount of linear tension. You work from bolt to bolt, making corrections as you go. After getting 4 or 5 bolts hand tight and you are happy with the positioning of the welting, then drop back and tighten the first bolt and keep alternating to another hand tightened bolt and back to the second bolt until you reach the end. Then tighten the remaining bolts. Sometimes, a gentle tug on the bottom of the welting can help pull it tighter into the opening between the fender and body or a nylon sliver can be used to pry it up if it gets pushed/pulled to deep.

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Can you paint fender welting? In other words put it on before the car is painted.
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The welting on my car is painted. I don't know if it's "normal" or not.


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Process is the same as with any car that uses fender welt.
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Can you paint fender welting? In other words put it on before the car is painted.
You can paint anything
In all likelyhood the paint will come off in time.
For a more professional look it should Not be painted. Kinda like painting chrome I guess
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