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Old 01-09-2007, 05:13 AM
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Firming up Fenders on the 37 Ford Coupe

I am getting ready to address the Steel Fenders for my 37 Ford Coupe. These are very rusted both inside and out and have start to be eaten away by the rust. I want to stay with all steel and it does not appear anyone makes steel fenders for these cars. I intend to bead blast the fenders inside and out to get to clean metal. To give these a bit mor substance since they are very thin in some places, I was going to put a layer of fiberglass inside the fenders. Are there other options to make these solid?

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firming up fenders on the 37 Ford Coupe

Yeah Not sure how I would go about Firming up the Bulk of the Fenders But thought I might Hook ya up with a trick ive used over the years on fender edges . i Use 1/4 too 3/16ths Steel wire along the edge of fenders too keep them from crackin on out side edge's <<, even used this trick on Fyber Glass Baja and Dune Buggy fenders as well as steel fenders too keep them from Crackin along the outside edges . Just bend wire along fender edge and Spot weld or fyberglass in . Ive used this trick on inside edge where fender bolts too the body with lil Sheet metal plates welded too the wire too reinforce inside edges, also . << Hope this helps you out some . on the surface part might wanna consider brazeing too thicken things up in spotts possibly << Not real sure if be any better than Fyber Glassing as you suggested . But Wire trick worked good for me as far as crackin on out side edges and or inside edges << This Wire Could be Fyberglassed in as well as welded ! Sean
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Never cover steel with fibreglass. You're just asking for your fenders to rot away as water creeps under the 'glass and rust begins to chew the steel up.
After you've got the fenders repaired, straightened, fitted and painted with epoxy primer, have the undersides shot with spray-on bedliner material. Be sure to specify that you want the "smooth" gloss finish 'liner. The brand we had on our fenders is Superliner.
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Quick question here (not to hijack the Thread, however)-I read on another Thread that a Hotrodder's Member was concerned about the weight of Bedliner (for Rock Chip protection)-what is your experience with this?
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