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Old 08-25-2012, 09:49 AM
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Hey Guys Help 34 ford inner fender

I am building a 34 ford using a BeBop body and a TCI chassis. When I put the body on the chassis at the front of the body by the firewall the body sits inside the frame 1/2" on both sides. The body fits tight on the frame and is square on the frame. So now when I fit the inner fenders both of them fit inside the body line about 1/2" so when I put the 4 piece Rootlieb hood on and close it the hood is 1/2" away from the inner fender however if I use the rubber hockey pucks Rootlieb sullpied with the hood assembly and install them on the inner fenders the hood now lines up with body perfectly. HAVE I DONE THIS RIGHT!!! This has been driving me nuts for a year now how do I proced any help would be appreciated.

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The inner fenders must be in line with the body, they cannot be 1/2" in and expect the fenders to line up with the body. Use spacers to place the inner fenders out enough away from the frame to line up with the body.

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34 Ford Inner Fenders

Here are 2 pics of my problem. Does this look OK
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sorry, that does not look correct.
the inner fender must line up with the body as stated by
302 z28. the fender will not be aligned with the body/frame when the inner fender is inside as your pictures show.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:23 PM
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Do you think the body is to wide or the frame is to narrow?
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Wescott's have the frame dimensions here: http://www.wescottsauto.com/Tech/Fra...ram1933-34.pdf

As you have probably already found out, aftermarket bodies and chassis are always a compromise and liberties taken by their manufacturer. If I were to place my money on anything, it would be the body is a bit off though I had a couple of built in mistakes on my TCI 'A' chassis. As Vince (302 Z28) noted, you will have to shim and space bits and pieces, a possible real time eater.

Those photos - can I suggest you use a Photobucket account and post that way as I do not have any application including Photoshop that would open your pictures. You will get lots more responses that way.

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I am opening up a photo bucket account and when I do I will re do the pics thanks for the info
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so here we are as you can see the body lines up with the frame but the inner fender sits just a bit inside. any thoughts? Like I said if I install the rubber pucks supplied with the hood everything lines up right.As you can see the inner fender and the fender itself are right against the frame, if I space the inner fender out the fender will come out as well. Please help


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This is the other side. I see no way to move out the inner fender to meet the body line. Any help or thoughts?

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Thanks for going into Photobucket - good pictures we can get some info from

Is that a one piece part as supplied by BeBop's? If so, you may have to do some fiberglass cutting and pasting, for no better words. Fiberglass 'moves' around a fair amount right after it's pulled from the molds plus the fact that all molds are not created equal. My Wescott front fenders had major twists in different directions plus didn't meet the splash shields and running boards at the correct angle - the rest of the car being steel. Heat lamps, jacks, clamps and anything else I could use brought them close. Then I had the fun of grinding and then correct build up with cloth and resin.

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after looking at the latest pictures, I agree with the Irish Child ....those inner fender panels should line up with the body reveal/belt line at the lower edge of the body.
the panels may be warped, maybe contact Be bop & see what they say/recommend.
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Fixed It!!!!

Thanks guys Ireland's Child and Fast Ford. I fixed the problem all I had to do was trim a bit of the fender away and all fit well. The nice part it you can't see it. Thanks guys.


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'glass can be 'fun' to work with - glad we can be of help.

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I have a 16" electric fan the only way I will be able to mount it is front of my Walker rad. Will it work? I guess it has to.
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