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07-25-2016 08:05 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I've spent a few days straightening the fender, knocking down some lumps with a slapping spoon and stretching the wheel well flange with some ghetto handles on my stretcher. I added a brace to align the leading and trailing edges of the wheel well. Finally, I attached the last piece of the fender - the trailing end. I am really pleased with the look.


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07-19-2016 08:40 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Ron Covell's workshop emphasized the need to avoid welding sheet metal on a corner. He described forming a fender flange with a brake and a shrinker/stretcher and welding the flange to the fender on the flat surface. I did not want to spend the hour driving round-trip to my son's house to use his brake, so I used the flanging tool and a hammer to form the 90 degree bend in the flange. The first piece is close.


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07-11-2016 08:52 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Finished welding the lower fender piece and set it up against the hood side. I still need to work on the wheel opening and the hump behind the wheel opening, but it's coming along.


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07-11-2016 08:41 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I lucked out with the hammering and trimming - the lower fender piece came out great. Tacked in place, it fit perfectly. I also used the flanging tool to create the edge for the tire opening.


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06-21-2016 08:25 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I made a little dolly out of some scrap 1/8 inch plate and a piece of 1/2 inch round bar and used the dolly to roll the edge of another piece of 18 gauge I'd formed for the first fender attempt. I wheeled and hammered the piece until it matched the wire buck and the lines of the S10 bed side.


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