I've taken a few days off from work and finished forming all thirteen pieces for the passenger side fender. Today, I started welding them together, starting with the largest pieces on the outside behind the front tire.
I have six pieces of the fender, along the hood side, complete. My favorite is the trailing edge of the fender. I re-purposed one of the pieces I'd hammered on the stump before attending the Ron Covell workshop on bucks and fenders and was able to make the fender end in one piece rather than two.
I made the first pattern using one of my hoarded cereal boxes, but I'll use kraft paper for the rest. Trying to make the tight curve for the S10 contour line proved too difficult, so I reduced the panel size and concentrated on just the lower panel. The second piece forms the lower edge around to the wheel well opening. The two pieces match pretty well.
I've completed the wire buck. After watching the Ron Covell DVD on making bucks, the doubt witch has again settled in. I've now settled on using the wire buck for the passenger side fender and making a wood buck to duplicate the passenger side fender for the driver side.
One of the hoops on the small end of the fender needs to be trimmed to allow the buck to fit against the hood side, so the outer edge does not yet align with my mark on the floor.
The front edge of the fender will match the contour of the S10 side panels - there's nothing like a challenge.