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07-20-2014 09:10 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Tacked the piece from the spare bedside in to the passenger side fender after rolling the edge for the A-pillar and the door with a hammer and dolly. I had to rework the gap a couple of times, moving the A-pillar gap about 1/4 inch and the door gap about 1/8 inch. It appears to clear the door at full open.

Who needs CAD when you have lots of cardboard?


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07-19-2014 09:49 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I opened the edge of the fender where it meets the top edge of the door to allow better fitting of the spare bed side. This piece is coming along as filler for the fender-to-door transition. I hammered the edge that will fit up to the A-pillar. Thanks to all of the folks who post their metalworking videos on YouTube - man, what an education one can get for free.


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07-09-2014 10:13 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Attached the S10 front fender mounting bracket to the bed side at the bottom of the fender and the top.
I bent a piece of 18 gauge to fill the gap between the top fender mounting bracket and the bed side. The door edge gap is much closer to stock now that the bracket position is fixed.


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07-08-2014 10:03 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
The fender attachment to the cab was retained from the original front fender and welded to the bed side, but it's been hanging since then. I added a brace fabricated from one of the interior door frames from the Malibu doors. I'll need to brace the fender attachment in a couple of more places.


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07-08-2014 09:49 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I have decided that adding a small piece to the edge of the fender will not work. The transition between the leading edge of the door and the trailing edge of the original fender is indented compared to the new transition to the refitted bed side. The small piece will leave the indention in place.

I have decided to use a piece of the bed side I purchased for the grill shell to splice into the fender and the door. I trimmed a bit of the piece to fit around the A-pillar and flattened the top edge with the English wheel.


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