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10-02-2011 08:44 PM Front Fender Driver Side 6
This weekend I was able to finish up the driver's side front wheel well. I built the outer half, as well as made the fender modifications to attach it. I removed most of the original mounting flange, added a double wall along the outside edge to restore strength, then made a new flange welded to the inside of the fender in a higher location.

Next I added some material to reduce the large opening the oem design had. I left some room in case I use the other DSE supplied bushings for the upper control arms.

Now the real trick will be to make the passenger side look the same. I'll do my best to follow my method of building the driver side to come up with an approximate close shape. I've just started to rough out the middle shape.


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09-25-2011 10:08 PM Front Fender Driver Side 5
The first pic shows the revised inner half and attached to the car. you can see a big difference between the two, and the revised one now provides enough clearance for my frame modifications I made.

I'm now starting to build the outer half. I've made a template and cut the metal, but will have to wait until next weekend to fab that, and the fender itself. My plan is to relocate the fender attachments upwards so this will still connect to one another.

I also recessed an area in the bottom corner to make room for the hoop supports that will eventually find its way in the car.


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09-25-2011 10:06 PM Front Fender Driver Side 4
lots of welding and grinding, then discovering pinholes, and welding again, and grinding some more...


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09-25-2011 10:04 PM Front Fender Driver Side 3
During the construction of this I put it in the car a few times to ensure it still fits. I also removed sections at a time on the bottom to help make sure the fender keeps it shape.


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09-25-2011 10:03 PM Front Fender Driver Side 2
Looks like some beat up medieval knight costume...

It's gonna be fun mirroring this for the passenger side.


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