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08-12-2012 06:46 AM Right Rear Fender
The right rear fender was installed. Compared to the left fender, the right one fits better at the front and worse at the rear. I am reluctantly coming to terms with the fact the fenders are going to require welting. The alternative will be lengthy bouts of cutting, welding, grinding, and repeating. In the end they may still require welting. Or, they could be welded on and leaded in. I don't want this to drag on for more years. Welting it is.

The area around the gas fill tube opening was cleaned up. I am planning on filling this hole and installing a smaller filler built into the fender.

The front 11 holes were filled first. I got 8 of the 15 rear holes filled. I have lost about 80 lbs. over the last year. There are few things which were easier to do when I was heavier. One of them, however, was sitting on a non-padded creeper seat for hours. My bony behind just could not stand filling the remaining 7 holes, so they are left for another day.


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08-12-2012 06:30 AM Left Rear Fender
The 15 holes in the rear section were filled in a staggered fashion. The hope was this would spread the heat out and minimize warping. It did a pretty good job.

The majority of the paint was removed to make sure there were no surprises and to see how bad the surface rust along the top actually is. The fender is close to ready to begin the finishing process.


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08-10-2012 10:04 PM Left Rear Fender
Don couldn't come over so I started on the rear fenders.

The left rear came from ebay with two dents and undercoating.

The undercoating was removed. Most came off with a scraper. Easy but time consuming. Hammer and dolly work removed most of the dents. Eleven holes on the front section of the fender were filled and ground smooth. Just 15 holes to go (on the left fender - plus 26 on the right fender!).


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08-08-2012 09:22 PM Right Door Installed
Hung the right door. I think it fits better than the left door.

Found the detent springs.

The left door fits nice until you get down to the area of the new quarter. Hoping to get advice from Don.


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08-04-2012 08:20 PM Left Door Installed
The left door was installed. The The door was centered. The upper hinge required two washers between the hinge and the door on all three bolts. I will replace this with a single plate once everything is finalized. The gaps aren't perfect. I'll get the right door done and then have Don take a look at them and give me some advice. I didn't get it hung today due in part to the heat and in part to misplacing two of the bolts. To the hardware store tomorrow!


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