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11-23-2008 08:15 PM 1930U Imagination and Geometry
Here's the latest progress. The Plymouth didn't have a windshield frame but when I was in Hershey last year, I found a nice one but had no clue as to what it fit. Still don't know. It was only $25.00 and I figured what the heck, I've had to make everything else for the car, so I bought it.

It took me about 3 hours and I think it's going to work. I cut down the height, width and had to redo the curved lower channel to fit the contour of the top of the cowl.

It had a really cool double full length hinge that was also in great shape. I plan to finish it up over Thanksgiving. After that I will begin the long process of finish welding and grinding everything.



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11-15-2008 08:34 PM More Fender Info.
Here's the pictures of underside.

I finished up the rough work on the front fender mounts today. It only took me about a 1/4 of the time to make the left side mounts. Again this is really raw right now and will need much grinding and finish work. I am pleased that they're very strong but I have to make them pretty now.




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11-09-2008 08:15 PM Homemade fender brackets
Hi all,

Worked about 6 hours out in the shop today. Finally got one of the front fenders mounted. I made and tried a variety of different mounts but decided to bend a 90 in my twisted uprights and install a 3/8" stud to pass through the fender. I made a support gusset out of 3/8" round stock and shaped it to the contour of the fender. On the mount side of the round stock I welded a loop on a 90 for the bolt to pass through. Then welded the rod stock to the underside of the fender. it is very strong.



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11-02-2008 07:03 PM More on homemade front fenders
I wanted to roll a bead reveal around my front fenders but my light duty bead roller wouldn't do it. I started on the fender mounts today. Going to attach to the caliper brackets. For now I'm just tacking for mock up. I will make a new one piece plate when I detail and rebuild the chassis. A few more pics.


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11-01-2008 06:15 PM Homemade Front Fenders
I made the front fenders today. Still haven't figured out the mounting system yet but tomorrows another day. I started out with some Bass Pro Shop off the self boat trailer fenders. I had to spilt them and remove a 1" section to make them narrower. Then I had to expand (open up) the radius to match the tire size. I am also going to roll a bead completely around the fenders. I'm not sure if I'll be able to with my roller as the metal is pretty thick.


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