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11-15-2008 09:34 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 09:15 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 08:03 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 07:15 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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10-19-2008 08:00 PM Roof Hole Finally Filled
It's been a while since I last posted. Fall is settling in and I'm really disappointed with my progress over the summer. I didn't get to spend as much time on the 30 as I wanted too. I did get the roof hole filled. What a job that was. I didn't want it to be just a flat sheet. The only way I had to work it was with a big mallet over my anvil, vise, sand bags, a giant rock and few big pieces of pipe. It has just a slight compound curve (radius) in all directions. I'm an idiot. Wish I had an english wheel.

Once I got a bit of a curve in the sheet I set jacks and a porta-power inside the car and jacked the roof opening flanges upward springing them a bit. I also bent some 3/8" rod and tacked it in to help support the sheet while I played with it. Then I laid the sheet over the opening and trimmed and trimmed until it would just drop into the opening. Then I let the jacks down until everything bound up under tension. The roof opening flanges when relaxed actually grabbed the sheet when I released the jacks. I guess you could say it was spring loaded. I looked it over and the contours looked natural. I tacked it up and it looks pretty good. The spring effect actually loaded the sheet and eliminated any what I call pop canning.

Here's a few pics.




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