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12-11-2013 06:08 PM Front fenders cont.
Okay I removed the Bondo from my fender and found a badly bouggered fender. I decided to make a patch panel to repair it. I started with a sheet of steel and marked and cut it to match the fender. I needed to form a bead on the lower edge so I got a bead roller and form the bead. I started by rolling the outer edge and then I flipped it over and rolled the other side of the bead. When I tried to fit it to my fender I noticed that the bead forming must have shrunk the patch as it does not fit the fender.
I posted this to hotrodders.com and got quite a discussion going.


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12-08-2013 08:29 PM Front fenders cont.
After I got all my pieces made I pop riveted it all together and then started to tack weld it.


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12-08-2013 08:27 PM Front fenders cont.
I went over to the shrinker to shape it to the curve of the tire and the hole in the fender. Some tracing and spacing for an offset and I got the rough shape. I then cut a template out of cardboard for the sides. After cutting and shaping I ended up with the pieces I needed to make the new pocket.


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12-08-2013 08:24 PM Front fenders cont.
I took a angle grinder and mounted a wire wheel and started to strip the paint and Bondo off. I knew I was in trouble when I found about a ź” of Bondo and that the pocket was rusted worse then I thought.
I started the pocket first. I cut a piece of steel and bent it to fit my tire. I started with two bends one on each side.


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12-08-2013 08:21 PM Keep on trucking
After I got my cab back from the painter I realized that it would be easier to install the rear glass and windshield. It was about this time that I realized that I had not got the windshield painted. I got the bed ready along with some assorted other pieces and of course my windshield frame. While I’m waiting for that to get back from the painter I started on the front fenders.
The right front fender had a pocket in it for the spare tire it was badly rusted and I wanted to use a Torque Thruster for the spare I decided to rebuild the pocket to fit the new spare.


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