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10-11-2012 02:05 PM Bed rebuild cont.
Of course with a wider fender I needed to widen the mount bracket. The damaged area was right where the bracket mounted.


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07-26-2012 06:05 PM Bed rebuild cont.
Of course with a wider fender I needed to widen the mount bracket. The damaged area was right where the bracket mounted. I got a little carried away when I repaired the damage on the inside so I had to grind it down to get the bracket mounted.


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07-26-2012 06:03 PM Bed rebuild cont.
When I would wash the truck I always had trouble cleaning the space between the fender and the bed side so I built up the inner edge a little. I applied some of the releasing wax to my desk top and remounted the fender. I placed a piece of ¼” nylon rope in the space to seal between the fender and desk top. I then applied a few layers fiberglass and rosin. After a few days I removed it and started to shape it.


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07-26-2012 06:00 PM Bed rebuild cont.
Will that didn’t turn out that bad so here goes nothing. Same steps same desk top just a bigger fender. I started with the left fender as that one had some damage to it already. I also added more material to the inside where the running board attaches to allow for blending into the running board. After doing the inside I flipped it, grounded the out side, and built it up. I finished the repair to the damaged area. When I would wash the truck I always had trouble cleaning the space between the fender and the bed side so I built up the inner edge a little.


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07-26-2012 05:54 PM Bed rebuild cont.
Since I never worked with fiberglass I found a cheap motor cycle fender on eBay to practice with. I started by cutting the fender down the center. I mounted one to an old desk top I had laying around. I then cut some wood spacers and duct taped them in between the two halves. I then waxed some aluminum strips and taped them over the entire length of the fender. I then roughed up the inside and started to lay layers of fiberglass in between the spacers, let setup, removed the spacers and finished by filling in where the spacers were and then applied layers fiberglass to the entire length of the inside each one a little wider then the previous layer. Anyone need a wider MC fender?


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