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07-26-2012 06:00 PM Bed rebuild cont.
Will that didnít 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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07-26-2012 05:50 PM Bed rebuild cont.
The tire, axle, and wheel setup that I choose let the tire hang out past the fender which would not allow me to lower the truck. My answer to this was to widen the fiberglass fenders by 1Ē.


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07-26-2012 05:49 PM Bed rebuild cont.
After I got quite a few spot welds and tacked the top edge I installed it for a test fit and to place the angle bracket so that I could weld it in place.


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07-26-2012 05:45 PM Bed rebuild cont.
I then drilled some holes to spot weld the side to the pockets and very carefully and slowly started to weld it as to not warp the side.


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