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Old 05-11-2008, 08:24 AM
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My 32 plans keep changing..Input welcomed!

I am going with the old late 50's hiboy style..or trying to.

As most other states, there is a mandatory fender law here. No, I have no knowledge of fenderless cars getting ticketed and forced to go through a full inspection, but I don't want the hassle of that possibility. If you get a nasty officer, he "can" require you to get a full inspection at the dreaded "main" inspection station, where no rod would ever be allowed on the road again ...or you may get lucky in only going to a satellite inspection station where it is not strict.

I was planning on bobbed original 32 rear fenders with the cycle fronts made from old spare tire covers just like was done back in the day.

I scored some great finds at a big swap yesterday


Original 32 fenders for a bargain price



Tire bands in different widths and diameters.


Look at the cool old striping...now that's classy



The weird thing is that the 41-48 Chevy tailights were bought in random pieces in the last few weeks at other swaps & ebay...and now I end up with fenders that originally HAD the same lights.

Well, I held up one fender to my car and I really like the curves of a full tail 32 fender, plus I just can't bear to hack up these survivors

So, I wonder if it would look stoopid with full rears and cycle fronts??....or should I just restore the rears and make the fronts, BUT just keep them on-hand in case I get stopped and need to go get inspected??

I know I must have seen some 32's done this way on the web, but I can't find the pics

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Old 05-11-2008, 08:41 AM
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Just my opinion, but I don't think that the full rear fenders would look right with the cycle fronts.
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Just my opinion, but I don't think that the full rear fenders would look right with the cycle fronts.

I'll second that but those rears are too nice to cut up. I always liked the "cycle" fenders done front and rear, gives it the open wheel look but keeps the Man off your tail. Just my $.02.
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No fenders but only if you have a straight axle. If its IFS use fenders, just my opinion. I do like the 48 tail lights, just move them.
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I'm wrestling with the same kind of problem on my deuce. To go with bobbed rears and cycle fronts, or none at all, or removable units that can be bolted on or removed in a few minutes.

I agree with most of you about the rears. It just wouldn't look right with cycle fronts and full rears. However it would be a shame to hack up a nice survivor like that one.

On mine I'm thinking about using glass rears that I can bobb easily and with the proper fittings bolt on or remove in just a few minutes. Probably do the same thing with the cycle fronts. My only problem is that I'm not sure I like the bobbed rear fender look with the original deuce fuel tank and rear spreader bar. Probably won't make that decision till I can actually look at the car completely assembled.

Good luck.
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This may surprise you ... coming from me ... but go ahead and CUT THEM









They are JUST METAL ...

That's the first time I remember seeing 41/48 Chevy tail lights mounted on the fenders that way ... in my 30 plus years of Deuce Doins
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Thanks for the thoughts.

I was just talking to my 16 yr old son...he says no fenders and take a chance.

Here is my favorite stance; a car from north of Boston. Simple works well. Not a late 50s build style, but it just looks so good...and fun.

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