Willowbilly3 & Fred 56:
Thank you both for you input. Willow, is there any way that you can post
a picture or describe how you make your front fender removeable as this is
exactly what I want to do. I want to do my runs with the front fenders on and then have the option of removing them when I get to the show,cruise, etc. that I am going to. I have at least two "looks" for my rod. The current one is pro street with a large scoop on top of my carburetor. Actually, the scoop covers the entire top of my 427 BBC and then some. Yes, I currently
run with no hood pieces. The second look I am going to create is by
fabricating a hood top center section and either joining another scoop or cutting around the existing scoop in order to create a different profile. It is with this "look" that I will probably leave the front fenders installed. As with most everything else in hot rodding, and given that I am in no way a graphic artist, when I see the finished product I will know what pieces I want to leave on and which to take off. I am going to fabricate the hood section out of fiberglass. Yes, I talked to one of the leading 32 Ford Hood fabricators and after he quoted me a price for a raw piece of metal designed to do what I want to do I figured out that I can buy a truck load of glass and resin, go through a steep learning curve on working glass, fail twice, and still be money ahead. Plus, doing my own glass I have total design freedom. But you see. this is what I consider rodding to be all about. Push you personal design and fab skills to a new level. As Fred 56 said in his description of his efforts in fabing his fenders; "it was well worth it". And now when you guys talk about your cars you can say, "I made those fenders". Hopefully, with a little luck, and a lot of patience, I will be able to join you two as a fender fabricator, and go one more by also being a hood section fabricator.