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Old 04-09-2012, 12:56 PM
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Stretching front fender, at upper wheel lip -options

I successfully did this with my rear fenders, by stretching them 1 1/8" inches at the upper lip, then tapering down to the stock profile lower fender.

(My car is very low, and the tires touch on some turns)

I am seriously considering doing this for the front fenders now. The difference is, that there is no inner wheelhouse to support the (newly-stretched) shape, once it's stretched.

Some of my options are to stretch the existing fender. Stretch a second pair of fenders, then weld the stretched section into the existing fenders, or completely remake a pair of front fenders.

The problem with doing a complete remake, is that there were many many hours spent fitting the present fenders to the fiberglass hood and fascia. It might be hard to replicate this with completely new fenders.

on the attached photos, what I would like to do, is to hold the body line (in red) straight and true, starting the flaring of the front fender, just below the crease.

Total flare would be about 1 1/8" maximum at the top. (Yes I've maxed out the backspacing and current inner wheel position already)

I have my metal shrinking disc (although it was used so much that I should get a new one) and a good welder. My welding skills are decent.

I'm going to take my time on this. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:09 PM
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Maybe just cut them off, buy a new pair of '69 Mustang fenders, cut the flares off of them and weld on in place of yours?

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