Originally Posted by boatbob2
HI,instead of all the bondo,why not go to JC Whitney.com,and buy new VW fenders,they will cost less than the Bondo + work...
I widened the fenders 3" in the rear. That and I wanted to do it myself because of the challenge, which I've never done anything like this, and to be able to say when it's all said and done that I widened them myself.
JC Whitney doesn't even sell widened fenders. The cost of materials ($22 for bondo, $10 for 22 gauge sheet metal, $10 worth of sandpaper and $10 for welding rods = $52 total) is much less than the cost of repo or fiberglass fenders, which roughly cost $320+ with shipping. My time doesn't cost me anything.
I know time is money in a sense but it's been a labor of love.
Now, if I was paying someone to widen them that would be a different story and I would agree.