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rfb320
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted December 29, 2004 04:59 PM  
Looking for pics of some great ways to mount fenders. I tried a few different ways last year and the mount was eathier to strong so it bent something else or it was to weak and bent to easy. Looking for a happy medium. Yes I know quit running into stuff and that wouldn't happen but its not always my fault. Thanks for any help.

racer17j
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posted December 29, 2004 08:18 PM  
I had a piece of 3/4 square tube running from fender to fender that I riveted the fenders to. But that didnt seem to hold up that good I didnt want to use anything stiffer in fear of bending something else. Maybe I just have to live with it.

racer17j
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posted December 31, 2004 10:45 AM  
I don't have any pictures to post, but here is what I do when building.......weld a piece of 1 1/2 round across the front,cut that off just outside the frame horn. I drill a 5/16 hole on each end of this tube and weld a nut over the hole you drilled. Then slide in a piece of 1 1/4 that reaches out to the fender. In a rub the 1 1/4 will slide inside the 1 1/2 and not bend anything. Just loosen the bolt and slide back out and tighten bolt back up and it's fixed. In the event of a crash you will bend the 1 1/4 and that just slides out, slide a new 1 1/4 in and go again. Keep the 1 1/2 short from the top rail.......the shorter it is the stronger it is......

On the end of the 1 1/4 I weld a piece of flat steel to bolt the top of the fender to....

This is the same method I use to mount doors and quarters also.......one thing i've learned is other drivers don't lift unless the see the body bending........

[This message has been edited by awkwardjeff (edited January 01, 2005).]

stockcar5
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posted January 01, 2005 09:11 AM  
i do the same as jeff but i have 1 1/4 going across and 1 inch slides inside that. i have some short pins made that go through my fender and hold the fenders on with flip over clips. works nice for removing the front end and working on the car.

rfb320
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posted January 01, 2005 07:19 PM  
Thanks for the ideas.

bobaluuu
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posted January 01, 2005 08:08 PM  
we only use 1/2 the fender from the door out. From there we use hard plastic the same color as the bumper cover.
We use a 2x4, a hammer and a blowdryer to form it to the shape and contours of the fender. Its really great because you can repair it simply and quickly or rip it off and go back out quickly.

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