fenders homemade or store bought

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fenders homemade or store bought

homemade
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31%
store bought
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63%
fenderless
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6%
 
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fenders homemade or store bought

Postby droid_ca » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:10 am

lets see your fenders needing some ideas
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Postby Gage » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:15 am

Well here's a picture of my fenders. '37 Chevy truck fenders (fiberglass).

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Postby 48Rob » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:07 am

I chose fenderless...

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Postby caseydog » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:50 pm

Very simple fenders from Tractor Supply, to go with the minimalist theme of my TD...

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Postby mechmagcn » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm

Aluminum Jeep type fenders from Tractor Supply
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Postby mvperini » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:44 pm

original 1947 fenders

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Postby doug hodder » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:58 pm

I've used Grants glass fenders on all my tears. Kit's, Modernistics, and the DeLuxe with the skirts, (first set of skirts made). You may or may not like the skirts on the Rocketear, but it fits the design. From a curb side appearance. I think a set of repop glass fenders are hard to beat and saves a lot of work and headaches. My opinion, the glass ones just have the correct look (vintage). Others opinions will vary. Doug

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Postby Steve_Cox » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:09 am

1947 Ford pick-up fiberglass fenders

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Postby Woodbutcher » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:08 am

Mine are fiberglass that I got from RW Johnson if I remember right,

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Postby chorizon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:50 am

These are store-bought from TSC or Northern Tool.

Isn't this a GREAT PIC! :lol:
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Here's a better one, I'm going to powder coat the fenders and the wheels pretty soon...

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Postby rmclarke » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:45 pm

Mine certainly are not in the same league as the other ones posted here, but, since I'm on a budget, building my own was the way I went. Quarter inch ply built on a scrap jig, held together by epoxy glue fillets, then double epoxy coated, followed by 2 coats oil based enamel primer, then 2 coats of oil based deck and floor paint, and finally a coat of black undercoating....kind of labor intensive, but made from stuff I already had on hand from the trailer build.....works for me.

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Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:30 pm

cut mine out of wood stained and sealed!

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Postby halfdome, Danny » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:21 pm

I have my steel fenders chromed at about $350 for the pair. That's over the cost of the fenders. :D Danny
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Postby jackdaw » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:56 pm

I made my own as we haven't had a great choice at the right money over here.


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Next job was to cut the shape out, and transfer it to the celotex

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I cut the shapes out using the band saw, and removed all the foil. I've used wooden skewers to hold the two pieces together.

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I transfered a few lines onto the blanks to give a guide as to where to sand them into shape.
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Using course sand paper, and a carving knife, It didn't take too long to get the desired shape.

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Then it was just a case of making a mirror image for the second one.
I think they're ready for resin.

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It took a couple of hours to get the two layers of mat made up on the mudguards.

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After sanding off the high spots , they got a layer for black gelcoat added. Then easy fill body filler, then sanding and more sanding.


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Well worth the £20 and a couple of days work.....
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Postby slowcowboy » Mon May 16, 2011 4:46 pm

Slow has jeep fenders from northern tool.

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