A Flare for Fenders!

rear fender with wire forms.

If you were paying attention to the artist concept drawings, you might have noticed the flared fenders. Time to make that happen.

close up of wire form at top of fender. close up of wire form at wheel well opening.

The wire forms are to provide a visual reference for the fabricators. Once they are properly placed, measurements are made for later use.

Front fender iwth wire forms.

Tape marks cut.

The area inside the taped outline will be cut of the original fender and replaced with new panel made from an aftermarket replacement fender.

Dynacorn aftermarket fender Scott cuts aftermarket panel.

Scott cuts up the Dynacorn aftermarket fender.

New panel. Scott cuts fender on car.

On the left is the panel made from the Dynacorn fender. On the right, Scott cuts out the old fender panel. The replacment panel is longer than the cut Scott is making. The "flare" will be achieved by creating a "bow" in new panel.

Fender panel removed.

fender panel.

The new panel hangs in place over the cut out.

Scott checks the panel fit. fender flare -  above view.

When cutting the replacement panel Scott left the top edge, which was cut to match the width of the flare at the top of the wire form. On the right you can see the flare created by "bowing" the panel out from the center.

fender flare - head on view.

In this photo you can see the extent of the flare in the upper right corner. The fender and wheel well has been extended out one inch.

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