Custom Fender Bending...

1953 Chevy pickup front fender. Scott checks his measurements.

With the tailgate finished, Scott goes to work on the fenders.

The fender needs to be longer by 4-inches overall.

Two things need to happen here. First, the fender needs to be longer by 4-inches overall. Second, the wheel well opening needs to be longer to accomodate the SSR's tires and wheels. By sectioning the fender we can kill both birds with one stone.

The wheel well opening needs to be longer to accomodate the SSR's tires and wheels.

A connected pair of right-angle cuts allows the two fender sections to "slide open"

A connected pair of right-angle cuts allows the two fender sections to "slide open". The resulting gaps are then filled with sheet metal strips.

The resulting gaps are then filled with sheet metal strips.

As you can see in this top-view, sliding the two halves of the fender apart has altered the alignment of the top edge of the fender. That's OK, though. We will have to widen the fender anyway.

2003 Chevy SSR with 1953 Chevy fenders and grille.

Looking good!

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