Custom Ford Fenders.
Stock 32 Ford fenders are large and sometimes get in the way
of that "hot rod" look, especially if it's a roadster. Roadsters
just look more like a roadster should when they have open wheels. The downside
is that open wheels tend to pick up an throw whatever they roll over, be
it water or rocks. No fenders can be a hassle in the rain or even dangerous
if they pick up rocks and debris.
On this project we are going to split the difference. The
traditional fenders are out--to be replaced by custom made motorcycle-type
fenders. The first step was to buid a "buck" to form the metal
on. The buck radius is made slightly larger (about an inch), larger than
the tire/wheel radius. This way the fender will hug the tire and do its
job while maintaining an open wheel look. The ribs on the buck are shaped
so they are slightly wider than the tire and rounded so the fender lip will
contour itself over the sides.
After working out the proper radius on the fenders, an edge
roller is used to ... roll the edges.
Adam checks his work on the buck and after some fine tuning
checks it on the tire.
Satisfied that the radius and edges are right, Adam adds the
lips to the fenders
Up front, the fenders will be attached to the brake backing
plate. In the rear they will attach to the axle housing.
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