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Old July 31st, 2007, 07:36 PM   #415
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Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Originally Posted by spraypaintspecial
A quick fix if you want to leave the Fender skirt..... Unbolt the fender when the time comes to remove the Wheel!
Only if the fender still unbolts. I am not sure that it will when I am all done with the mods. Maybe.

Anyway......I really liked the concept drawing I did last night so I thought I would play around tonight with making a patch panel for the extra bodyline.

I started out with a flat piece cut out of an old hood. After laying out the shape of the bump I started hammering it over a couple of different body dollies clamped in my vice. A few relief cuts and lots of hammering later, I ended up with this...

I was liking it and it didn't take as long to form as I thought it would, so I laid out some cuts on the fender and got out the cut-off wheel...

then I clamped the patch panel in place...

I have lots of triming and fitting to still do before I weld it in place, but I am liking the look of it. And it really does help with my fender to tire clearance issue...

Before this change, the back of the fender opening was tight against the tire. Now I have a couple of inches of clearance.
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