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Hot Rods A spindle brake rod hole. Fender mount ideas?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopo, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. chopo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,265


    I like the looks of those little fenders . The ones cut down from spare tire rings Let us see how you guys are mounting them on your model A. I am using A spindles and have cut the cups off the tops. Thinking about using the old center hole .. where brake push rod used to reside as a mount Thoughts

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2020
  2. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,355


    Here is a pic of the ones I made on my 31. Made from a spare tire ring. Also a couple of picts of the mount on the backside of one backing plate. They are just mounted with 3/8" steel rod with tabs on them. I took some flat stock and welded it to the inside of the fender and then welded the rod to the flat stock and fender at the same time. I think that is more solid then just welding the rod to the thin steel of the ring. I contoured the rod to follow the shape over the side of the tire and down along the surface of the backing plate. I also welded nuts to the back of the backing plate and just use short bolts to mount them. I have 2 rods on each fender right now but am going to add a third brace to each one this winter. They do bounce around a little bit right now. 20191126_140942.jpg 20191018_105857.jpg 20191018_105904.jpg
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  3. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,468

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

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    These fenders take a beating bouncing with every bump on the road. I started with rods running from the fenders to the upper and lower rear spindle bolts. Over time I have had struts break and reinforced them with gussets and finally a curved rod running between them. They seem better now. Seems to me that you need to build these with balance between looks and strength.
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