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Hot Rods Banger Coupe. Fenders or not?? Poll

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tugmaster, May 12, 2013.

  1. Keep the fenders

    89 vote(s)
  2. Fenders? we don't need no stinkin fenders!!

    56 vote(s)
  1. So I'm undecided about keeping the fenders on my Coupe. Here's my plans for the build. I have a set of 35 wires that I'm gonna run 550's up front and 700's in the rear. Going to drop it in the rear with a T spring and do the same 4" strech axle drop that Elrod did to keep my mechanical brakes. There will be 3" cominng out of the roof also. I never tought I would come accross a complete car that I could afford but I did. It has all new front and rear fenders and running boards. Although they are repops the it very well.
    Now I could flip the fenders and running boards for a few$$ to put back into the car or I could keep them. Here's a few examples of cars I dig.

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  2. I vote no fenders. I really like the no fenders stock roofline look on the green one.
  3. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    If its a banger, I would keep the fenders...
  4. Looks top heavy without the fenders.Either keep the fenders or channel it.

  5. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    My "A" is not a banger. It is channeled the width of the frame and top is not chopped. I think the "no fender" look is racier.

  6. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,116


    I like fenders.
  7. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,184

    from nor cal

    This "A" belonged to Chris from Washington. One of the best looking full fendered banger A's I've seen. Dropped axle and lowered in the rear with the perfect tire/wheel combo.

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  10. walls
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 536


    Good fenders seem to be hard to find on a builder quality car.
    I say keep them.
    Everyone builds fenderless cars.

    Wish I had them for my project.
  11. What he said. Same car I posted in your other thread.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,597



    I saved my fender for when I want a change mind


    I am still up in the air on the tudor
  13. + 1 for FENDERS, if you have them USE them. I wish I had a set…
  14. Chris' car is apples. Apples are tasty.
    The fender less hot rods are oranges. Oranges are tasty too.

    Can't compare apples and oranges.

    I've got one with and building one without. I'm digging the hot rod look of the fender less one myself.
  15. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder



    I like them fenderless, but if I had a third one, I would keep the fenders on it.
  16. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,169


    I vote for fenders.
  17. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    Not enough fendered hot rods out there.. I vote keep them.

    And just so no one actually thinks no fenders are a pre-requiste on a hot rod..

    Last edited: May 14, 2013
  18. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    It depends on what look you're going for. If you're going for an early look.. like pre-1950 dry lakes type of car look then lose the fenders.

    I'd personally lose them, but it's not my car.
  19. Brendan1959
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 288


    My roadster with and without, both good in my view

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  20. Entlebucher
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
    Posts: 188


    Keep them! But they are always in your way when you're working on the engine;)


  21. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 560

    from west ky

    It will only take a couple of hours to swap back and forth if you can't decide. I kept all my mounting holes and fenders and boards, so I would always have the option. You could always bob the rears, that's a good look, if you leave em on.
  22. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,116


    2 hours with a 2 cycle ratchet wrench !

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  23. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 560

    from west ky

    Did I say hours? I meant days! It takes me a half of a day to do anything but I am guessing the OP is a lot more energetic than I am.
  24. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    If I give an answer, I want a consultation fee. Yes, pay me to tell you how to build your car.:D
  25. Not asking how to build the car. Just asking opinions.
  26. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,305


    I like them both ways. My coupe was fenderless and I regretted selling them after the fact.

    The difference is that if it runs fenders, it needs to be lowered to look like anything in my opinion, which will affect other decisions about the build.

    My advice would be that if you do decide to go fenderless, that you keep the fenders and running boards in case you change your mind down the road. Especially if they're decent.
  27. beautiful!!!!!!!
  28. to me a banger should have fenders.
  29. Gamlebilrokker
    Joined: May 22, 2011
    Posts: 206

    from Denmark

    It's the other way round. Bangers are too heavy. In my eyes Coupes with fenders that look really good are a rare sight, if it was mine, It would be the first thing I took off.

    Tudors on the other hand, they look bitchin' with fenders and no hood as long as there is a rake.
  30. Skoty
    Joined: Aug 2, 2012
    Posts: 54


    i love banger hot rods!
    i vote no fenders!! its a hotrod! your building it to be as quick as you can, not look all prettyful! haha think of the weight saved!

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