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History Fenders on a hot rod, why not? Stand up, proud

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by volvobrynk, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. I like 'em both ways but without rather than plastic ones.
  2. I believe Pennsylvania had a fender law up until just a few years ago.
  3. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,726


    In the 1970's Pa was brutal about it, I used to get hasseled for my bobbed rears and cut down '34 Terraplane fronts. In the 1980's ,I pulled the fronts, said screw it and ran illegal. In the 1990's , I put on '36 spare cutdowns,and got legal again. In the 2000's; they changed the now I just like the look.
  4. I had fenders on my old Model A pickup back in the early 70's. HRP

  5. 05snopro440
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 83


    That's the best looking RPU I've ever seen. It's absolutely perfect!
  6. RustyNCA
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 406


    Here is my brother in laws 34 Dodge project we are currently working on. She is going to be running the full factory steel fenders. Brakes are finally all fixed now on to the drive train.

    Not sure what he plans for paint.

    Not his, but a general idea of the goal...

  7. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,716

    Tech Editor

    I thought about it...

    But I decided not to do it.

    Dec 09 003.jpg

    Dec 09 004.jpg
  8. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,183


    One for each occasion....

    A full fendered '30 coupe and a '34 sedan highboy.

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  9. i love the look of the front fenders almost or as high as the hood/grill shell. on that car the rears don't look right because the back is too short so i can see why you didn't do it.
  10. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,716

    Tech Editor

    I could hang a spare off the back and maybe balance that out a bit more.

    But I like the front fenders more than the back fenders too.

    Dec 09 002.jpg

    Some parts about it are cool, but it takes the overall look of the car in a totally different direction.

    Away from where I want it to be...
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  11. yes, i didn't think of that, a spare or trunk would make it look good....but i like it without fenders too.
  12. Choff
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 184


    Fenders Baby!!!!
    29 Dodge Coupe, Decided to go with fenders last year, Found original front fenders on E-bay, Had the original rears which needed lots of work!!
    I also am dealing with issues with mounting fender due to the 3" channel and golf club door has to be cut down.
    I Figured out a way to mount rear fenders up the 3" need due to the channel. will post later.

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  13. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,327


    Here is ours during construction.


    Here with the caps on and the whitewalls cleaned up.


  14. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,766

    from Colorado

    Front fenders only...not exactly sure why the front wheel doesn't look right. Camera angle possibly? Lends credibility to the statement that it's hard to get them mounted correctly.

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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,216


    Wow, I really like that! Maybe a '32 style gas tank on the rear to eat up the fender length gap, or one of those Packard looking luggage racks (I'm not much for a spare tire on the back).

    I can understand the desire to go fenderless, my current roadster is, but damn, that does have some nice lines with the fenders on.
  16. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 831

    from wichita ks

    Im running fenders on my 34 truck. Soon as i get a frame for it ill be starting on it. But still collecting parts for it. I see allot of fenderless hotrods they are cool to IMO im a fender guy. Especially on trucks
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  17. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 941


    Love it!
  18. I went with fenders on my last build. I think 28-9 A cars look better fendered.

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  19. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,286


    I like em with fenders and without, so I have them both ways:

    My Tudors:

    My roadster:
  20. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,178

    Dave Mc

    Mine all have Steel Fenders

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  21. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    exactly. You cant look at parts in isolation if you want something thats cohesive and makes sense. Cycle fenders on your car would work, because they fit with the theme, the basic idea. These do not.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  22. I have fenders, just not on my cars:rolleyes:

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  23. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    Hey Bull

    I read everything about your two tudor's, both The Survivor and The Reborn. I really likes them both in there own great style!

    I was actualy looking for pictures of some newly(ish) build roadster and coupés with cycle fenders and/or nerf bars. But god dang, there are so many cool, awesome and beautiful with fenders out there!
    Please keep adding!!

    If I ever find a Model A, that I can afford I'm gonna build me one with fenders and nerf bars. Because thats the only way it's gonna be legit over here. Denmark is close to NHRA: No Hot Rods Allowed! Not all true, but about 95%.
  24. How about either way?

  25. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 424


    In the late fifties and early sixties in California the cops were brutal on fenderless cars. I tried running my 33 and my A without fenders and never made it more than a few days before I was busted. I was looking at a copy of Andy Southard's book that has pictures of rods from the sixties. Of particular interest was a picture of the Bay Area and LA Roadsters, on a rod run. Almost all the cars were full rendered. Some of us would pull the fenders for a few days but they always went back on when the pigs came down on us, which they did with great frequency. Here is my roadster last year.

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  26. dodgekew
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 56


    I agree. When I first saw this car at Motorex in Sydney a couple of years ago I thought it was the best car at the show.
  27. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,062

    from Colorado

    I like fenders.........

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  28. We need em to be legal in Oz so I whipped up these.....

    photo sharing

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  29. I like fenders on mine... Usually I'm a fan of no fenders, but on this one I think it needs them for the desired look

  30. often wondered about this; what does the weight have to do with runnin fenders or not?

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