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Technical Fiberglass fenders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by art ebeling, Dec 26, 2021.

  1. art ebeling
    Joined: Nov 23, 2021
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    Who has the best fiberglass 36 truck fenders? Do they have a roll on the backside of the edges like original metal fenders or are they flat and thin like I remember glass fenders from the 80s? Art
     
  2. Vics stuff
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    I agree with Wescott as the best choice.
    Vic
     
  3. art ebeling
    Joined: Nov 23, 2021
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    What about the inside of the edges? Art
     

  4. KoolKat-57
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    Call them Monday, I'm sure they can tell you.
    KK
     
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  5. Marty Strode
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  6. Bandit Billy
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    I used Wescott's rear fenders on a 36 5 window I built in my 20's, I drove out to Gresham and bought them from Dee. I remember them needing nothing but a good block sanding to be ready for paint. The fender lip was spot on and once they were painted they were unidentifiable as glass other than by magnet I suppose. I drove that car for years and never starred the paint on those rear fenders. My steel fronts didn't hold up as well.
     
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  7. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
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    My first car was a 36 Ford 1/2 ton pickup in 1962. It had fiberglass rear fenders but I have no idea who made them.
     
  8. NoelC
    Joined: Mar 21, 2018
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    I bought a set of fiberglass fenders from Wescott, and would agree, they were just like the originals, but out of fiberglass. That said, like the originals, I thought they needed improving.


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    I like smooth and the original fender lip wasn't an improvement still being a weak spot as a collector of road grime, and the inside was rougher then I liked to see. This was done around the once idea of a conduit tube welded formed to fit into the steel fender lip as a reinforcement, and prevent the collection of road grime.

    The rope was 5/8" fiberglass wood stove seal soaked in resin then set in the curl of the lip. Followed by some matting to aid in filling the corners/crease, then short strand fiberglass filler.
     
  9. DDDenny
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    from oregon

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