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Old December 22nd, 2019, 04:25 PM   #126
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Based on Tattooed's less than ringing endorsement of fiberglass fenders I decided to try this. my plan is to make 1 spacer for each bolt hole. After the first 3 it will probably be trickier to get the length right. They provide 4" of extension. i'm making them from 1x0.125 mild steel. the plan is to cover the gap with some sort of grille.



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Old December 22nd, 2019, 06:05 PM   #127
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That is a cool idea.👍
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Old December 23rd, 2019, 04:55 AM   #128
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very cool idea!

I held onto a pair of stock fenders for like 6 years but finally dumped em because I never got around to my idea.. I was going to try and cut them about an inch away from where the mount, and add in 3 inches of sheet metal there.

I'm a total packrat.. I bought a Millermatic 180 welder in 2008, but have yet to ever power it on due to lack of 220 everywhere I've lived.. I held onto those fenders for 5 or 6 years without ever doing anything with them.. and I currently have been dragging about a third of the parts needed for a 2276cc behind me with every move since about 2008.. SOMEDAY i'll have time/money to work on shit.. lol
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Old December 23rd, 2019, 02:06 PM   #129
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Have you tried the ‘Spare Time App’ on you cell phone? 🤔
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Old December 23rd, 2019, 03:05 PM   #130
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check out Action Glass VW Parts, He makes rear fenders up to 4.5 inches wider. I bought his W deck lid and oval dash over, The workmanship is top notch.
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Old December 24th, 2019, 07:05 AM   #131
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check out Action Glass VW Parts, He makes rear fenders up to 4.5 inches wider. I bought his W deck lid and oval dash over, The workmanship is top notch.
that's who we were talking about.. I prefaced my review with the fact that I bought my fenders in 2007, and i'm sure a LOT has changed since then, but that same guy went under like 3 or 4 different company names in like a 3 year period because of the complaints.. When he had too many BBB complaints under one name, he'd close the doors for a week, rename it and reopen..

MY fenders are decent, but not great. Since I think he's the only one making wider fiberglass fenders, he's kinda got the market cornered. I'd buy em again if I was getting new ones, I just personally wouldn't expect much so I wouldn't be disappointed..
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Old January 5th, 2020, 05:18 PM   #132
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Ok so this is what I came up with. 100mm bolts, 3.5” square tubing, 1/8” hole mesh. First I welded the nutserts into the sheet metal in the body. Then I put a bolt into each hole and straightened it so that the spacers would be perpindicular to the axis of the car. Not sure how I like it yet as I didn’t have enough mesh



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Old January 6th, 2020, 03:19 AM   #133
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I think it's got a lot of potential to add a very cool "custom" look to an already wildly custom car!

Are you going to do one solid color for the entire exterior? If not, I think this could be a good spot for some accent coloring.. Like have the body and fenders the primary color, and the mesh area's the secondary color..
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Old January 7th, 2020, 08:10 AM   #134
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I was wondering about the use of the mesh in your fender extensions, when it hit me. They help dissipate the smoke when you light up the tires during a long ‘burn-out.🤔😲👍👍
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