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Old May 30th, 2013, 04:30 AM
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I just noticed you mentioned you had your oem fenders restored. If the rear bottom section of the fenders were rusted out & the lower rear panel was replaced, when I restored my fenders,I replaced that section of my fender! As I
replaced that piece of the fender, I welded the section, re mounted the fender into place, then did all the body work to the fender while mounted on the truck.
If your fender was restored off the truck,you may never get it to align correctly.
I hope the fender was finished on the truck if that section was replaced.Donrm
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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HI and thanks,

the fenders were repaired before I got them but only the rear side brace. I think we got it, but will know saturday
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:02 AM
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Here is how things looked today after adjusting doors, fenders, cowl panels and installing front bumper.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:44 AM
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looks great.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Working to get the correct sized bolt for the lower rear mount. I'm going to have to possible re-tap the hole. I'll need to re-drill to 25/64th. and re-tap for 7/16nc14 The problem is finding the correct bolt in packs of 1-5 McMaster Carr has 25 pks. Anybody body need 24 bolts?

I'm think I'll JB weld a blind nut in the hole and go with that? One lousy bolt is holding up this project!

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Old June 2nd, 2013, 03:29 PM
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I had to do that on one of my fender bolts, too. I found a threaded insert like the kind used in woodworking with a shoulder in the outside, drilled out the hole a little (exiting blind nut had broken off inside that formed column), and tack-welded the edges so it will do its job. So far, so good.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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FINALLY, Ok after fighting with trying to get the correct sized drill bit, tap and bolt. This is what we came up with, once I put the insert in the hole with JBWELD I have a hard time imagining it not holding.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Salvaged another one! Looks like it will last another 50 years+
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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:37 AM
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