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Here are a couple of pics of my homemade Tube fenders with inner fenders off the Jeep. I'll take a couple of pics of them on it and post also.
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Looking good.... tell me more about the fabrication... costs, how you did it, the paint, etc..
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Here are some pictures of the fenders on the Jeep and my new turn signals. Turn signals are from a 1948 willys truck.
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Looking good !!! You just inspired me to finish mine. I have everything bent and ready, just have to weld it all together and put some sheet metal on them.
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Here is the build.

20 ft of 1.25", 1/8" Wall DOM(10 ft per fender). There are 3 pieces of tube in each fender, 2 straight and 1 bent. I bent the tube at work on our $$$$$ conduit bender.

4 pieces of 3/8" x 1.5" Flat stock(1/4" would be plenty but its all I had) I messaged 2 pieces with a torch and hammer to match the contor of the grill and the other 2 piece were used at the firewall mounts. I ground about 1/8" of the side of the tub mounts to make installation esier, so they were only 3/8" x 1.375"!!!!

I bolted the mounting plates to the body and made sure the grill and hood were alligned. Then I tacked all the tube into place. I removed the fenders and welded the tube up. On the piece of tube the went straight from the tub to the grill I heated the grill end and beat it flat so I could weld it directly to the 3/8" thick grill end mount. I then drilled each mounting hole out another 1/16" overside.

Next I used 1/8" plate to make the skins and hardware mounting plate on the drivers fender. On the passenger side fender I welded the stock fuse box bracket to the inner side of the fender.

I had to modify the battery mount on the passengers side because I took the fender all the way back to the tub to open up my wheel well as much as possible.

Next I bolted them back on to re-check the fit and run them at the BASH with some make shift inner fenders.

After the bash I removed the fenders and built the inner fenders out of a combination of 1/8" plate, 1/8" x 1" flat stock and rubber sheeting. The inner fenders took as long to build as the rest of the fender.

Then I used a little filler, rattle can primer and rattle can dark blue paint from autozone to finish the fenders out. For the metal on the inner fenders I primed them, skuffed them and painted 2 coats of duplicolor truck bed liner on the inners fenders.

All in all I had
$46 in DOM
$28 in rubber sheeting
$8 in nuts and bolts
$20 paint and primer
$15 bed liner
1/8" material and 3/8" stock was all scrap!!!

Total of $117 and right at 16hrs of work in them.

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Great work, Brad.
Are they changed from what you had at Haspin a few weeks ago, or are you just getting around to posting about them?

Lets see......
Material = $117
Labor = 16 hrs @ $1.50/hr
Total = $141.00/set.

SOLD!!!!!

On second thought, you should be able to do it faster next time, so I'm only going to give you $124.63/set.
Still a great deal for you, though.
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those look really good!

awesome work!
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Thanks everyone for the compliments.

I am not the greatest fabricator, but when I take my time and don't cut too many corners my projects seem to turn out pretty good.

Jim,
I am just getting around to posting up the pictures, they are the same as you saw them at Haspin.

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So...
When are you going to have a set made up for my CJ?....

Seriously, they look great, and you made them out of tubing that isn't going to fold up at the first bump!

Great job!
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Nice work, I am planning on doing some fenders like yours on my 61 cj5. Lookin good!
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