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Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

I trimmed out my fenderwells (after removing the flare hangers) and trimmed out a bunch of the rust (flare hangers were about falling off) Now it looks like total crap and I can't figure out how to close that nasty gap and make it look halfway decent. My inner fender wells hang down about 3 inches lower than the outer and there is that whole big void there between the two. If I drive in the rain it's gonna flood my whole vehicle with water. Any suggestions?

It looks like hammered [bleep]! [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] I hate body work. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] BODY WORK
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duct tape?
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Re: Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

I did the exact same thing to my hardtop. My solution? Get a new body.

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Maybe this will help???

Fender Flare enlargment
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Fiberglass attached with rivets?
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Re: Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

Bleh NC Zook I tried that but when both the inner and outer fender is rusted all to hell it doesn't work. It looks like total ass. I wish i could get a new body but unfortunately I don't have the money nor will I anytime soon. I'll just live with it.. I screwed it up and made it look like a rusty old piece of [bleep] so I may as well sit in the driver's seat and moan about it.

I wouldn't care if it wasn't my daily driver but it is. Oh well, it looked fine until i took those damn fender hangers off. I should know to leave well enough alone when I don't have the skills to do this [bleep].


GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img] *hangs self*
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Re: Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

yeah I screwed mine up too, didnt like the arc [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] .... so I just cut off the rear bed section [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

Not all is lost. Just get some metal and trace out the wheelwells with it, then cut them out and patch over the holes (gap). Now do the inside and put a metal strip over the gap, if there is one. Paint them black where the line is and the put something over them, like the stock flairs. They will open up and bend with careful use of a heat gun, and it’ll look good to boot. I toyed with this idea but liked the “flatter” look of just the lawn edging, and besides, the stock flares covered the front marker light and the fuel filler. If you don’t have access to a welder, or a lot of metal, head to the local junkyard. I used to use hand shears to cut up washing machine bodies and use the metal for patching, attaching them with rivets and silicone. To this day they haven’t rusted (I still have most of my first Scout), and if placed properly the rivets can look decent and not half baked.
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Re: Trimming fenders (bleh I made it look horrid!)

Okay, I know this is going to sound incredibly butch and I'm getting the flame suit on but here's what I ended up doing to my blue tin-top. I had discovered the same rust problem you have along with a pile more in the rockers and a large amount of bondo from a previous owner's repair. I actually posted to this board saying that it was finished and I was going to part it out. A week ago, longzuk and I were playing in a local mud hole and I blew the engine in my 87 ragtop so I needed to get the tintop road ready for the winter. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
I used my sawzall to cut out the rusty portions of the fender and the rockers, than I cut slits in the fenders similar to those used in the link above, I folded them up till they were about even with the body and filled the gaps with Mono expanding foam insulation and sprayed over the whole mess with rubberized undercoating available in spray-cans at the local Canadian Tire. Once all this was done, I attached a set of YJ flares over the now-enlarged openings. As for the rockers, I'm just going to have a buddy weld in some angle to seal everything up. Sorry I don't have any pictures yet, I don't own a scanner or digi-cam yet.HTH
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