I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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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.