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    Radiused rear wheel wells lip..

    Easy method for Radiused rear wheel wells with a nice finished edge on the cheap the we did it in the 60s is check the top sealing lip on a 55 gallon drum like it was made for Gasser.

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    I have a friend who has a '70 'Cuda that they used the barrels to make fender extensions. You could stand on them! The lid looks like a good idea.

    Nice model, did you build it?

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    No, just a reference pic..

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    I have a pair of rear fenders from a mid 50's bread truck that I use for patterns for the cut-out. Haven't added a lip, if anything, I'll add a piece of tubing to the back side of the 1/4 for rigidity. The barrel is a great idea though.
    Ray

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    Eastwood sells a really nice tool for rolling fenders.
    http://www.eastwood.com/ew-fender-ro...struction.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan67 View Post
    Eastwood sells a really nice tool for rolling fenders.
    http://www.eastwood.com/ew-fender-ro...struction.html
    The Eastwood tool works well if you're not changing the shape of your wheelwell, and the wheelwell is round. If it has an odd shaped wheelwell, then as the wheel turns you have to readjust the roller to stay in contact. Another big problem is if there is any bodywork around the wheelwell, as it will pop any filler or at the least crack it. So you need to know before starting if the car has ever been hit.

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    Awesome! Never thought of the barrel idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splatt View Post
    Awesome! Never thought of the barrel idea!
    Yes dude i agree its really a nice idea,.
    Pics are looking awesome,.
    Metalbiz

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    Thanks for posting.... forgot about this good idea!!!!

    One of the plans I have for the Opel is to switch from 10" rims & tires width to 12".

    Since I got the Opel late last Summer I have been kicking around the idea of removing the rear fender flares for a more authentic "gasser look".

    Whoever installed the rear fender flares did a GREAT JOB doing so. They look like they came from the factory.


    So another one of my "plans" will be to remove the flares and while I am at it relocate the leaf springs inboard and make new mounts for the rear shocks which will attach to an additional crossmember that will be added to the rear of the frame.
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    That will be a neat project , going back to an almost stock quarter, with a radius ! ! Are you going to tip the edge or have a small reveal on the outer edge ? Basically matching the front fender profile with a larger radius .....
    Last edited by ProMetalShop; 08-03-2012 at 07:29 AM.
    Thanks Steve
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