Finally - Fenders for 12" Wheels

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Finally - Fenders for 12" Wheels

Postby toypusher » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:23 pm

Some pictures for those of you who "love da pics" (I know some of these were posted in another thread, but I wanted to post them all in a new thread for everyone to see.

Here are a couple of the wooden plugs that I made to create the molds from.

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Here is one of the plugs with the fiberglass over them
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How to get the plugs out??
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What's left of the wooden plugs
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Finished Molds
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Now for lots and lots of wax and we can then make some fenders!!

The molds grew ears :) (need them to support the molds when doing fender layup)
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My new logo on the molds
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This is the mold with the fender layup curring in it
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And FINALLY (Drum roll please) is a couple of pics of the actual 1st fender from the molds
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They weigh about 5 - 6 pounds per pair and I will get some ideas on shipping cost tomorrow (hopefully). I don't have a final price set yet, but it is looking at right around $150.00 per pair plus shipping. Like I said that is not in stone (or fiberglass) yet, but should be pretty close to the final price. This set is staying with me, but if my work schedule allows me to this week, I will get another, mabe two sets made.
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Postby kerryd » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:17 pm

toypusher , they are sweet ! Got to tell you . That is the cleanest shop I ever saw ! Are you going to make them for 15" too ? KD
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Postby madjack » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:25 pm

hey Kerry, :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think you may have found your niche...keep it up......................... 8)
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Postby toypusher » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:27 pm

kerryd wrote:toypusher , they are sweet ! Got to tell you . That is the cleanest shop I ever saw ! Are you going to make them for 15" too ? KD


Kerry,

Thanks! The 'shop' is actually my wife's side of the garage and she is not home today. Sorry, but at least for now, I will not be making them for larger wheels. Have to see how things go over the winter, though. I might get bored and give them a try.
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:28 pm

Hey Kerry,

Those ended up looking really nice. When are you going to hold one up against your teardrop while your wife takes a picture of it?

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Postby toypusher » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:31 pm

Mike,

I have to pull the tear out of the garage to do that, so maybe I will get a picture or two tomorrow. (if I don't get called into work again)
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Postby ARKPAT » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:38 pm

Kerry those look great.


:thumbsup: :thumbsup:


I may have to look into that solution also.



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Postby KA » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:50 pm

Those fenders are beautiful, Kerry! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby davel » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:45 pm

Kerry,

Those are great! The Bluebonnet really needs a pair of those. Let me know when you're ready to take orders. :thumbsup: :twisted:
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Postby AmyH » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:47 am

Kerry, those fenders look gorgeous!! :applause: Very nice work!!
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Postby Joseph » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:15 pm

davel wrote:Let me know when you're ready to take orders.

Yeah, what he said!

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Postby Ira » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:32 pm

I said it before and I'll say it again:

NOW he tells me.
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Postby Melvin » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:46 pm

Ira those fiberglas fenders would look totally out of place on your build, your's look a lot better.
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Postby Ira » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:21 pm

Melvin wrote:Ira those fiberglas fenders would look totally out of place on your build, your's look a lot better.


Thanks, but I may have to reserve a pair anyway for when mine start falling apart.
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Postby toypusher » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:25 pm

Ira,

Just fiberglass over them and they should last a long, long time!!
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