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Postby dakotamouse » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:00 am

Hi Folks!

I'm trying to convince the hubby to build a Cubby teardrop as a fun project for the both of us to do together. I believe I'm winning.

I've been searching sites for ideas on materials. The one thing I can't seem to find is a source for cool fenders. Something that looks like it came from a '37 truck but is a reproduction. Where could these be found?

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Re: Cool Fenders

Postby Kevin A » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:10 am

dakotamouse wrote:Hi Folks!

I'm trying to convince the hubby to build a Cubby teardrop as a fun project for the both of us to do together. I believe I'm winning.

I've been searching sites for ideas on materials. The one thing I can't seem to find is a source for cool fenders. Something that looks like it came from a '37 truck but is a reproduction. Where could these be found?

Mary
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Here ya go:
http://www.teardrops.net/LilBear/parts.html
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Postby dakotamouse » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:15 am

Them's cool but yikes! I think I'd have trouble getting the husband to go for the cost. But oh they are nice!

Thanks for the link.
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Postby madjack » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:20 am

Mary, Welcome to our board, a project for you both is a great idea and you have come to the right place...here are 3 places to start....
http://www.aeroglass.com/trailers/index.php
http://www.teardrops.net/LilBear/
http://www.teardroptrailers.net/parts/fender/fender.htm
and we want pictures when you start building...cause weluv da pics :D ;)
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Postby dakotamouse » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:38 pm

Thanks for the links. I've added them to my folder of Teardrop Favorites. My husband and I do well building things together.

We do not hang wallpaper or shop together. This may be why we are approaching our 25th anniversary in spring!

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Postby JunkMan » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:57 pm

Mary,

Are you in the Dakotas? I got some nice fenders from a guy in Iowa. If you are in the Sioux City area, I think you might be fairly close to him (I had mine shipped, and don't remember what town he was in).

He doesn't have a web page, I found them on ebay, but they were much cheaper than the ones on the links. I think a few other people on this foprum also get fenders from him. I'll see if I can find an email address and what town he is in.
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Postby madjack » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:12 pm

Jeff if you find that info please post it, I rmember the post and will try and find it....
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Re: Cool Fenders

Postby Gage » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:54 pm

dakotamouse wrote:Hi Folks!
I'm trying to convince the hubby to build a Cubby teardrop as a fun project for the both of us to do together. I believe I'm winning.
I've been searching sites for ideas on materials. The one thing I can't seem to find is a source for cool fenders. Something that looks like it came from a '37 truck but is a reproduction. Where could these be found?
Mary
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Mary, if your going to build a Cubby on a HF frame, you just might be hard pressed to find a '37 type chevy fender that's not to big for the wheel/tire combo and look good. I've got '37 Chevy fenders on mine, but my tear is 10 feet long and has 15" wheels & tires on it. Just something to think about.
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Re: Cool Fenders

Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:11 am

Gage wrote:Oh, and they're not cheap. Mine cost $185 each.

Ouch $>
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Re: Cool Fenders

Postby Gage » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:37 am

bledsoe3 wrote:
Gage wrote:Oh, and they're not cheap. Mine cost $185 each.

Ouch $>
Just one of the reasons I have over $5000 in my build. :cry:

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Postby Wright » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:16 am

What is it that mike says??? oh yea.....

The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten, so
build your teardrop with the best materials you can find!


makes sense...
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Postby dakotamouse » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:18 am

I see what you mean about size. I did see some that should work on the other sites that were posted. Yup, I know what is meant about quality materials.

I like Chevy cars. Good quality cars. You can have Corvettes or Chevettes, all Chevys but my price zone is the Malibu.

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Postby toypusher » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:06 am

Mary,

Are you using the Kuffle Creek plans? If so, then the fenders that are shown in the plans can be had from Tractor Supply. If memory serves, they are between $9 and $13.00 each for steel. You will have to paint them then, but that's easy.
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Postby dakotamouse » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:17 am

Yup, we are going with Kuffel Creek plans. I'm really impressed with them. Bought them by down load and printed them out myself.

I really like Kevin Hauser's writting style.

I'll be looking at the fenders you mentioned. I just don't care for the square look of the Harbor Freight ones. And I'm not exactly sure why but I hate the red paint. So I'll be repainting the tounge black and I think we are going to bring the skin down so that it covers the trailer frame.

Well, that's the plan so far. Right now I'm gathering sources and ideas and this site is wonderful!
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Postby larryl » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:55 am

Mary:

My daughter and father-in-law helped build our Kuffle Creek 8' Cubby. Really liked Kevin's easy to follow plans. One consideration. We wanted a
5' wide Cubby because of the extra bed width. Our only bolt together choice was the "Red" trailer kit that Tom S. used.

After visiting with a local Tractor Supply Co., I discovered that the Carry-all trailers would build a 5X8 trailer without floor, tailgate or sides for $475.00 shipped.

The modification to the trailer floor to adapt to the Cubby plans was real simple. We are very glad with the frame and look.

You can see some pictures uploaded on my album gallery: larryl.

Hope this info is helpful,

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