Front fender patches?

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  1. MintaTrask

    MintaTrask New Member

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    Hi there,
    I want to put fender patches on my 72 probally on both sides, i was looking at the ones at momentum and have a question, on the fender it looks like there is 2 pieces sandwithced together is this right? and if so are the patches just new skin sections? how do i get the 2 pieces seperated?
     
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    BowHunter Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Go on you tube to check out panel replacement. Tons of Vids.
     
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    The thing about fender patches is they don't include the very bottom most flange (horizontal) where the the fender bolts to the body. If that part of your fender is rotted, you have to fabricate....
     
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    6845885D-7324-4AEF-AB68-276EF17EC454.png You are better off buying a cheap after market fender and cutting the bottom off that way u get the inner brace that is always rotted. The rust gets in between the two and rots both pieces.
     
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    All patches suck...your better off buying AMD fenders and using them or cutting bottoms off.
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    The outer skin is spot welded to the inner brace, so drill out the the spots and carefully pry the two pieces apart (air chisel works well)

    If the wheel arch area is salvageable it’s pretty easy to make a simple patch for the lower section of outer skin, or take a template to a sheetmetal shop and they can bend up a piece for you (no compound or convex curves)
     
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    I repaired both of my fenders laying a patch panel on the surface about two inches above the lower body line. Used a die grinder and cut out the bad metal and the right angles off the patch front and rear. Used 3m metal bonding adhesive and clamped. Die grinder smooth the front and rear edged. On the top edge put a slight taper on the patch. Applied Dynaglass along the seam then filler. After the primer, high build, and paint there are no visible signs of the repair
     

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