Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Any good way to roll fenders on a bare shell? My 65 FB restoration is just a shell and would like to roll fenders prior to paint and before suspension and axle goes in. Any ideas?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
If you have the front fenders off you can use sand bags on the ground place the fenders on it and hammer the lip . On the rear I used a hammer and dolly to roll the lips good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
Here is what I did with my 70 FB, I don't know if your 65 is just the same, I suspect it is. On the front fenders, I trimmed the width of the underside lip by about 1/2. You don't have to do the entire length of the fender lip, only about from the 10 to 2 position. Then you can work then over with a dolly and hammer or on a bag as mentioned. This is how the factory Boss 302 race cars were done. On the back I trimmed the underside lip to where the spot welds were. Again from the 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock position. I would not trim the back fender lips past the spot welds since these give a lot of strength to that area. You will find the process of 'rolling the lips' on the back fender will be more of a challenge because there are two thicknesses of metal unlike the fronts that are a single thickness.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top