On my pickup I aligned the edges and straightened the panels, then welded everything back together. After I dressed the welds, I took 1/4" dia. solid round stock and bent it to fit around the lip of the fender. This is a pain as the material needs to be long enough to travel around the whole opening and what with the different arcs it gets pretty busy trying to keep everything in the proper planes and relationship to the original opening.
Once I got a good fit I used every clamp that I had to get everything as strong and stable as possible then I skip welded it in place.
Sounds easy huh? Not so much. But in the end they look great and are stronger than hell without adding a lot of weight.
Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 4:45 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52