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Posted By mandator Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:08 PM
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Thanks George.... 16 gauge adds to the challenge!
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Love following the progress, what a talent.
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The flanges were TIG welded in place, welds dressed, and then worked to remove the remnants of the old filler panel. The old spot welds were removed using a cut off wheel in a die grinder. When the upper panel gets thin, the heat turns it blue. When you see shiny metal again, you have found the second layer, so stop grinding!









This video explains the process a bit better...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb49MgRPzvY




Next to clean all the rust that was hiding between the layers. A tight squeeze!









The filler panel we fabricated was positioned, and drilled for some 1/8" cleco's. Then another test fit:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evBQvi5dsnw


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Test fit the Biederman front fender to insure we had no clearance issues..

Rear flange to running board:





Front flange to bumper filler panel:







Looks like we're ready to finish welding...
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Looking good.
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The rear flange for the Biederman fender is cut out of some 12 gauge steel and tacked in place..











This flange bolts to the front of the running board..





The front mounting flange for the fender is cut out of 12 gauge steel and tacked in place..








This flange bolts to the filler panel behind the front bumper.








With them tacked in place, we'll do one more test fit and then finish the welds.
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Thanks for the share. Helped to learn new things.

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WOW Fantastic workmanship. The B'man will be the hit of any show it attends--with his smiling owner, i'm sure!

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Doing a test fit of the Biederman fender....





Was going to do a little bit of touch up on the front weld seam, needs more shape..

The fender spans about 53" at the bottom, where it wouldn't fit in the wheeling machine sitting on the floor. We added a lift kit under the legs, except for one which needed to be open under the leg..





in process....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvsAkBLlG2o


Needed to wrap the wire edge....





Note the genuine John Deere anvil...





The flange was hammered over using various hammers and dollies (anvils) with the final wrap tightened up with a pair of vise grips modified with smooth jaws...








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Well, I need to make a little progress on 16 gauge fenders, so the highly precise stand for the Laser Level was used. This may look like a carpenters tool, but I can assure you it is not in my shop :D We have about 13-3/4" difference in height from back edge of fender to front edge. So Laser is set at 13-3/4 above the table, with heights verified to all four corners of the table.





Prior to trimming the front of the fender we had measured some reference marks to the front edge for locating the new cut line..





Adding those lower edge marks back on our fender patch, we adjusted the height of the fender front for the laser to match those marks by sliding our jack stand fixture around inside the fender until we had the correct height. Hey, this is technical stuff!








And traced the laser mark with the sharpie...





Initial cut to remove the bulk was done with the Milwaukee shear, the final was done with Midwest Shears. I figured slower = more precise...






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