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Old 02-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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I'm looking for ideas for building my own dually fenders for a Super Duty hard body. How can I make them strong enough to survive some bashing? I wanted to just buy some but I'm not having any luck finding any.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:09 PM
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Fiberglass would be plenty strong you could build the core out of foam and then cover it (green floral foam is pretty easy to work with). You could make them out of styrene but it would have to be pretty thick. Other option would be to make them from wood and seal it with some poly or something like that.
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Check with -- Captain Scale -- he is the dually master and makes sets of fenders in a ready to paint version and a rough version. I've used them before and they are a great fit and finish. Definitely a must for a ford dually build. If I remember correctly they are about $30.00 for rough unfinished and $80.00 for a finished set. Shoot him a PM about them. He also makes frame rails specific for the Ford crew cab.

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I've PM'ed him a couple times. Doesn't seem very interested in selling me some fenders though so I thought I'd try making my own instead. I know I can make them look good with styrene, I just thought since his were made out of what looks like fiberglass in the few pics I've found they'd be stronger. Only experience I have with fiberglass is using the resin with strands of fiber already mixed in to repair a cowl hood I bought for one of my full size cars.
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if you can do em outa styrene but are concerned about strength, do em then back em with fglass on the inside.

ive used the chopped glass/resign on 1:1 in the past. every brand i used was kinda like using playdough with string in it. to go with actual glass cloth and resign is actually VERY EASY. youtube up a video or 2 on how to lay it. i believe you'll be surprised how simple it is. once we ever get the barn cleaned out some we're going to lay up a cab for my yamaha rhino if i ever park it long enough to do so.
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Check with -- Captain Scale -- he is the dually master and makes sets of fenders in a ready to paint version and a rough version. I've used them before and they are a great fit and finish. Definitely a must for a ford dually build. If I remember correctly they are about $30.00 for rough unfinished and $80.00 for a finished set. Shoot him a PM about them. He also makes frame rails specific for the Ford crew cab.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:08 AM
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Well if you have any fenders made up I'd love to buy an unfinished set from you. Would save me alot of time making them without molds. I don't know what all you make so I don't know what you're behind on and one you have excess of.
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