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emptyhead

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Fender welting
« on: September 06, 2020, 05:00:48 AM »
Those of you that have done your fenders what did you wind up doing. Either buying the nos stuff from someone or using the viral stuff, if so what did you use.thanks.

brit plumber

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 06:28:05 AM »
What’s the purpose behind the welt? I assume it’s an anti squeak device but I see it as another place to trap moisture. Although I took my fenders off yesterday and the original welt although beyond use, hadn’t caused much in the way of corrosion so I assume it was waxed on oiled.

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 06:43:08 AM »
I think the originals where rubber coated canvas. The welting was a quick wat to bridge panel gaps back then a lot of the older cars and trucks used them. I watch your project with great anticipation. Good luck with it. I bought Paul’s rear body mounts they where great.

steve1973

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 08:47:25 AM »
SOS MV sells welting kits.

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emptyhead

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 11:20:03 AM »
I talked to them he wanted $75 for them just looking for something cheaper.

steve1973

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 01:22:52 PM »
I talked to them he wanted $75 for them just looking for something cheaper.

They are pre notched to go around mounting bolts. I think it is a fair price. They also have the radiator welting and mud flaps. Well worth the prices in my opinion. Also of note. in many cases the fender welting was dropped on all models in later production runs.

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Re: Fender welting
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 07:47:01 PM »
I got my welting kits from SOS Military.  The fit was very good and looked great too.