Scrap Metal Fender
So I went for a ride the other night and ran through some muddy water on the street. When I got home I saw the carb, air cleaner, rear of the engine and my butt covered in a muddy mess. Now if it was a hot rod I wouldn't have given it a thought because, "Real Hot Rods Don't Have Fenders" or as it says on my license plate frame, "If God Had Wanted Hot Rods to Have Fenders, You Wouldn't Have To Bolt Them On." But it ain't a hot rod and I don't think spraying muddy water down the carb is a good idea so I built this from some scrap sheetmetal. Took about two hours and it does what it's designed to do.
I used a metal that sheetmetal guys refer to as 'Paint-Loc'. It's actually galvanized but has an electrically applied primer that will take paint. It's 18 gage and sturdy enough and attached securely so there is no rattle, vibration or shaking. The photos explain the rest.
PS. Yes, I'm going to paint it, black, but it's about 18 degrees outside today and I can't spray paint in the garage. (Good way to get divorced when your wifes car shares your work space) I'll leave it grey until warmer weather.
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