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FROM THE December 2010 ISSUE

Cutting fenders

Tip: I can’t take credit for this tip, but I’d like to pass it along anyway.  

I like early Gassers – particularly the ones with cut-out rear wheel wells for the slicks. But I could never get an even amount of space around the tire when I tried to cut a perfectly round radius for the slicks in the rear fender.  

A friend of mine had a solution: use steel washers! The local hardware store has all different sizes.  

Take the tire with you to the store so you can get a washer that’s just a little bigger than the tire. Hold the washer up against the fender, draw a line around the washer on the fender, then carefully cut and trim to the pencil line.  

The best part is, you can line up the center of the rear axle with the hole in the washer, so you know the cutout will be perfectly centered around the tire.

I hope you can use this tip.

Rob Liepey
via E-mail

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