Would You Fix This?


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patbrandon1
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Would You Fix This?

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:28 pm



Hi fellow Wingers. I was pulling my Wing apart tonight for winter maintenance, and preparing to paint, and came across a minor rust through on my upper rear fender on the left side. In the included pic, you can see it. It looks like it would not be a safety concern, as much as it would be making it sound, and stop the progress of the rust through. It looks like a pretty big task to get the part off. I could patch it, but is it worth the work? What would you guys do? WWYGD? ;)
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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:03 pm

What I would do is go to ebay and start looking for a replacement fender..Just because they usually don't cost all that much.. :D

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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:00 am

Be sure to check with the guy's selling stuff here first... :shock: someone might have one just waiting to get rid of.. :D

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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby themainviking » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:08 am

I agree with the Beav that a replacement would be best, however, if you have the right tools for the job, it could probably be fixed. Bead blast it to clean up all the rust and take any paint off, and then use Oxyacetylene to weld it. You could probably do this without removal, if careful of anything that can burn, like the wires in the loom on top. If not skilled with Oxyacetylene and if you do not know anyone who is, then probably should just replace the fender. Probably wire feed welding would do it too, but I am not real familiar with it, having never learned that one. Someone familiar with that will likely chip in and say it is very viable.
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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:29 pm

to answer your question: I would not fix it, there are way too many good used ones out there , for a fair price.

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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:36 pm

Replace-all the effort to corect it isnt worth it-you can get a used one on e-bay for $ 40. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:34 pm

I have a couple here if you cant find any in your area. PM me if interested 8-)
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Re: Would You Fix This?

Postby patbrandon1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:05 pm

RoadRogue wrote:I have a couple here if you cant find any in your area. PM me if interested 8-)


Thanks RR. I will keep that in mind. Still looking around this area. Saw one on fleebay for $40 out the door. But it looked a little puffy in a few spots, and I am waiting for a few more good photos from the seller. I know I won't get perfect, but don't want any rust through. I have a few months to get it and put it on, but hopefully those months will fly by.




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