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Old 12-14-2016, 05:56 PM
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Oooooohhh! I'll be interested in how you attach the skirts. I have a '65 El Dorado Convertible with removable skirts.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:27 PM
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Oooooohhh! I'll be interested in how you attach the skirts. I have a '65 El Dorado Convertible with removable skirts.
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I think you missed the part where he said that the whole bottom half of the fender will be removable. That is why the two horizontal stations are spaced very close together. The seam will be coerced by the stainless trim.

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Old 12-15-2016, 02:39 PM
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Steve,

I'm not familiar with "coerced" as you used it. By that do you mean the trim will be the means to attach/secure the lower section in place, and by removing the trim it permits removal of the lower section?

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Old 12-16-2016, 10:37 AM
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I can not type well that should have been covered.

Should have said ...... the stainless trim will be used to hide the fact that the upper fender and the lower fender (skirt) are two separate panels. The whole bottom half will be removable to Change a tire.
Very neat idea by the way!!!

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Old 12-16-2016, 12:12 PM
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I've done this type of modification before on a 69 Riviera. This was long before digital cameras so the old pictures are pretty crusty. Everything below the body line on the quarter panel is a one piece removable skirt.

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Old 12-16-2016, 01:10 PM
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I've done this type of modification before on a 69 Riviera. This was long before digital cameras so the old pictures are pretty crusty. Everything below the body line on the quarter panel is a one piece removable skirt.

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Jack, that is quite the ride.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:06 PM
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Jack, you have had some boss rides. How many other beauties like this one have you had?
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:06 PM
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Maybe 8 or 10 over the years.
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A great idea for sure.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:03 PM
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I'll start with the toughest part, the rear inboard area. There's a lot going on in this small area so I'm going to make this in three pieces. I used a simple paper pattern for the rear section and transferred it to steel. There isn't any crown in this section so I started by wheeling in the radius with the P/U wheel, put the roll in along the rear and tipped the flange in the tail light opening. It fits properly on the buck.

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Next, I scribed the bend line on the lower edge from the back side by tracing along the station and tipped the flange along the bottom edge. I used the shrinker/stretcher on the flanges to adjust the curve below the tail light opening. This took some time. I want it to be as close to an exact fit as possible.

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