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Old 11-06-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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Is there any order that the fenders. splash panel and running board need to be installed?
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:52 PM   #2
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Yes, just like the factory splash aprons front fenders light bar and running boards before mounting the body. that way you can move things around a little. the rear fenders after the body is mounted.
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As John said, it is typically preferred to mount the "black sheetmetal" first however you must also realize that you have no choice on a 1930 as the front fenders must be mounted prior to installing & bolting down the body as the short aprons must go under the #1 body bolt.

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Old 11-07-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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General guidelines. Go Slow. Loosely bolt things together first, then finger tight. Move things around a little for best fit. Then tighten.

Fit the headlight bar to the front fenders without the fender brackets. Make sure the headlight bar mounts are level. Reproduction fender brackets tend to not have exactly the correct shape "out of the box" so getting everything aligned first, then fitting the brackets to the aligned fenders will usually give best results. The front fenders should contact the brackets ONLY at the headlight bar mounts and outside bolt mount (rubbing, squeaks and a dent will result in steel fenders, cracking in fiberglass, with extraneous contact.

Fit EVERYTHING at once The body, front apron, radiator shell, hood, running boards and aprons all relate to fender fitting, so do not tighten something arbitrarily assuming it is correct, anything and everything may need to be adjusted.

U shaped castor shims can be used during alignment as they can be easily removed and re-inserted during the alignment process (even easier if you weld a wire "tail" to them). Then replace with washers when the correct height is determined.

Above all, be relaxed and have fun during the process. Take the time needed.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:08 AM   #5
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Everyones got the right answers there. Make sure you fit everything before you do your finish work and paint. If your using new fenders don't be surprized if there is a gap between the aprons and the fender in the radius and the fender to the runningboard is not square. Common challenge!! A little cutting, welding required to make it right.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:33 PM   #6
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Didn't see this so #1 splash under radiator. #2 fender + Side splash aprons.
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