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Old 05-07-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default 1940 fender skirt attachment

I have what I think are OEM 1940 fender skirts but the rear attachment is missing. How is the rear held in place? What is the round fitting for in pictures 3, 4, & 5?
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Old 05-07-2020, 04:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1940 fender skirt attachment

I may be wrong but, I didn't think 40 skirts had that much "bubble" look.
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Yep, too much bubble and the shape looks like they were made to fit
something else.
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Old 05-07-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1940 fender skirt attachment

Keith, I don't believe your skirts (fender shields) are authentic '40 Ford either.
Here's photos of the front and back of correct skirts along with the wires, etc.
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1940 fender skirt attachment

So they may not be OEM but they are a good fit on a 1940 Ford fender. My question is how the rear is held in place. The round lug has me puzzled. Is there something that grabs on to it or slides through it? The construction is very similar to Kube's picture including the wires to hold the rubber in place. Can someone provide a suggestion for a clamp or lever to hold the rear lower corner to the fender?

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Just a shot, but maybe a small c-clamp painted black?
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It looks like the original bracket has been broken off.
Remove the round lug and the broken bracket.
You will then have to fabricate a bracket similar to this to replace what is broken.

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