Twisted my bad hip after work Thursday, but sitting around resting it was driving me stir crazy today, so I took on a slow evening project.
The mother of all angle grinders (for scale, it’s laying on a 2″x12″!) helped me cut down and fit trailer fenders tonight.
Old school, 40+, maybe 50+ year old Black and Decker that was my Dads. Back when they made good tools in the USA, all metal bodied tools too!
No, I don’t remember, if I ever knew, what the angle iron frame bolted to it was for… First time I’ve had it out in the 5 years I’ve owned it, and Dad hadn’t used it for probably 15 or 20 years before that..
Took about 8″ off both ends of these suckers. Well, 4″ off, and made 4″ into new flanges to bolt through… Fender was a solid foot above the tires before.
Lots better now, I left suspension clearance, and some extra in case anyone ever wants bigger tires on it.
No, I know, the fender ain’t centered on the wheel… Need another plank to change one out and center a shorter opening around the wheel.
Then I’ll adjust the fender placement over a little and mount them to the underside of the decking, lowering ’em a little, but cleaning up the look.
Don’t need it perfect now, just on there; FYI for anyone else wanting to built a homemade flat bed trailer in Alaska, if the wheels/tires come above the deck, fenders are required.
Had it in to get a title for it early in the week and found that out. Thus fast fender mounts now, so I can get it back in for the title again on Monday.