Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum  

Go Back   Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum > General Forums > Tech Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2010, 06:27 PM
InkedForLife's Avatar
InkedForLife InkedForLife is offline
Active Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Portland
Posts: 53
Fender mount

So I and my bodyman are test fitting the fenders and doors after priming. And neither one of us can figure why there are such large holes on the front of the fender where it mounts to the radiator support. I was pretty meticulous when disassembling, and bagged and tagged everything. However, I can find nothing about these holes. They are much too large for just a bolt. Any ideas?

Thanks
Troy
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Front of left fender Jan 2010 002 (Medium).jpg (44.0 KB, 12 views)
__________________
The pain is only temporary
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2010, 08:50 PM
Luva65wagon's Avatar
Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline
Chapter President
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 4,411
Blog Entries: 4
Troy,

These holes are that big because you may have to really move the front of the fender around a lot to get it to align with the hood (both level with and gap wise) and make it wide enough between the fenders for the grille and rocker panel. These bolts are hidden behind the grill, so you may not actually cover the entire hole with a bolt, but you won't see it.

Sadly, as is usually the case back when they built our cars that the bolts were left sort of loose, but tight enough to hold when moved, and when you've test fit the fenders to the hood and grille to the fenders, you then tighten them down and EAT INTO THE PAINT TO THE METAL.

In 65 they used the bolts with the large star washers. I wrapped the backs of my bolts with strip caulk (the black tar rope stuff) and it oozes out and pretty much protects the bare metal the bolts cause. On the upper fenders I used stainless washers under the star washers to prevent the paint from getting chewed up.

I don't know where they thought the fenders were going to go if they were not practically fused together with those bolts.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fenders.jpg (204.0 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg fender2.jpg (214.8 KB, 11 views)
__________________
Roger Moore

63 "Flarechero"
powered by: '65 289-V8 | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



Last edited by Luva65wagon; 02-07-2010 at 09:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2010, 09:45 AM
InkedForLife's Avatar
InkedForLife InkedForLife is offline
Active Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Portland
Posts: 53
Thanks Roger
That does make sense now. The guy doing the bodywork was just a little surprised that the holes were that large.
I know exactly what you mean about the star washers gouging up the paint. I went down to Fastenal and got some new bolts with the serrations on the underside of the head, that way I won't have to use the star washers. I will use stainless washers as well.

Troy
__________________
The pain is only temporary
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
motor mount bighead Tech Talk 1 08-31-2009 05:07 PM
Fender Rollers Jerry Kirby Tech Talk 10 01-16-2009 07:50 PM
home made C4 tranny mount new_falcon_owner Tech Talk 4 08-14-2007 09:03 PM
64/65 Passenger Fender Luva65wagon Parts Wanted 4 02-21-2007 11:14 PM
Falcon Fender on Craigslist Luva65wagon Advertised For Sale 0 10-11-2006 09:54 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.