One of my rear fender to splash shield mounts has cracked due to the terrible state of our roads as neglected by Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger. I was wondering what would be the best way to repair it. I considered brazing or JB Weld but I think I would be best to make a new part from scratch. I don't have any special equipment. I would have to remove the three rivets. Is it just common sense stuff, grind the burr off the small end, put something solid around the rivet head and drive them out with a punch? Put something round under the head to re install the rivets? Any hints on a better method? I don't want to have to buy more special tools for one job. Got lots already. Thanks.
It's hard to say how it fits, but brazing seems to be the easiest way. However that would mess up any paint on the fender. Removing, fabricating and installing (rivets?) seems like a lot of work. Seems kinda crude anyway. Just remove it...wasn't an original part anyway (I think)
Swipe one off an unrepairable fender.
Love the first sentence.....
Grind off the end and drill out the rivet. Easy stuff. You don't even have to use rivets again.....you can use unmarked carriage bolts.
That is an original part. Remove it, wire weld it and replace with small carriage bolts as mentioned above.
An alternative would be to replace it.
JB weld will do nothing for that problem.
Grind off 1 end of each rivot, drive them out with a hammer and punch.
Just use a small carriage bolt in hole when replacing it. I tend to think although our roads are rough, that could have been after 100 years of bad roads.
Clean it V it out a touch and hit it with a wire welder, then smooth it up, clean and touch up the paint . No sense into turning a simple repair into a major problem
I don't have equipment to weld it. I like the idea about getting one off a rough fender but, finding parts in this frozen wasteland is never easy or cheap. I think I will make a new part (very easy) and seek out some carriage bolts although I don't recall ever seeing any that small. Thanks everyone.