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Old 02-05-2021, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Removing 1930 front fenders

I need to remove my front fenders to do a frame repair on my 30 coupe. I already have the hood, rad, engine, radiator apron removed. Whatís the procedure to remove them? Do I have to loosen all the body bolts or can I just loosen the front under the cowl that mount them?
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:33 PM   #2
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Just remove the fasteners that hold the fenders.
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:36 PM   #3
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I have found it easier if you loosen the fender bracket to frame bolts. Otherwise it's hard to remove the headlight bar to fender brace bolts.
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:37 PM   #4
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I already have the headlight bar off, I forgot to mention that.
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Old 02-05-2021, 02:40 PM   #5
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Just remove the fasteners that hold the fenders.
You guys are missing the point where he said he is working on a 1930. Remember the 1930 fender uses a two-piece apron that will require the body to be lifted slightly in the front to get the fender out from underneath the body.
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Old 02-05-2021, 02:58 PM   #6
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Loosen that front body mount, jack it up a bit, and the fender will slide out. Good luck.
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Old 02-06-2021, 07:28 AM   #7
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You guys are missing the point where he said he is working on a 1930. Remember the 1930 fender uses a two-piece apron that will require the body to be lifted slightly in the front to get the fender out from underneath the body.

Brent, are 1931 fenders mounted under the body the same way?


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Old 02-06-2021, 07:34 AM   #8
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Not Brent but....
No Ford changed to the long splash apron that took care of that in 31
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While you need to jack up the body slightly, you should remove the steering column bracket to the gas tank. Doesn't take much to get a gasoline leak.
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Old 02-06-2021, 11:21 AM   #10
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Hello,also sometimes the fuel line and distributor may need to be loosened. There will be four bolts that will need loosen and removed ,one one each side at front of cowl and 3 on each side near outside of floor boards the body to frame webbing may also need changed it’s about $20. for a roll and has to be cut to fit.
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Old 02-06-2021, 12:36 PM   #11
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No Ford changed to the long splash apron that took care of that in 31

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Old 02-07-2021, 12:58 AM   #14
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Default Re: Removing 1930 front fenders

Thanks for the replies! Where is the best place to jack up the front of the body?
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Old 02-07-2021, 06:51 AM   #15
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I did it right by the engine mount. Just takes a little.
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Thanks for the replies! Where is the best place to jack up the front of the body?
I use a floor jack and a cut-to-size 2x4. I position it under the first body cross member (near front of seat). To prevent strain I loosen most of the forward body bolts.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:47 AM   #17
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I finally removed all the bolts, I didnít see where to remove the one with the yellow arrow. Is this necessary to remove the fenders? Also do I need to remove the rear fenders to jack up the front of the body or is it not required? Still not to sure where it was suggested to lift the front of the body with a 2x4, I assume like I have pictured. Probably making this out to be harder than it is but I donít want to screw anything up.
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Old 02-09-2021, 11:15 AM   #18
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I think I just put a board vertically just inside the frame. You just need 1/32in clearance. This does not involve anything in the rear.
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Get a friend to give the body a slight boost and remove the fender.
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Hello again, if I remember correctly,that bolt is attached to a bracket on outer edge of frame.
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