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 Post subject: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:00 am 
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My fender skirts have two tabs on the bottom, one front, one rear. The rockers and quarter panels have been replaced. Does anyone have a picture of how the tabs attach to the body?

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:07 am 
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Gary - I can't recall for sure, but I believe there was an add-on at the front where the round piece slid in. The back (again, thinking from memory on my car) has a flat surface that goes into the quarter. The attaching pieces are difficult to find. I welded in a washer on the front and it works fine. You then slide up the arm and lock it under the lip of the skirt. Make any sense? I'm at the office right now but will check officially tonight when I look at the car. Just wanted to give you a quick answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:07 am 
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Thanks. No rush, still lots of work to do. The guy doing my body work had never heard of fender skirts, much less seen them. When I showed them he asked where the tabs go and I couldn't tell him.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:57 pm 
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This is what I did: Sorry the pictures are sideways (Crazy - click on them and they show up properly). Top one is the front where a washer is welded on. Back is a washer cut off like a hook to attach the rear. Works fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Thanks, but my tabs are on the very bottom of the skirts. I'm on my way to OR for T-Giving. I'll post a picture of mine when I get home.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:55 pm 
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Here is the skirts I have. Factory welds so they are original. The tab is the same on both ends.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:30 am 
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those tabs are not right the proper ones used a 1/4'' rod type riveted to the skirts at bottom front and rear.the proper mounts are around but not easy to find.they can be found they originally came in a cotton bag with instructions.rest assured the tabs on yours are not factory.nor are they after market as foxcraft used the factory style mounts also.the factory called them fender shields

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:53 am 
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I researched Foxcraft and found several examples of them with the tabs. They are very well made, the same gauge steel as the body. The body lines flow correctly. The welds look the same as the dozens of welds I had to drill out to replace the floor pans, rockers and quarter panels.







So, now I'm looking for how the Foxcraft front and rear tabs are supposed to connect to the body


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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 am 
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do not limit your search to 54 only as most early (50s) used a similar mounting this includes the generals and I think walters.I am snding a pic of the different mounting primer coulored one is factory the yellow is foxcraft.after 40+ years I can not find my brackets for the foxcraft and to cold out to take a pic of my factory mounts on car as I would need to remove skirt(fender shield) notice slot on foxcraft this is for mounting whereas factory used the rod looking thing which bolts on to skirt using small screws and nuts with lock washers

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 Post subject: Re: Fender skirts
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Thanks. I think we have a plan. I have some one inch wide 1/8 thick steel flat stock. We are going to weld bullet shaped rods about a half inch long to 2 inch long pieces and weld them to the inside lips of the quarter panels and rockers. The tabs, in theory, will slip up on the rods and the top clamp will hold the skirts in position. This won't happen for awhile but I'll try to attach pictures of them to this thread when, and if, they happen.

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