Fender made for Rudy

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Fender made for Rudy

Post by Ken Hosford » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:34 pm

Rudy asked that I post pictures of a fender I made for him. After looking at the pictures I realized I should have wiped the fender first . It is a 13" radius with 6 3/8" of width and 2.5" deep
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by curt » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:06 pm

nice
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by budoka » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:56 am

that's brass??? seriously nice work. would you mind describing the process a little?

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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by Ken Hosford » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:07 am

The fender is formed with a pull max using doming die progressively them the shape is traded using an English wheel with twin upper wheels.
I make them in steel ,aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium also .
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by Swamprabbit1 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:31 am

Brass did someone say brass. I love brass. Thinking about having my girder brass or copper plated. Everybody is chroming.
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by Dusty-Dave » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:50 pm

A good powder coat is pretty cool. This is a two stage powder way cheaper and more forgiving than plating.
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by rudog » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:49 am

Great work Ken. We'll talk about a shorty for the front.

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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by Jeff L » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:17 pm

That's beautiful
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Re: Fender made for Rudy

Post by railroad bob » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:13 am

Thats beautiful work Ken. I love the looks of brass too, but Dave made some good points about powder.

And I think copper is the first step for chrome plating, followed by nickel, then chrome.

A chrome plating shop should be able to do copper plating.

Beautiful fender by Ken, tho.
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