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allstateguy
07-14-2008, 11:18 AM
I'm guessing there are fasteners in front to attach to the front piece that holds the headlights and grille (how many?)
and there are ones that hold the inner fender to a flange on the cowl (I can see those)
and I suppose there are some at the rear of the fender, even though I can't see any of those (factory undercoat), but if I start digging, how many should I find?
Thanks, I searched, but didn't find any clear explanation

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lstude
07-14-2008, 11:41 AM
Here are some pictures of a 63 Lark front fender. I have marked where I think the bolts are, but I may have missed some, because I don't have these fenders any more.

There are 2 bolts under the "eyebrow" that are hard to get to.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63Larkfendermarks.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/63Larkfendermarks2.jpg

I think I missed the bolts attached to the radiator bracket.

Leonard Shepherd
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allstateguy
07-14-2008, 11:51 AM
THANKS Leonard!
I am guessing that the fender to door gap is set with shims? Keep the ones that are there when you remove the fender?

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lstude
07-14-2008, 11:54 AM
I don't remember any shims, but there is a rubber pad at each bolt.

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allstateguy
07-14-2008, 12:05 PM
I remember on my 52, that SI sold the rubber between the fender rear and the cowl in at least two thicknesses to get a good gap.

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oldcarfart
07-16-2008, 08:59 PM
IIRC you install hood first and adjust fender clearance to the hood, use tape and shoebox type cardboard for protection.

barnlark
07-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Good job Leonard. Here's what it looks like after they are off.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1116.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1110.jpg

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61Lark
07-17-2008, 10:43 PM
Definetly keep the old shims/spacers for reference. They may not look like it but they are different thinknesses.

When we took the fenders off my 64 we just threw everything in a bag. When it came time to put the fenders back on they looked like they were going up. Two days of test fitting later they were on.

On my 61 we labeled them and the whole front end went on in an afternoon. What also helped on the 61 was that the hood was still on.

Nick