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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:24 am

I will have the build up later. FULL SIZE <-----Click Here

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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:42 pm

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The metal I chose was 1/8" steel for the main bracket and 22gauge for the well extension. Both pieces were purchased at Lowes around $15.



Lay out all the plans on the steel. Double check the hole location as each pair or flaps may vary slightly. You can see a few tools needed, square, ruler, markers, straight edge, etc.



I tested three types of cutting tools. Jigsaw, cutoff wheel and Dremel with a cut off wheel. The cut off tool left the edges to ragged, the Dremel was to flimsy and I kept breaking discs so I settled on the jig saw. Here is a tip: I had to switch to a full face mask. For some reason the jigsaw threw up hot steel pieces so fast that they would bounce off my cheek, ricochet off the inside of my glasses and back in my eyes.



I used a 40lb lug of steel to hold when clamps get in the way.



Finished cut outs.



Use a punch to locate the holes and eliminate bit drift.



Brace/clamp the steel to prevent it from spinning and drill out the holes. I used a floor drill but a handheld will work fine.



At the marked line, clamp the main brace and bend it over 90 degrees (don't forget the small tab). Also remember that the left side and right are different bends. The plans show a LH main bracket.



Check and adjust with a square. Close is OK because there will be some on car tweeking.



Lightly form the extension in the same fashion. This will be tweeked as well.



Shot of the initial forming.



Mock up. This is a prime time for a test fit and tweek. No need for a full mounting, I just clamped it in place.



After the mock up, sand, prime and let dry. I hastened the process with my $24.00 paint boot oven (space heater). Remember that the mock ups for each side will differ. Be sure to keep the pairs together.



Shoot with color of choice, dry and fit. Hand tighten everything, do not fully tighten.



Different angle.



Back view.



Full back view.



This is where you will need to mark up with the bracket and drill for the second hole.



This is where the well extension will mount. It will mount on the inside of the inner well, meaning you can see it if you are looking in the fender well.



Here is a view from the well side of the final mount.



Here is a view of the backside of the mount.



Completed pictures. Once you have them mounted, there is enough flex and give in the metal that you can manipulate it. In the picture, the drivers side is not level. I corrected this with a stiff pull up. Good Luck!



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Post by 69panel on Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:28 am

Super job and documentation, Looks great. Cool
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:43 pm

Correction on the material: Lowes Item #11665 1/8" x 3" x 26"
Lowes Item # 11771 6" x 24" 22ga
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Post by DiggerD on Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:23 pm

Thanks for taking the time to document so well. Really turned out nice!!

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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:27 am

Yeah, I'm gonna put this on my "to do" list. thanks for documenting it so well.
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:57 pm

Looks great, Scott!
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Post by Treehive on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:48 am

Great job on the brackets Scotty! Where did you find the mudflaps? Are they Beetle flaps?
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:19 pm

I bought them off ebay a while back and they are bus flaps. Although I suppose you could use them on a beetle. The beetle flaps have a narrower, tapered top.
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Post by Woneal on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:51 pm

You should make those and sell them to the people that don't have the resources to make them.
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