I needed to upgrade the rear fender on my Ironhead. I was hoping to make it through the riding season and tackle the project this winter, but my rear tire had other ideas. It was on the last of it's 9 lives on our last camping trip and I made the decision it just wasn't safe anymore.
Picked up a fender from Gasbox in Ohio (sourced from Lowbrow Customs) and also one of Lowbrow's stainless fender strut DIY kits. Both these products are really high quality and I can't recommend them enough. I'm a fabrication rooking and the kit had everything I needed to whip up some neat struts.
My buddy, Big Boss Ross, from Southpaw Machine helped me tackle the project. He's got the right tools to handle anything on my Ironhead. It was really fun making it happen.
First we mocked up the fender and started on the bottom mount.
Next we coped a piece of tubing on his Mill and worked on the mounting tab.
Ross working his magic on the bottom mount.
Bottom mount done...now on to the fender struts:
We heated the struts themselves with the torch and made our bends. I opted for just a slight bend, near the top mounting bung. Nothing crazy, just simple and strong.
Finished product ready for paint:
I'm going to attempt the paint myself with high quality rattle can primer/paint/clear. I'm targeting next weekend and will update this thread with how that goes.
Thanks guys. These fenders look great with Avon tires for sure. Match the profile perfectly. The taillight is indeed a 40 Ford repop from NoSchool Choppers. I'm hoping I can handle the paint. It will be my first attempt at a decent quality paint job.