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    Hey guys,

    Im new to the forum. I recently inherited my fathers 77 FXE and have been working on "making it my own". I have been kicking around the idea of going for the bobber look with a shortened rear fender. My noob question is, for those who do not have the ability to actually shape a fender from scratch, what are you using to start with to cut down to the shape that you want (a donor fender if you will)? Also I am wondering about how to go about attaching the fender once the longer stock struts are removed. Attached is a pic of what I am working with. Thanks in advance.Click image for larger version. 

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    have a look through this lot for ideas,....
    depending on what you want from stock to fat 300's....
    plus they have various ideas for fitting once you have decided your direction
    https://www.motorcyclestorehouse.com...t=24&view=grid

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    on my sportster I mounted a cut down TS fender and made some struts out of aluminium, the hole unit was very stout.


    I could also mount them under the fender so they were not seen
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    How about this-

    https://jpcycles.com/product/7110110...ed-rear-fender

    Says it will fit a 77 FXE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hseidel49 View Post
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    Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7and7is View Post
    on my sportster I mounted a cut down TS fender and made some struts out of aluminium, the hole unit was very stout.


    I could also mount them under the fender so they were not seen
    Super cool! Thanks for the ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by confab View Post
    Nice bike!
    Thanks, its getting there

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzienlee View Post
    have a look through this lot for ideas,....
    depending on what you want from stock to fat 300's....
    plus they have various ideas for fitting once you have decided your direction
    https://www.motorcyclestorehouse.com...t=24&view=grid
    Wow! so much to look through. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILBLACKSABRE View Post
    How about this-

    https://jpcycles.com/product/7110110...ed-rear-fender

    Says it will fit a 77 FXE.
    Yah I did see that. Thought about getting it and chopping it up a little. Would still have to come up with my own struts though as I wouldnt be able to use mine with how short I want to chop the fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laeljon View Post
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    I actually talk to a guy just the other day that said that is what he used.

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    A lot would depend on the look you're after. I started with a 1973 FX.
    Took tin snips and shortened the rear fender to about 1/2 of it.
    The frame has the first couple holes the struts bolt to, I didn't use the struts, but bolted the fender there with fancy spike nuts.
    I wanted mine to look on the "rat" side of style, and went from there, 2" under springer, round swingarm, jockey shift, knobby tires, cool fun bike. Many ways to go, what do you want?

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