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Maystro

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Widening Moke guards
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »
Hi,

I was thinking of widening my guards by about an inch to cover my new wheels.

It looks like a pretty easy job.  I was just going to weld some box section onto the ends of the existing guards.  I'll end up with another seam but I'm happy with that because my Moke is never going to be a show car. 

Has anyone ever done this the simple way I was thinking about? 

I'm just a little confused how it is going to look on the back mudguard?   

Do I need to cut it short and fabricate a new wider mud guard? 

Thanks

Brad.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 09:38:15 PM »
   Hi Maystro.       Using box is the easiest and cheapest way to extend the guards. Remember to paint seal box sections inside the join. Stitch weld each section into place then use some seam sealer to fill in the groove of the joined box section. The rear section is just sheet steel tapered down to the exisiting mudguards, sand, and paint. Done😎
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 07:59:58 PM »
Thanks yellaterra,

You make it sound easy but I have seen your fabricating skills so it probably would seem pretty simple. 

I was looking at the state of my rear metal mud flaps underneath the rear tail lights and they are pretty buckled.  So I was thinking of replacing them in entirety.  Then I thought if I'm going to do that I may as well cut off the existing guards front and back at the seam and just make up some extra wide extensions.  That way I only have the one seam. 

Does this make sense and do you see any problems if I go down this avenue? 

Thanks

Brad

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 09:53:14 AM »
  Hi Brad,    Replacing the bent rear mudguards is probably a good solution. Straight panels always look better.  Basic skills using templates are the go to do this, take your time, measure twice cut once. Or, you could get a sheet metal fabricator to make up a new complete section for you. A cheaper option maybe is to use some pre made 6x4 metal trailer guards. Most trailer builders/ sellers have them in stock, or the internet has lots of trailer builders listed. Use your templates mark out the required shapes needed and cut out. Position in place after triming out damaged rear sections and weld in place. These guards are about six inch’s wide so should give you enough metal for the guard extensions you want on the side and replace the rear damaged section. A sheet metal fabricator charges about $85 phr average. A few choices of options there Brad. Happy Moking YT.
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Re: Widening Moke guards
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 02:59:51 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 08:44:39 PM »
Thanks YT,

I couldn't find any pre-made trailer guards that would fit.

I'm liking the idea of a fabricator.  I want to do things properly first time as far as metal is concerned. 

I painted my Moke and it's pretty dodgy so think I'm going to be needing a professional painter down the track.

Brad


 

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Re: Widening Moke guards
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 08:51:09 PM »
hi
that´s how i do it
https://garageolomouc.rajce.idnes.cz/Moke_posledni/

Damn Pavel,

Please sign me up for for one of your custom made Mokes.  Looks brilliant. 

What a jig saw puzzle you just completed ;-) 

Love how you blended the widened front guards into the front plate of the Moke and no seams along the sides.

Brad

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 09:21:20 PM »
     Hi Brad.    Yes  Pavel is damm good.   If you like his wider guards and are going with the idea of a fabricator then I suggest copy as many pictures of what you like about them. Take some pics of your Moke and head to your local hot rod shop. Ask around town which hot rod shop is best. Most hot rod shops only employ good fabricators as hot rodders are really fussy about panel work. As I said expect to pay $85/95phr for a good one. Good work costs good money but the results will be rewarding.                          All our ideas change over time, ie, just a driver soon turns into a bit better runner to maybe a better painted and chromed piece over time.  Keep Mokin. YT.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 09:01:04 PM »
Brad
Thought I would give you som pics of what I did when I widened my Guards.
I used 70 x 35 RHS the entire length.






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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2020, 10:37:01 PM »
That looks awesome Abatge, 

35 mm RHS looks like the perfect fit to hide my new 15x7 wheels.   

Now seeing how you have used the one piece of sheet metal to form the new guards with no seam at all is definitely a nice custom look which I love and want to replicate. 

You just cost me a lot of extra money damn you ;-)

But love your work. 

Can't wait to see your Moke when she is finished? 

I call all good looking Mokes gals.

Brad