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Offline ChrisL

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Dented front mudguard/fender
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:16:10 PM »
Hi All. The front mudguard/fender of my 1974 RD350A (imported to UK from USA) took a nasty hit somewhere in transit from the 'States. It ended up with a dent in the front and a kink just forward of the bracket. Am I likely to find anyone who could make it look all nice and smooth again or will I have to scrap an otherwise perfectly good part? Thanks, Chris.

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 06:26:46 PM »
A good tinsmith could repair that easily but it'd be easier to work with de~chromed

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 06:12:28 PM »
That is the sort of thing I would have happen!  Sad to see.  :(  Did you have insurance?

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 11:55:52 AM »
That is the sort of thing I would have happen!  Sad to see.  :(  Did you have insurance?

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It was insured but the cost was below the excess/deductible. Now - how to find a tinsmith?

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 12:46:54 PM »
It was insured but the cost was below the excess/deductible. Now - how to find a tinsmith?

Yes, rare that insurance is worth claiming on.  ??? 

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 02:31:57 PM »
Where abouts are you?
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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »
Where abouts are you?

I'm in Cornwall Phil. Haven't been able to find a Tinsmith yet - do you know of any?

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 07:42:27 PM »
Where abouts are you?

I'm in Cornwall Phil. Haven't been able to find a Tinsmith yet - do you know of any?

Hi Chris sorry only know of a chap that could do it near me in lincolnshire. Maybe someone on the forum will know of one more local .
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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 08:04:30 PM »
I am not far away and have a selection of hammers from a 14 lb sledge hammer down to a toffee hammer  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 12:10:45 PM »
I am not far away and have a selection of hammers from a 14 lb sledge hammer down to a toffee hammer  :D :D :D :D :D

Well I guess the 14lb sledge would flatten it out pretty nicely Mervin!

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 12:13:20 PM »
Looks like I'm probably going to have to buy a new one then. Can anyone recommend a good supplier? Don't suppose NOS is available anywhere?

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 03:47:48 PM »
Why not post it to Phil's man in Lincolnshire.   ;)

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 12:23:44 AM »
Contact this guy, Aaron. His Tinman did a great and cheap job on my 2R9 exhausts.

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2018, 09:54:42 AM »
Must be a decent car body panel shop down your way, they should be able to dress it out.

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Re: Dented front mudguard/fender
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 01:37:58 PM »
Thanks everyone. I will contact the guys you have suggested and hopefully get it sorted. Your advice is much appreciated!