Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Illinois
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I'm with you. I tried and tried several times to get that dang fender out, but the riveted on brake bracket got in the way.
Now, the rest of the story...
I drilled out the left side pop rivets. Installed my fender extender. Drilled the holes for the four plastic push on, push through rivets. They worked well. I also used Gorilla two part epoxy and clamped the fender extender to the fender. So far so good.
I re installed the fender and used machine screws to secure the bracket back on to the fender, and used Lock Tite. OOPS!
Did you know that Lock Tite dissolves and destroys plastic? I didn't!
I had to take the whole thing off. No worries about the brake bracket, that is now hanging loose with nothing to attach it to! I had to make a aluminum bracket backer, form it into the shape of the fender, glue this under the fender with two part epoxy. Then fill in the space in the fender with Gorilla Glue two part epoxy where the fender bracket used to attach to the fender, now filled with epoxy. I waited a day, drilled out the epoxy to make way for the new brake bracket bolts now held on by nylon lock nuts.
Reinstalled the whole she -bang, and now I am back to where I was when initially installing the fender extender.
New lesson learned.
IF someone can actually get the fender out and back in with that bracket installed you are a better man than I. Not saying its not possible, but I sure couldn't do it.
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