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Mudguard Mountings
Topic Started: Nov 27 2012, 07:30 PM (1,204 Views)
gtmdriver
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Does anyone have any photos of how they have mounted their front and/or rear mudguards on to the car.

I have loads of Fugitive pictures but none of them show the mudguard mountings with any clarity.
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JonT
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Now that would be useful indeed...particularly if it happens to be photos of how to attach them to the hubs/uprights instead of the chassis!
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gtmdriver
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That's what I'm hoping to do too, front and rear.
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Paul
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Hello,

Just spotted this thread - are you still after photos?

If so I'll try and get a couple of shots of mine while I'm off this week, all been a bit manic the last few months.

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JonT
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Yes please! Not sure about the topic starter, but I've still not got to mounting them yet...photos would certainly help drive the creativity :)
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Dot
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Sorry lads had problems attaching pics pm me and will e-mail pic's if wanted.
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Paul
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Apologies all, been an odd month meaning I'd didn't get roudn to this.

Anyway for those not already sorted here's a few photos of the front mudguard mounts on my Fug.

Essentially 2 tubes running under the mudguard with brackets at the hub end of things sandwiched into the steering joints.

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P.s once some other stuff is out of the way I hope to look to moving the forum to better software where it'll be a lot easier to add photos!

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Fuglededumm
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Yep it's an ancient post, but the youngest car on here is in it's 30s!

Anyway, this is how I made my Front mudguard mounts :

Replace 2 x aft backplate bolts with 55mm M10's
Add 2 x M10 Nuts as spacers
Drilled 6mm x 25mm flat plate
Box is 20mm x 3mm
Guard plates are 3mm x 25mm vice bent to fit, sitting on 6mm neoprene

To finish the guard plate will be bent over the box and welded to both cap and add strength

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Welded and painted.

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gtmdriver
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In the end this is what I made.

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I didn't want bolts through the wing so I bonded and glassed in stainless steel brackets.

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The mudguards stays bolt under the top ball joint.

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Fuglededumm
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Looks nice! Like the bonded in brackets.

What stops it pivoting if it's just on the one bolt? I tried bolting to the top ball joint but it fouled on full lock.

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gtmdriver
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The underside of the VW upright has a step machined on it where it has been spot faced for the ball joint nut. The straight edge of the mounting bracket butts against this step preventing it rotating.
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