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Old 6th December 2009
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Default Curved fender struts hard to work with

Guys ,I need some suggestions/pics on how to work with the curved fender struts on a 1993 sporty! I have cut the bottom out of a "05" 4.5 gal.tank and rewelded it to fit the back bone on the rigid ( and moved the bung & vent tube) Fabbed-up a springer seat pan and an alum. cover plate to hide the electricts under the seat. Chopped and slamed front fender , got 3 degree rake cups on order as well as sparto tail light. So now i want to chop the fender but those dam curved struts are holding me back . Welding & filling holes on the steel fender is not a problem, but working with the alum. struts would be a problem . I'm wondering if struts off of a later model might be modified to work? Thanks in advance for your input.
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having the same issue as you, I think i may just use the ones I have as a template and machine steel straight ones.
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having the same issue as you, I think i may just use the ones I have as a template and machine steel straight ones.
I think that is what I would do. Seems that in the long run it would be much more simple and easier.
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