In The Toymaker Shop - Fat Fendered Freaky Ford Roadster

 

Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster Complete Except for the Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster Complete Except for the Wheels and Paint
 

Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster Test Fitting Fenders Before Glue Is Applied
Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster Test Fitting Fenders Before Glue Is Applied


Making a jig for mounting the fenders assures they will be in the same place on all cars, and it is much easier to install them. To get them in place and clamped. The jig openings must be larger than the fenders and allow for some wiggle room. Fenders don't always come out the same size. 

Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster With Fenders Mounted, Glued and Clamped
Handmade Wood Toy Car Roadster With Fenders Mounted, Glued and Clamped

The photo shows the last pair of fenders being installed. I only install one side at a time and let the glue set for at least 20 minutes before removing the clamps and the jig. Gluing and clamping one side at a time, keeps the fenders from moving around. After 20 minutes, the glue will have cured enough to hold them in place.

The little light-duty Harbor Freight trigger clamps are ideal for this type of work. I got this with a coupon for $0.99 each.

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