[Healeys] RH fender mounting

Alan Schultz alan at andysnet.net
Fri Dec 21 08:13:39 MST 2007

That may have been me. While assembling my BJ8 five years ago, it became 
apparent that those fasteners were going to be a real pain. I welded a 
short length of steel strap to the bolts and inserted them in the fender 
flange. May have taped them in place (don't recall). Once the fender was 
in place I carefully installed washers and nuts. I did not have to try 
to hold the bolt with a wrench since the strap prevented it from turning 
while tightening the nuts. Worked like a charm and it is completely 
hidden. Would I do it again? Absolutely! There are a multitude of 
knuckle busting, nearly impossible, swear word producing  tasks and this 
was was one of them.
Have fun, ya hear,
Al Schultz
linwood rose wrote:
> Sometime in the last five years I recall reading a suggestion to deal  
> with the
> difficulty of accessing that awkward third bolt on the right hand  
> fender. As I
> recall, the person offered that if you place the fender nut on the  
> shroud rather
> than the fender at that location, you can put that bolt in from the  
> fender side
> rather than having to reach around the cooling hose on the engine side.

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