[Healeys] Fender Bead Question

John Spaur jmsdarch at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 28 17:13:51 MDT 2017

Ideally you would bend back the metal to cut the existing metal bead so the new metal bead can go beyond the repair panel. Now you have a hinge point that will be a little weaker.


John Spaur

San Jose, CA


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Mike Tobin
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:04 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Fender Bead Question


Hi All,

I've got my patch panels for the lower part of the four wings.  They all have a few inches of the wheel well beading extending beyond the top of the patch. All the usual vendors' pictures show this.  Is this extra that I just cut off?  I would be good, I suppose, to have it replace the equivalent  bit of beading in the original, but I don't see how I could get the old bead out without mucking up the wing.

I went ahead on one dog leg and cut that piece off and the new piece welded on fine.  Should I have done something else?


Thanks Again,

Mike Tobin, Townsend, MT

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