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I went back to the original apes and the fenders I looked at previously finally went on sale. Instead of fifty bucks, they were less than twenty. They showed up in two days from ordering. I just laid them on for a look and will do some modifying and mounting tomorrow.
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I went to work on mounting the fenders. I chopped 5 inches off the rear to make it a shorty fender. The braces were too long, made for fat bikes, so I bent them into curves, like the old CWC braces. That should work. I wanted the bottom attachment of the rear fender stronger since it's plastic, so I cut out the bottom of the piece I cut off and glued it to the bottom where I left a tab already. Tomorrow I'll drill a hole and clean up the edges. Then I'll need to fab up a couple of brackets, for the rear lower mount and the top front mount. It should all work with no problem.
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The glue didn't work at all, so I went through the scrap box and found a metal brace all ready to go. I just needed to drill the holes in the fender. I just need to cut out a scallop for the chain and put a brace on the front, although it's wedged in tightly. Before and after pics.
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I snagged the gold seat springs for my offroad build, but replaced them with the same springs as the rear shocks.

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