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Author Topic: looking for a set of flat topped fenders...  (Read 2920 times)
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da-choppa
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« on: December 30, 2010, 02:49:44 PM »

like the ones as seen on, say, a Cat 10 for instance.

wish to add a set similair to this style to my Oliver HG42. (see attached pic)

If I cant find, I suppose I can custom make, but would prefer to find something I can retro-fit to work

decent shape, not perfect, is prefered.

what cha got?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 09:32:31 PM »

Hey I like the looks of those. I'd be inclined to make my own as I don't think those are very common. You might try posting in the classifieds.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 09:58:14 PM »

Do you have any closeup views of these fenders?  I've been thinking I'd like to make some that are larger than those on my OC3-42.  I think I'd also like a horizontal surface to rest my feet on instead of the front fender supports.  My fenders are pretty crumpled and are in need of replacement, anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 11:56:23 AM »

sorry, thats about All I have.. look at any Caterpillar 10 photos. or look at other crawleres.

For instance, look around this site... has many photos, some of the Cat 2 ton, some HOLT's, some have fenders....ere is

http://www.2tontractor.net/photos/photos03

here is a link to another cat site:

http://www.antiquecaterpillar.org/

thinking about it, I suppose if I can modify, weld, machine, etc I shouldnt even be asking to buy a set of fenders, but go aheand and make myself!  Geeezz.. whats wrong with me   Smiley

BTW.. the reason I want to install a set of flat tops is for a location for my battery and newly custom made battery box.

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 02:06:34 PM »

Most of the larger streamlined Cletracs have flat fenders.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 03:55:02 PM »

Dave, I like the look of the flat-topped fenders as well.  I've even considered fabricating some out of diamond plate steel, but I've gotten away from that because it makes the machine look a little too industrial, in my opinion.  Shouldn't be that difficult to make your own, and if you have access to a small bending brake, or some sort of fab. machine all the better.  They'll probably need to be of a heavy enough gauge to make them sturdy, and that might be the only roadblock for home fabbing.  Find the steel, and I would think that any fabrication shop could put the bend in.  Shouldn't be that expensive!??  Good luck, Derek.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 12:58:55 AM »

Have you looked on eBay?

There are a pair of Oliver OC3 Dozer Fenders up for sale.  They look a little rough but might be easier than starting from scratch.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Oliver-OC3-Dozer-Fenders-Left-and-Right-/200560732195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb259e823

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