Metal Fabrication: Aluminum Motorcycle Fender

Jul. 29, 2019

Metal Fabrication is an imperative skill when pursuing a career in automotive restoration. It is a true form of artisanship. The video showcases Mr. Cliff Styles, an Auto Body Repair instructor, demonstrating how to make an aluminum motorcycle fender. Styles uses multiple tools, like a sandbag and mallet, an English Wheel, a mechanical shrinker/stretcher, and more. Students in the Greenville Tech Auto Body Repair program take a course in metal shaping and fabrication. The students must duplicate the same process as Styles and create their very own motorcycle fender. 

 

 

  • Image: 
  • Image: 
    Image Description: 
    A student using an English Wheel to shape and smooth out the metal.
  • Image: 
  • Image: 
    Image Description: 
    A student rough shaping his fender using a sandbag and mallet.
  • Image: 
    Image Description: 
    Students working together to remove some twist out of their fender.
  • Image: 
    Image Description: 
    A finished aluminum motorcycle fender made from scratch.