2014 chief classic
A buddy of mine back in Charleston, SC did chops of VW bugs, Hudsons, etc, and often lead-filled the body panel seams. He did fantastic work. Also, didn't know that about the indian fenders. I love love love a scalloped fender in general, but felt Polaris could have done a bit better. To your point, though, it'd certainly increase cost. Pity it wasn't available as a premium option or some such.I don't think there has been a one-piece version for the fender made as of yet. Likely due to high cost of manufacture. The challenge with this is it's a three piece fender and the strip is there to hide the seams and spot welds. I hated the look of it from day one, so when I had my Vintage and RM repainted, I had my painter lead-fill the seams and smooth it out. It's an old-school technique. Not many people are still using it these days due to the ease of body fillers. Plus, just doing a body filler would likely crack over time.
It can be welded as well, but that takes a very skilled welder to ensure the right heat is applied to avoid warpage.
It's a facebook post. (I am not sure if this will work correctly, but I have tried to include a link to the poster) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481146015430338/user/100000908070705/?__cft=AZWb7JvVLGGVlEnXWGQxCwm9vAMyHpJbcTmpPBwnODsMCw2hHnfu7_QQEP_3G1xOqOy8LsBWdQ7fAThpIEq1Csree7Iml4h5K1vVtQmJw6s5mzPHDOOzBCTPGxuq0XjltqQEENA7QYQyrpzUOF55-jOB&__tn=%2CdR]-RI tried Googling it and nothing came up, where is that from? Dean