Welcome to the E-M-F Fenders Restoration Page

So you want to how the restoration of the Fenders for my E-M-F Automobile is going? Well, you have found the right page.

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 4:35 PM

Passenger side of car Passenger side rear fender as found
Look at the fenders on the car when I pulled it out of the barn. Click on the picture to see the full size. Here is the passenger side rear fender as found in KY. I told you it was rough. Click on the picture to see the full size.
The fenders on this car are REALLY bad. They are rusted, bent, cracked and dented as much as any I have seen. The front fenders have so much missing that I was worried I would not have enough left to be able to figure out what they were even suppose to look like.

The Rear Fenders are equally as bad, but I think that there is enough left to be able to piece them back together. I actually have two extra sets of fenders from a 5-Passenger touring that I can use to help repair my rear fenders.

The rear fenders for the 1912 E-M-F's appear to be different between all the body styles. The Demi Tonneau that I have has beads in the fenders that run parallel to each other starting at the running board and extending all the way up the fender to the back where they come together. They 5-Passenger Touring fenders are different from these in that the inner bead (toward the body) follows the contour of the body. The 1912 Roadsters are different from both of these in that the angle of the fender from the running board up and over the wheel is not as sharp, giving it more of a "racy" look.

If anyone has a set of rear fenders for a 1912 E-M-F Demi tonneau that they would like to trade for two sets of rear fenders for a 5-Passenger Touring, or would just like to sell outright, please contact me! If I have to, I will cannibalize the 5-Passenger rear fenders to fix my Demi Tonneau fenders.

The Splash Aprons are rough, but have enough left for patterns. I think I can make new splash aprons myself.

The good news in all this fender talk is that I found a set of original Front Fenders and bought them. They are not perfect, but they should not need much work. You can see in the pictures the passenger side fender I bought, and the original passenger side front fender off of my car. Can you understand why I wanted to buy these fenders? I figure they will save me MONTHS of work in the restoration.

I will probably not be doing much with these fenders for some time to come, but I wanted to get this page started since I had the pictures taken. I'll post more when there is more to post.
Picture of top of fenders
New fenders and original fenders. Can you tell the difference? Click on the picture to see the full size.
Picture of bottom of fenders
Bottom side of the new and original fenders. Click on the picture to see the full size.

Sunday, November 4, 2001 11:38 AM

Inside of rear drivers side fender Outside of rear drivers side fender
Here is the inside of the rear drivers side fender. Note that you can see original black paint where the fender was against the body. Click on the picture to see the full size. Here is the outside of the read drivers side fender. I think I can restore this one. The passenger side is a different story. Click on the picture to see the full size.
I was able to get the rear fenders off of the chassis this weekend. The bad thing is that the rear fender brackets for the demi tonneau also serve as the rear spring hanger u-bolds and bars. I had an extra set of u-bold from the Nebraska parts car that I put on the hold the rear springs on. These fenders will be sitting for a while. I do not plan to do anything with them until I have the body rebuilt and locate some wheels. I do plan to remount them after sandblasting them to that I can make sure they are nice and straight before finishing them. I will probably even do a lot of the body work with them attached to the chassis.

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