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I have acquired a new left fender for my 2009 fortwo/451. I know people have drilled out the hole which was blocked on the left side.
From among those who did it: did you use a template of some kind?
Are there lines to follow on the internal side of the fender?
What size bit? What kind of tool? Did you use a drill motor, a plunge-cut router?

I just returned from six days in the hospital with pneumonia.
After I catch up at work, I'll tackle this job on the next available weekend.

I await your wisdom. Thanks!

PS Has anyone modded things for rear tow holes?
 

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Paul used to own Barnes Machine Service. He made the rear camber eliminator kit. He sold his business and retired as far as I know. I am pretty sure he lives somewhere in Ohio. PM
"Jetfuel" on this site. They are friends and should be able to give you Paul's contact information. Good luck finding what you need.
 

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Thanks very much
Paul used to own Barnes Machine Service. He made the rear camber eliminator kit. He sold his business and retired as far as I know. I am pretty sure he lives somewhere in Ohio. PM
"Jetfuel" on this site. They are friends and should be able to give you Paul's contact information. Good luck finding what you need.
Thanks very much for your help!
 

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...somebody ring?...
...drill a pilot hole...3/8 will do it...26 1/2 inches from the right hole center...and level with right side...the final diameter will be determined by the diameter of the cover plug...
...BarneyO thought he was going to retire but he's as busy now as he was before and resides out in the corn fields of Shelbyville Illinois...

Jetfuel....Cya
 

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...somebody ring?...
...drill a pilot hole...3/8 will do it...26 1/2 inches from the right hole center...and level with right side...the final diameter will be determined by the diameter of the cover plug...
...BarneyO thought he was going to retire but he's as busy now as he was before and resides out in the corn fields of Shelbyville Illinois...

Jetfuel....Cya
Is he the guy with the smart fortwo tractor?
 

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...not that I know off...but. He did built a combine/snow plow with a 350 Chevy engine for the town he lives in....
...he also went nuts and built a Toyota powered smart that just rocks...we called Frankensmart....a true work of love...dedication...and ingenuity that will blow you away...
...check it out whenever you get some time

Jetfuel...not as nuts as he is....
 

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...not that I know off...but. He did built a combine/snow plow with a 350 Chevy engine for the town he lives in....
...he also went nuts and built a Toyota powered smart that just rocks...we called Frankensmart....a true work of love...dedication...and ingenuity that will blow you away...
...check it out whenever you get some time

Jetfuel...not as nuts as he is....
This is not nuts, it's pushing the envelope.
 

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Pick two points on the passenger side that you can easily also use on the drivers side. Measure to the centerline of the exposed hole from each point. Now, with those distances, you can mark the spot on the drivers side where the arcs cross.

a hole saw will be easier to control if you drill a 3/8” hole, and put a 1/4” ID bushing into the hole. Now the 1/4” pilot drill of the hole saw will not dig sideways and screw up the hole. It’ll come out really clean. There are two layers to cut through. Good luck.
 

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I have acquired a new left fender for my 2009 fortwo/451. I know people have drilled out the hole which was blocked on the left side.
From among those who did it: did you use a template of some kind?
Are there lines to follow on the internal side of the fender?
What size bit? What kind of tool? Did you use a drill motor, a plunge-cut router?

I just returned from six days in the hospital with pneumonia.
After I catch up at work, I'll tackle this job on the next available weekend.

I await your wisdom. Thanks!

PS Has anyone modded things for rear tow holes?
I drilled out the left side for the tow hook just measure the same spot as the right side and then use a simple hole drill the same size as the right you can call me with questions 509 969 0805
 

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I drilled out the left side for the tow hook just measure the same spot as the right side and then use a simple hole drill the same size as the right you can call me with questions 509 969 0805
Thanks for your help. When I dig myself out of the snow I will call.
 
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