Once the metal was bare, I was shocked to see that this one was actually worse than the first fender!
Here's the same area on both fenders:
......which would YOU choose?
I chose the original (black) one, due largely to the better edge, no rod and fewer tears....
However, there were still a lot of issues to address:
I used this dolly to help shape the edge where the previous repairs had been made -
Using the slapping file, I then evened out several larger areas -
The metal file takes off weld faily quickly and allows you to see the highs and lows too.
Here's an example of a low area that can be worked out with the hammer,
then the pick so that little to no filler will be required -
The top-side must have been caved in, then bat back out with a sledge hammer!