A stay / brace was located in a pal's shed and was kindly donated for use. (thanks Mick) , and this has be modified to suit the fender's radius.
The plan is to use the original Goulding fender that was also donated, but had been run over both ways by some inconsiderate farmer.
This was hand beaten back into usable form.
The plan was to fabricate a valance to fit over the fender similar in style to the later Indian valances.
This valance will provide a neat location for our cannonball no (16) and supply room for our sponsors advertising. (We are waiting)
I should stress that this work is well beyond the home restorer, and my pal (Adam) was tasked with this, as he specialises in reproduction fenders for vintage and veteran motorcycles. His work is world class, and it seemed logical to get a professional touch on this as this was well beyond anything i wished to or could achieve.
A valance was hand made to go on the outside of the fender, and this was designed with the Cannonball No in mind as this will be painted directly on the fender.
A valance was also fitted on the inside of the fender, to fill in the gap between the brace.
The end result is a fender that is rock solid, rigid and structurally stronger than they ever were new.