I took John Z's suggestion.....threw away the staples, and used 16 gauge steel (not stainless). Much easier than using the staples. Used a pin vise with 1/16" drill bit to pre drill the holes, using the inner fender holes as a template. Drilled one set of holes in the center first, wired the first connection, then worked towards the sides drilling one set of holes at a time. More posts under Restoration (July 22, 2011 , A arm dust shields).