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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have heard through various sources who claim to be experts, have said that reproduction fenders are not worth the price. They tell me that they are a pain in the a.. and that they do not fit, meaning you have to stretch, tweak, cut and so forth.. any info would be helpfull. This is my first try at restoring a 68 camaro! Thanks

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 07:10 PM
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I bought a repro drivers side fend. for my '67. We had to tweak the top corner up where the fender meets the door. And the gap is now larger between the front of the door and fender than it used to be.
If the money is there, go with a G.M. piece.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 08:49 PM
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I will pound out used fenders any day than try to fit them things on again. IMO don't even touch them.

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I had that very same situation described by Whitey in both front repro fenders, but in my case the price were going to be three times more becuse of shipping .I agree, if you have the money use new original metal pieces or good used ones.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 01, 01:04 PM
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I bought both sides which were repo front fenders. The drivers side fit like original with no work but the passenger side took some work and still sticks out about an 1/8 of an inch more than the door. I had to go with the repo because time and money were a factor but if I had the time I would try to fix before replacing any part.


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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by whitey:
I bought a repro drivers side fend. for my '67. We had to tweak the top corner up where the fender meets the door. And the gap is now larger between the front of the door and fender than it used to be.
If the money is there, go with a G.M. piece.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Thank You all for the info, I will be useing the original fenders even though they do need some work. Thanks again

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 01, 04:31 PM
 
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on my first 67 I bought two repo's because of account ,
on account of I didnt have the money for GM's they fit good all except the top of the door just under the windshield the gap is off in that area , I never tryed to bend them or strech them they looked ok but not as good as GM .

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