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Fender - Fix or Replace? by CavScout
Started on: 03-26-2015 06:07 PM
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Hope I did PIP correctly LOL

Anyways, they say replacing body panels are fairly easy (if you know what you're doing) but if I'm going to have a body shop fix my paint a bit (typical clear coat issues....) should I have the above damaged repaired, or simply buy a used undamaged fender? I know it kind of appears dented above the tire, but it's just a trick of lighting and reflection. Just have the crack and missing piece near the door. Like the door grabbed it? (It does at times...)

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Report this Post03-26-2015 06:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There are plenty of fenders available for cheap. You may even find a red one. Fixing that would probably be more money.
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I'm no expert, but I would say replace. Fenders are pretty easy to come by usually and not all the expensive. That looks like a pretty decent sized crack, and unless it is fixed 100% properly, you will see it again.
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Report this Post03-26-2015 06:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CavScoutSend a Private Message to CavScoutEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Gall757:

There are plenty of fenders available for cheap. You may even find a red one. Fixing that would probably be more money.


That's what I was wondering - no idea the going rate of body work these days LOL thanks.

Anyone fairly close with a medium red one, feel free to PM me with location and cost. (Don't suppose shipping keeps them in the realm of "cheap".)

It's an '87 Sport. Thanks for the info Gall - anyone with a different experience, feel free to chime in.
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Originally posted by zmcdonal:

I'm no expert, but I would say replace. Fenders are pretty easy to come by usually and not all the expensive. That looks like a pretty decent sized crack, and unless it is fixed 100% properly, you will see it again.


That'd be fun... hitting a pothole and hearing bondo popping out LOL
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No Question, REPLACE
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Report this Post03-26-2015 06:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not repairable.
The crack isn't the only problem. There is a sizeable chunk missing where the side molding mounts.
As others have said, front fenders are readily available and relatively cheap.
Fix it properly.

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Originally posted by randye:
There is a sizeable chunk missing where the side molding mounts.


Amazingly, I found the piece of molding behind the seat when I purchased the car LOL

Will find a replacement then. Thanks for the input all
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