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I searched and could not find this. I would have thought somebody else had the same problem. I would like to repair my front fenders on my '63. Or should I just find some used fenders?
Can somebody please post some pics of what it is supposed to look like and maybe some dimensions? Or does somebody have some fenders that they would cut me this section off of? Both fenders are cut similarly.:(




Thanks for the help,

Dhamen
 

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I have a 1963 chevy II 300 and my front fenders were totally bad. I could have bought a "new" pair, but it would have costed me (bought from USA and brought to finland to my yard - for about) 700EUR!!

So I started to fix them. A repair piece for the lower back portion of the fender costed some 40-50 dollars.

The passenger side fender was so bad, that I had to order a new one. Still waiting for it... but here's some fotos;
http://jiipeeo.kuvat.fi/kuvat/CHEVY+II+1963+-+projekti/FHRA+2012+025.jpg
 

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The patch panel needs to be installed with the fender on the car. You will not need any measurements, align the patch to fit the door, rocker etc before
welding.
 

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The patch panel needs to be installed with the fender on the car. You will not need any measurements, align the patch to fit the door, rocker etc before
welding.
The area pictured is the front of the fender and it was trimmed (badly) for tire clearance
 

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fender should still be on when repairing. It is very easy to get the repair crooked off the car. Align the fender to rocker and door, then you can visually see misalignment in the patch. Sometimes I will use a straight edge to visual look at the curvature. it does not have to be straight to use a straight edge. I would also take measurements from the lip of the patch in to a point on the body or frame.
 

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I have a 1963 chevy II 300 and my front fenders were totally bad. I could have bought a "new" pair, but it would have costed me (bought from USA and brought to finland to my yard - for about) 700EUR!!

So I started to fix them. A repair piece for the lower back portion of the fender costed some 40-50 dollars.

The passenger side fender was so bad, that I had to order a new one. Still waiting for it... but here's some fotos;
http://jiipeeo.kuvat.fi/kuvat/CHEVY+II+1963+-+projekti/FHRA+2012+025.jpg
Nice work on the fender. Good luck with the rest of your project.:)
 

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Nice work on the fender. Good luck with the rest of your project.:)
Thanks!
So I missunderstood - what part You were missing. NOT the rear, but front-lower part of fender? I could have cut a piece of mine for You, but unfortunately, that's just one area on mine that's rusted away too...

After all those cars were made there. I'm sure You can find a scrapyard where to get what You need, even though they are 50yrs old cars..
 
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