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DrBee 11-03-2011 09:34 PM

I bought fiberglass fenders (2" wider) for my 41 Chevy Coupe. Deep down I probably knew that it had been rear-ended at some point in time, bit I was in denial. Well guess what. The fenders are too long. I'm having to cut a section out of each fender to make them fit.

I don't know a thing about fiberglass, but I will when this is over. :pain:

NEW INTERIORS 11-03-2011 09:39 PM

It isn't as hard as you think.. ;)

Take a look in my journal,, It show me making some fenders from scratch... It might give you some idea's..Good luck..Randy

deadbodyman 11-04-2011 08:17 AM

It a little late now but why not just widen the metal fenders 2" ?

MARTINSR 11-04-2011 10:28 AM

Of course, the body may not be wrong, the fenders could be.


DrBee 11-04-2011 10:42 AM

I think it's a little of both. I know that it was hit from behind before and I was told thefenders would be a tight fit. So a little here and a little there makes for a 2" adjustment.

123pugsy 11-04-2011 10:56 AM

I found this nugget of info on one site:

"**** NOTE: Some customers have experienced installation issues with this fender. We have personally installed these on a customer's car and it is a tight fit. On some cars, modification of the fenders may be required to complete the installation. This can include cutting and re-fiberglassing portions of the mounting flange. Because of the possibility of having to do this rework, these fenders are offered at a 33% discount (regular price ****) but they CANNOT BE RETURNED.

Based on the original part, with two inches added to accomodate wider tires. Measures 57" x 24", and a wheel well of 27"."

When they make the fender wider, will the 2'' not continue to taper forward and back giving it extra length?

deadbodyman 11-05-2011 07:29 AM

Fiberglass aftermarket parts are notorious for a terrible fit.
Even if the car was hit and repaired the car might be fine ...look at how well the deck lid fits and if it has nice even gaps all the way around then examine the fenders for excessive body work....if the old fenders fit well and you really want fiberglass its a save bet they are the problem so start cutting and fitting...when the time comes to start glassing use the stranded mat not the woven type its a lot easier to work with...Lowes or Home depot have about the best deal on resin 35.00 a gal for 3M compared to the body shop supply stores 58.00 a gal...

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