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Old 11-05-2007, 08:45 PM
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Fire damage repair

My next project is repairing the fire damage to my Brother in law's 1989 IROC Camaro. The fire started from some cardboard under the catalytic converter and burned up into the fender well and a little on the interior. Besides the obvious mechanical repair, I need to address the fender. Should I even bother trying to save the fender or just find a replacement? It doesn't seem warped right now but I haven't sanded it off or anything else. If it's not warped could I strip the paint, remove the surface rust, prime, do bodywork, and paint?

I am open to suggestions.

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:55 PM
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Remove all the parts like the mouldings and running board mouldings, mirror, front bumper and all the other things you will need to remove anyway for the repair. Then DA that fender and see what you have. The rust will be an issue you will need to deal with. But if it isn't warped (it probably is a little) this is a pretty straight forward repair.

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