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Old 07-15-2004, 07:39 AM
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Front end sheetmetal...DOH!

My internet searches come up empty when I look for sources for body panels, fenders and hood panels for 1930s chev cars. Perhaps my searches aren't entered right but I have tried searching in numerous ways with different wording with no success.
I would really like to find steel fenders and a hood for my car (1934 olds 4-door) and I was told virtually any chev 4-door car parts will work.

Anyone know of good sources for these parts...I'm stumped.

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Old 07-15-2004, 08:14 AM
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I am by no means an Olds specialist, but I seriously doubt Chevy sheetmetal, ANY Chevy sheetmetal will fit your Olds. DO NOT buy any unless you get some REAL clear evidence it will.

As far as your search, post on some forums like Autorestorer (click here) or Rodder.com (click here) or here Oldmobile club of America (click here) . That is usually much better than a search on an item like this.

Use a subject title such as "Looking for 34 Olds fenders, will Chevy's work"? That will get a lot of people interested, there will be someone with an answer to one of the two requests.

All I can say is, I have been working with early GM stuff for many years, it is not easy! You have to REALLY love and want to build these cars badly because it doesn't come easy. It is worth it though, nothing like going to an event with a thousand cars and you have the only car like it.

Here is my brothers ALL Buick 1922 Buick Roadster. You will NEVER see another one. But it took a lot more work than building a Ford. A few of the body panels were made from scratch as NONE were available.


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Old 07-15-2004, 10:14 AM
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LOVE THAT NAILHEAD ROADSTER!!!! Try Hemmings Motor News. They have dealers and adds in the Olds section. I even found parts for my 36 Hudson Terraplane there..
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:45 AM
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Don't leave out your resident metalshaper When parts are no longer available, all that's needed is a decent enough part to produce a pattern, and new parts can be made. I realize it isn't cheap, but what is nowadays?? It's a matter of how bad you want to build your hot rod.

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Having them custom made would be an option if I had the originals.....but alas they never came with the car. I'll look around some more, hopefully a webite will jump out and bite me on the *****.
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Price on custon body panel

Randy would you give a guestimate on your prices or is that asking too complex a question?

Just wondering for sake of doing in myself or letting a pro do the work.

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Old 07-15-2004, 09:21 PM
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Hi Eric,
quoting prices for custom metalshaping is near impossible. Some try it, but most fail, leaving themselves working for nothing, or customers who think they are getting ripped off when the actual bill ends up being higher than their estimate. What most people don't understand is that an estimate is only as estimate, not a guaranteed price. When you walk into a collision repair shop to get an estimate, most shops will go straight to the computer and up pops a Mitchell estimating guide. Mitchell has taken the guess work out of the typical procedures and the insurance companies pay based on this labor quote. If a problem arises, the body shop will take digital images and send to the ins. co. for an "add-on" The owner of the vehicle seldom ever finds out about this and assumes that the price on the estimate is what the body shop makes. Therefore, it has become common for us to think that an estimate is a guaranteed price quote. The fact is, any business owner needs a specific amount of funds per hour to keep the doors open. All businesses seem to differ in what the exact dollar amount is to make a profit, but the bottom line is, we all have to make a living, and guessing prices for an unknown set of circustances is too risky to deal with. It has worked well for me to just be honest wiht people and tell them that I need $60.00 per hour and that I'm fair and honest and if any problems arise that we were not aware of initially, I will take pictures and contact them before proceding.
Don't know if this has answered your question, but hopefully it has helped.

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Definately has helped.

Sounds like a fair deal to me thats what a mechanic will charge per hour.

I work in the fence buisness. One wouldn't think that it is very profitable but it is. Prices probably work out to be the same for every profession.

What gets me is that customers in general don't think about all of the little things that go into running a buisness.

As the old saying goes
"You get what you pay for." Always

And might I ad you definately know what you are doing.

Hope this post wasn't to hard to follow. Its getting late and my thoughts are becoming scattered. Time for bed.

Thanks for the reply

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