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Interchangabilty of front fender wells between 72 2dr Chevelle and other A body's

My recently acquired 2dr 72 Chevelle has some mangled up plastic front inner fender wells which needs replacing. I know new ones are readily available but am looking first for some 'steel' ones in salvage yards. Does anyone know if other 68-72 'A' body car fender wells are innerchangable. Only thing I have located in local salvage is a 72 Ponti Lemans..don't know if they'll fit.

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Find a friendly wrecking yard that has a Hollanders interchange Manual and it will tell you the specific cars or trucks that use the same fender wells. I have then up to 65 and they list body and mechanical parts interchanges.
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I don't think any inner other than a Chevelle will work.
Buick, Olds & Pontiac all have way different inners and core supports.

I also think you may be limited to 71-72 Chevelle---and maybe just
the 2dr 72.

72 2dr front ends are different than the wagon/elky, but may interchange with the 4 dr sedan.

As similar as the 66 and 67 cars are --the inners are way different and will not interchange unless the whole front clip is changed.

You may have the same issue with the 72
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68-72 Chevelle and Malibu. Wagons and El Caminos are the same but different than the 2 and 4 doors. They can be used if you want to drill some holes for the bolt into the cowl.

This place has metal ones at a decent price, I don't know if you will find them cheaper in a wrecking yard or if they will separate them from a decent fender.

This store is in N.C. Shop around on the net for a place close by, the partsare often metal and are popular to a guy building a Chevelle.
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