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Old 08-03-2011, 09:18 PM
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Putting a 37 back together

I have started to put my 37 Chevy 2 door sedan together that I purchased as a project that was started but not finished. I have purchased fiberglass rear fenders, new steel running boards and have a couple of sets of original front fenders that I hope to make a decent pair from the four. I have run into a problem just trying to mock it up. Nothing seems to fit together at all. The running boards seem too long, the curve of the boards doesn't match the curve of the rear fender, the fender seems too hang to low under the board and so on. Where is the right place to start? Do I start in the front and work to the back or vice versa? Is it normal to have to trim these parts to fit? What's the best way to make the fiberglass fender match the steel board? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:51 AM
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I don't know for sure, but maybe coupe and sedan parts are not easily intrerchangeable? I think someone more knowledgeable will know for certain.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:52 AM
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Have you been to the VCCA chevy purists site. They are very helpful. Especially if you are a restorer
http://vcca.org/forum/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:23 AM
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No I did not try the vcca, I thought that they frowned on street rodders.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:31 PM
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Adopt a don't ask, don't tell piolicy.
They can advise you about the body etc without you tipping your hand. Some are switch hitters. Just depends . Luck.
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