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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Confused Anyone Buy a Right Fender Lately for a '65?

My son had his first fender bender today. It was minor and everyone was OK. (Pulling into a parking space). The right headlight door is trashed and the headlight bucket assembly is ripped at the lower mount for the door. The only good thing other than everybody being alright, is he damaged the ill fitting after market right fender that was on the car when we bought it. The one on the car is marked TK. It's not shaped correctly at the top rear corner and has an awful gap at the rocker.

In keeping with the spirit of staying positive, I am going to seize this opportunity to correct the fender fit that has driven me crazy. In reading the older posts it seems like the build quality comes and goes on all of the replacement fenders including to Ford Tooling ones. Does anyone have a recommendation or warning based on a recent purchase?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 11:19 PM
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Watch craigslist for a used original Ford fender. They do show up occasionally.
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I bought one from NPD two years ago, Took about 30 minutes of bending the flanges here and there, but it fit great.

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If insurance is being used, I'd get them to spring for rust-free used for all 3 pieces. Was the stone deflector damaged as well?

There are some used fenders and a TON of front fender extensions on eBay... make sure you check the extensions well for broken tabs.

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Ajzride, do you know which grade you bought or did you just ask for best fit?
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Bartl, somehow the stone deflector and bumper both seem Ok. I'm going to take the bumper off tomorrow to double check. I have a good used OEM headlight door located locally. All of the used bucket assemblies that I have found are either missing tabs or the upper one is cracked. I have heard the cracks can be fixed with JB Weld. Is this correct? Would I be better off with a repaired tab original or a repop?
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There's still some good originals out there. However, if the repair kit is used ALONG WITH pop rivets then it should be okay. I've used the kit alone and it did not hold.

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Ajzride, do you know which grade you bought or did you just ask for best fit?
I got the "better quality" unit.

You can see my install notes here:

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ml#post4887738


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