Fix or replace fender?

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  1. 80sz

    80sz Veteran Member

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    This is a repo fender . Easier to replace or fix it? I have car apart it would be easy to put on new one . Or pound out dent ? [​IMG]the lower is bent some also
     
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    I would replace. Time and money to fix a re pop never made sense too me.
     
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    The hard part is you have a couple of body lines in that dent. Probably be easier & cheaper to just replace.
     
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    Maybe a dent guy could get that out I have seen a few guys that were really good and got dents out that I thought were impossible. Try some car dealerships ask who they use. They will know who is good and the ones that suck. The fender would have to be on the car though.
     
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    Who is going to do the work, if its you can fix it. There will be a lot of hours with a hammer and dolly and possible heat shrinking. Time is free. If your paying someone replace it it will be cheaper.
     
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    Looks like it will come out without allot of work, remove inner fender to better access. If carefully repaired, you can keep the painting on the fender only

    The extra work with replacing fender is colour match & blending, your into the door and bumper if the paint is not close, thats allot of work in the prep.
     
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    I will be getting cowl hood new and bumper cover and door need paint also. Think New one better choice.
     
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    I bought a new fender. Being it's brand new do I need to cut in the edges before I mount to car? Or can I start putting it back together as long as it fits decent? My last fenders I put on we cut them in but wondering if it was overkill. I was going to under coat the backside and put it on.
     
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    You should trial fit the parts first to make sure all lines up to your satisfaction.

    Then you could jamb and undercoat as you mentioned.
     
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    Thx
     

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