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UPDATE 2/12/2012 NOS fiberglass front fender available.


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#51 Lachlan

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

Got mine last friday. $80 for the fenders and $75 greyhound package express from Pennsylvania to Albuquerque. Came packed in a bike box. No damage.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:44 PM

They look great!!! Heck I should sell my new steel pair and get a pair of these?

I told George that I was going to hold until I get sorted out and moved. I just have too much crap! But I guess I better get my pair while I can!

Are you happy with the quality?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

They look great!!! Heck I should sell my new steel pair and get a pair of these?

I told George that I was going to hold until I get sorted out and moved. I just have too much crap! But I guess I better get my pair while I can!

Are you happy with the quality?

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They look good so far, but I'll withhold full judgment until I see how well they line up. No complaints so far, though.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

Keep us posted!!! I think George is fair and honest!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

Very interested how they fit up. Looks like you might have to drill few small holes :popcorn:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

yeah let us know, would be nice to have a spare set...or use these to help drop the weight a bit :)

#57 O.C.D.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

Alas, a set surfaces to the board.

Might have to save up for a set. Please throw em on and take pics!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

Emailed you Todd and the email provided form the seller by you.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

YES... PICS after you set on car!!!! I guess I have to get a pair and store. I need a bigger storage!:D

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

I bit the bullet and ordered a pair. I had to use the windshield gasket money for them but you gotta do what you gotta do. I will post some pics when they arrive and try to remove my rusty metal fenders to test fit.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Keep us posted!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:41 AM

You spent the WHAT???? money on crispy fenders ????
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

You spent the WHAT???? money on crispy fenders ????
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Had to, I am a bad person.:Flame:

I cannot mount any turn signals until I have new fenders as mine are shot. I am sure I will be needing a windshield gasket soon too. It never stops.

Oh and to verify, George (guy with these fenders) is a top notch guy. He called me today and let me know he received my $ and will be shipping tomorrow. Very nice to deal with and has a ton of info on finishing fiberglass.

So maybe next Monday I will have a package for me?!:popcorn:

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

That last box he shipped those fenders in was a bike box. If its over 28 inches tall they tack on $50 through ups. So when I shipped a bike it was 29 pounds and $79 to ship it. I cut the box down to 28 inches tall and it was $35. That might save you guys on shipping.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:28 AM

Ok, I thought I would show you guys another set of these fenders. I got the call a couple hours ago and decided I should go get these.

First, the box. I have to say George did a great job of packing these.
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Here is the right fender.
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Here is the left fender.
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Both together.
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Rough hanging on the Brat.
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Now without flash.
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So, what do I think? Well, I am on the fence to be honest. Are they worth the money for the rarity of the part, yes. Should they be in better condition?...

The driver side has a lot of cracks and most noticeable is the signal area.
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Passenger side door opening is cracked as well.
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Most noticeable is the bubbling all over each one?!
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What is this and is it common in fiberglass? I assume I can sand this down but I am not sure as of yet.

Am I happy, yes. I am kind of sad that they are in such bad shape but they are very old. Aside from the bubbles and cracks they are kind of gouged and scratched. But I am a perfectionist and everything annoys me. I will get over it though and make them work. I truly hope that my new signal assemblies fit correctly and that these are not warped. So far no warping.

I am very thankful for being led to them and the fact George has them. He is a wonderful guy and I cannot praise his conduct enough.

Jon

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

Would personally expect them to at least not be cracked but if I really needed a set I wouldn't complain too much...not like you can go to autozone and order a set. Us beggars can't really be too picky right? And fiberglass for me at least is much easier to repair than thin sheet metal.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Can always add more fiber and resin. Any idea on the bubbles!?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

OK guys....remember that these fenders are REALLY old. I recently bought steel fenders, (NEW/NOS) that had small bits of damage and will require some time. We have to almost expect that some repairs will be needed. With that said, we are lucky to even find body parts! Please don't allow small issues to taint your decision to buy these. The seller is a great guy to work with and is not trying to pull off anything on us. The price is right too!!

George sent me this:

Since these fenders were manufactured over 14 years ago and have not been sealed, primered or painted, the gelcoat will react to normal atmosphere ultraviolet light and may cause the thin layer of gelcoat to distort, (bubble). The information I want to convey is that they may need small touch-ups.

Fiberglas Evercoat Gelcoat is a product that would be helpful in the refinishing of these fenders. I also suggest that you use a U.S. Chemical Product called Duraglas to repair any cracks from the outside of the fender, or Fiberglas Evercoat Resin with Hardener to repair any cracks from the inner side of the fender. These products are available from any automotive paint/body supplier in your area.

> Please contactl me, (see post # 1), if you have any further questions....I really want you to be satisfied with the fenders.


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hope I wasn't coming across as ungrateful Todd. I am most certainly happy with them just wanted to point out what mine looked like. As they are old I understand their condition. Don't want to deter anyone from getting these as it is pretty much our only option for the gen 1 guys.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

After exchanging several emails with George I sent him a check. He cashed it, but I have recieved no further communication from him. Also, his number and emails don't work any more. Pretty suspicious.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:42 AM

Gosh, I talked to him just recently.... Confirm your contact info:

email....oldcars5@verizon.net (George)
412-973-2979
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

Ah. Now the numbers work. I left a message so I'm sure I will hear from him soon. Thanks.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

Just spoke to George. Nice guy. He was having a disagreement with comcast so his numbers and email weren't working for a while. So no worries.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

Finally got around to test fitting:
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Finally got around to test fitting:
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I so want to see these, but looks like the links to the pics aren't working...




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