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Old October 27th, 2018, 01:02 AM
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Just a question. I had bought my 63 GMC 3/4 ton about a year ago. I had a couple of posts initially, but now I'm retired and can start paying attention/fixing it up. It's funny how quick you can get attached to these trucks! I figured that I better start with the mechanics, stopping leaks, etc. After finding the 6066 GMC Guy and reading about the 305V6........I'm keeping it, plaid valve covers and all. When I am searching for replacement body parts, there is a few major players: Classic Industries, LMC, Brothers, etc. In terms of quality, who would you recommend when it comes to front fenders? Maybe better to look at junk yards? It is much appreciated.
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Old October 27th, 2018, 05:03 PM
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Seems there is no perfect substitute for original front fenders. Good used ones are next to impossible to find. You should have a better chance finding some decent and less rusty ones there in the dry Arizona desert!
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Old October 27th, 2018, 10:50 PM
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I agree. Arizona is the best place for Sheet Metal.

Wish it wasn't about 2500 Miles from me, lol.
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Old October 28th, 2018, 04:28 PM
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I appreciate the advice. Learning a little at a time. I will try to find some out here before buying other parts from a commercial company. Thanks, Dan
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Old October 28th, 2018, 04:33 PM
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BillT - That is quite an assortment of GMC's. My Dad used to have the 1950's GM's, but by the time I arrived he had a 64 Ford F250. I was originally looking for one of the 64s, but stumbled upon the 63 GMC. I figured this was my turn to have a different truck. Did I hit the jackpot! Well, I am very appreciative to have it. It is going to be a journey, but I never see myself getting rid of it.
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Old October 28th, 2018, 04:33 PM
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BillT - That is quite an assortment of GMC's. My Dad used to have the 1950's GM's, but by the time I arrived he had a 64 Ford F250. I was originally looking for one of the 64s, but stumbled upon the 63 GMC. I figured this was my turn to have a different truck. Did I hit the jackpot! Well, I am very appreciative to have it. It is going to be a journey, but I never see myself getting rid of it.
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Old October 28th, 2018, 06:47 PM
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I bought my replacement fenders and patch panels from LMC. I didn't do the work myself, but the shop that did the work said the panels were good.
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