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78elk
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Front fender?

Post by 78elk » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:47 pm

On the 78 where top bolt holds the front fender, there is body filler around the plate with the bolt hole. What is filler placed there for? What is the harm in removing it on the bottom?

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Re: Front fender?

Post by 1981Regal » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:09 pm

Believe that is seam sealer to divert rain from getting in the seam and rotting it out/corrosion
1980 Malibu coupe 468/th350

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Re: Front fender?

Post by 78elk » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:19 pm

Thanks. The fenders I purchase won't fit the bottom edge of the top bracket curls in and hits the filler on the bottom of the plate. I'll have to grind the metal on the fender or remove the sealer. Or a little bit of both.

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Re: Front fender?

Post by 78elk » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:53 pm

I'm trying to return these aftermarket fenders due to factory defects. I purchased another set from a different merchant.

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