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AFTERMARKET QT Panel SUCKS

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by bablazer73, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    AFTERMARKET Quarter Panel SUCKS

    put an aftermarket 1/4 on the 89 last weekend, Fit like CRAP!! I now have a kink in the front section just behind the door to fix!! If i got the front lined up, the back wasn't close!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    I wish I could have gotton a GM piece!! They fit so MUCH better!!!!
     
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  2. 75-K5

    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    What brand was it?
     
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    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know. Got it "used" from another member. It was new though. I have this same problem EVERY time I use an aftermarket 1/4. Even with "certafit" crap! I wish that GM didn't stop making them!!
     
  4. sponsoredbydad

    sponsoredbydad Dune Slaying Sand Junkie Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I FEEL YOUR PAIN BROTHER. AND THOSE DAMM FLOOR PANS DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gifMY 69
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    put an aftermarket 1/4 on the 89 last weekend, Fit like CRAP!! I now have a kink in the front section just behind the door to fix!! If i got the front lined up, the back wasn't close!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    I wish I could have gotton a GM piece!! They fit so MUCH better!!!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yep....that's why my buddy doesn't sell them...
    Most of them look fine...until...you bolt the 1/4 to the inner wheel.

    When it comes to 1/4's...
    it's GM all the way... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. bablazer73

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    When it comes to 1/4's...
    it's GM all the way... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    wish they still made them! I tried to find one, but came up MT! I would have GLADY paid the extra cost of shipping if i could have even located one!!
     
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    Last time I checked the quarter panels from GM were over $1k. You really willing to pay that much?
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Really...that sucks... /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
    I need a Driverside 1/4...before I start my k5 project.

    Last summer...
    I found 2 new GM 1/4's at Canfield Swap...
    I bought the passenger side..
    but the driverside was a little beat-up..
    It sounds like I should have bought both 1/4's...for $450!!! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    My local dealer priced 1 for me last year. He could get it for 475.00. I would have paid that for it, just to avoid the hassle. But at the time I decided to repair the 1/4 that was on that truck. So, when I got this truck, I called him to oreder it. He tried, but called me back to say he couldn't get it anymore and couldn't even locate one in the system! I would have paid a couple 100 more, if I needed too. I plan on keeping the 89 for a couple years as a D.D. and kinda wanted to do it right!! But i guess I can't. So if you see any N.O.S. 1/4's, I'de snag them up!!
     
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    Hummm....
    That's basically what my dealer said last winter...$475...
    I wonder if someone bought them up...
    or the availablity of steel...forced GM...to discontinue them... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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