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rusted out fenderwells...who sells them and how hard to replace?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88jimmy4x4, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. 88jimmy4x4

    88jimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 88 GMC Jimmy 1/2t and my fenderwells have some rust holes in them right behind the tires near the lower fender and need replacing.

    Where can I get them (online or catalog)?
    If GM , please give part numbers /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    How hard is the install?

    Do I have to remove the outer fender?

    I crawled under and looked and appeared to not be a too dificult job, but I would like yalls opinions. I thought about just cutting some sheet metal and patching the large hole, but I hate to halfstep and would rather replace them.
     
  2. bryguy00b

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    LMC, JC whitney..or junk yards...pretty easy to install...although i had to make new holes as they didnt seem to bolt up in the same spots..but nothing sheet medal screws couldnt take care of..
     
  3. 88jimmy4x4

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    Thanks, I will try JC Whitney. I sent off for an LMC catalog 3 weeks ago and I still havent got it yet /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    yea there a little slow ive noticed lol..they usually go for around 45 bucks or so from them and most other places..i was lucky engouh to find one in a yard that was ACTUALLY RUST FREE.. lol.for 20 bucks
     
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  6. 88jimmy4x4

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    Thats exactly the kinda website I was looking for /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Their stuff is TOP QUALITY. They use a die to make the parts rather than a press brake, and they use the OEM die so it fits.
     
  8. 88jimmy4x4

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    Thanks....the parts are cheap but man they want like $100 shipping /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    does anyone also sell the fender support bracket (triangular shape), cause thats right where the rust is?

    If not I guess I could fab some up somehow.
     
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    Try Year one Restoration. They sell quality parts.
     
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    lol yea i had a rust hole too on the fender well, you know how i fixed it? just a old flexable truck mud flap, the ones thare are 3' X 2' and cut it so it would fit, then just screwed some holes, and sliped the rubber on there, make sure to get lots of coverage, and screw it in, make sure you get maximum hold, use 1 screw every 6-8" fixed my hole. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  11. 88jimmy4x4

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    I might try the patch as an option, but I would rather replace them....it bugs the hell out of me. I have other rust in the usual places but this is a hole big enough to put your fist thru /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    I called around and I might have found some at a junkyard but they are from an 87 truck....will these fit my 1988 GMC Jimmy?
    (sure would like to know before I make the drive)
     
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    LMC had them for like 48 a peice i think..or you could pay 250 a peice for some bling blingin chromed out pimp fenderwells
     
  14. 88jimmy4x4

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    Chrome...hell no LMFAO /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Will fender liners from a 87 truck fit my Jimmy though?
    I hate to pass these up if they do.
     
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    yeah, the bobby style didnt change for fullsize Jimmys and Blazers until 92
     
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    Thanks Im gonna get em then /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I called around and I might have found some at a junkyard but they are from an 87 truck....will these fit my 1988 GMC Jimmy?
    (sure would like to know before I make the drive)



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    Well I got the fenderwells yesterday, cleaned them up and used that spray on bedliner. Much better than the originals with a rust hole you could put your fist thru.
    These came off an 87 truck, they fit perfectly, however the overflow coolant bottle wouldnt fit on the holes so I had to drill some new ones...no biggie /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif



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    thats a damn clean truck u got there!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  19. CHEVY 4WD

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    yea that tuck is REALLY clean
     
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    u gatta get some more pics of that up for us! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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