Where to buy OEM fender

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  1. Metrodps

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    OK I am doing a restore on my truck and the left (Drivers side ) fender has rust on outside of upper wheel well and at bottom by door a small pin hole. I do not have air tools or a compressor any more. What someone would charge to sand and fix it I believe is almost what another will cost.

    I know I can buy cheap CAPA for $89.00 (dealer cost) but would rather have an OEM I know the OEM are heavier than the CAPA (Taiwan) ones as I have one that was on a four head light clip I bought. But one was rusted to crap and the left was dented.

    Now if I was going to trim it there would be no problem. But to pay someone to fix an aftermarket when I can buy new ready to prime and paint makes no sense. I need to find a NOS ($499.00) ochie or some where to buy a used one.

    I want rust free. Suggestions?
     
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    OH yea here is what the aftermarket looks like that is damaged. I was so happy to be getting the front header, lights, grille and harness for $175.00 I didn't care about the rest to be honest. The bumper and Hood was perfect and my hood had a ding in center line.
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    The lower edge with the fender on its nose standing

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    The inside of the lower edge.

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    Looking down the side

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    A full side view of fender
     
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    Did you check with GM? No clue if they are still selling them, but they might be.
     
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    a NOS ($499.00) ochie
     
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    Ahh, so "ochie" means "not willing to pay that much", correct? :)

    I suspect shipping is a killer on something that size, probably tons rust free in the Southwest.
     
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    Do you know anyone who actualy got a part off there. I am still getting spam from them when I was looking for my rear seat. They send you an email saying check our web site or call (insert name and a number). When you call they are like nope.... :(

    Would putting the used one on eBay starting at a $1.00 local pick up be fair?
     
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    Don't expect to pay less than 400 for OEM... IF you can find em... Chevy Duty had em up to a couple years ago..

    Heck, price out OEM doors... :eek1: :haha:
     
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    I meant www.car-part.com . Yes I have ordered from them and have had no problems.
     

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