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Re: Does anyone have glass fenders on their panel?
pan3lman #1342514 Fri Jan 17 2020 01:29 AM
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I had fiberglass fenders on my panel. Drove it for 8 years, no issues.

Re: Does anyone have glass fenders on their panel?
pan3lman #1342588 Fri Jan 17 2020 06:30 PM
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Not a panel but my 3600 has front glass fenders. The second owner bought it from old farmer's family when he died a few years ago and eventhough it was a sub 40k truck that lived in a barn it was a farm work truck and the fenders were pretty beat up. His easy/cheap button was fiberglass. The paint's pretty good and you really can't they're not metal unless you look underneath. I painted the back side flat black and that along with the normal amount of country dust and mud makes it almost impossible to tell they're not originals. And, if ever damaged it's pretty easy to repair and no rust, ever.

For a few months I thought I'd buy original steel and change them out. Now I don't think I would even if someone donated a free set. My truck is a working, every day (as needed) driver so what's the point.

I'd use glass if price was favorable and never look back.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
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Re: Does anyone have glass fenders on their panel?
pan3lman #1345930 Tue Feb 11 2020 10:26 AM
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Glass fenders front and rear. Rears came 2.5" wider to clear bigger tires. Been 17 years and not a speck of rust can be found.

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Re: Does anyone have glass fenders on their panel?
pan3lman #1348508 Mon Mar 02 2020 04:16 AM
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I purchase a set of Fiberglass rear fenders for my 1955 1st series Panel. I`m very happy with the quality and look. The only thing I had to do was after I mounted the fender install the welt. There were small gaps or low spots where the welt was not staying place. The low spots were mark and I used Kitty hair Bondo to fill in these gaps .After several mock ups I was pleased with the fit I painted both fenders.I expected the fenders would need twiking when I received them . And very happy how strong they are. I had it on the panel almost four years. Update I found a NOS left steel fender and installed it and restoring my original right steel fender.
I have no problem with the fiberglass fenders they saved me from not having to wait so long for not driving the panel.
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Re: Does anyone have glass fenders on their panel?
pan3lman #1348593 Mon Mar 02 2020 09:36 PM
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I have seen them on a couple of panel and suburbans , they all looked to fit really nice.


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