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    1937 Chevy Pickup fender and grill needed...

     



    Hey Gents,
    My buddy has a 37 Chevy Pickup that was in a fender bender. It pretty much destroyed the right front fender and grille. If anyone has these or knows where to find them please let me know.
    We're going to try to straighten the fender but a better one would be a whole lot easier. The grill is toast though, so definitely need one of those...
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    Thanks so much for any help!!
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    Checkout https://www.vintagepickuptruck.com good list of vintage truck parts suppliers.

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    There is a place in KS. that has so many old cars and trucks if they don't have what your looking for I would be surprised. Nobody Else's Auto 620-786-4428 Great Bend KS. Good luck
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    Thanks for the suggestions, fellas!!! We found a good fender a couple of weeks ago. Now looking for headlight stands and a few other odds & ends. Will check out these places...thanks again!
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    Hey gents,
    So I'm helping my buddy work on this 37 Chevy pickup fender. We've been learning lots about metal bumping, etc but there's one spot we can't get to respond. There was previous damage in this area that required adding a little bit of metal to the lip to correct the curve of the wheel opening. This lump was there even before I did that. We've used a slapper on a dolly to raise the low spots, then a shrinking disc with cold water many times to try to shrink the lump but it only goes so far down. Also tried repeated small taps over a donut dolly, which helped some. The only thing we haven't tried is heating it to red hot with a torch and squelching it with cold water. Do you think that might work? It has a small crease on the backside of the lump that is probably holding it. I've even thought of slicing into the lump at the crease to relieve it, then hammer down and reweld it. Hoping some of you Metal Masters can offer some suggestions...Thanks!!!
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    Looks like a bump caused the fender to decrease in length and push out at the wheel opening?? Do you see any evidence of such a thing? If it is, Some modified vise grips come in handy to put it on the rack, so to speak...


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    I think if it was indeed body damage pushing together, the forces are too great to overcome pushing the fender back out by simply shrinking the bulge, as that would be a secondary effect, so last to come out. I'd suggest pull the fender apart with some slight tension and then try to remove the bulge with hammer and small shot bag only, no heat. Start at wheel opening crease as that likely was the first to pop up. Then work your way inward. If needed, pull more tension. But if I'm reading it right (and please correct me if not) then shrinking a bulge does not fix the primary cause, the ends pushed together...
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    So reading more of your post, was there welding at the wheel opening before you welded there to attempt fixing? It's also possible (now that I look at pictures again) that someone repaired the lip and the weld shrunk it as it cooled, leaving the bulge. If this is more likely the issue, I think that area needs to be cut out, hoping the bulge in the panel goes away, and then cut/form a new patch. Does this lip use wired edge?
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