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So I guess my question is that because I have no rear fenders at all for my '51, am I better off spending the extra money on these vs. the fiberglass ones that I've been saving for? I've had no experience with fiberglass body parts before but had conceded that was the direction I was going to go.

Before there was no option but now I'm thinking maybe I should keep saving up for these...
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So I guess my question is that because I have no rear fenders at all for my '51, am I better off spending the extra money on these vs. the fiberglass ones that I've been saving for? I've had no experience with fiberglass body parts before but had conceded that was the direction I was going to go.

Before there was no option but now I'm thinking maybe I should keep saving up for these...
I'd rather have steel.
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new fenders

A buddy of mine is restoring a 52 and just bought a pair from springfield, They are very nice and what surprised me was they are primed in gray primer. He wound up getting a complete bed kit whithout the wood. he figured the cost to fix the old bed and fenders vs the new. Hands down the new prevailed. About half the price he was quoted to fix the old.
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Before I started repairing my 48 fenders I checked with several venders as to when the 48-49 fenders would be available and the range was from 6 months to a year. I would really like to have the 48 on the road by summer so I just jumped in and started repairing. Seeing that I am retired an my labor rate is worth about a nickel an hour it's cost effective, If I had to pay someone to do the repair I would wait for the new fenders. I thought about fiberglass fenders and it is a very cost effective way of finishing the truck but I went into this project saying that I wanted a real steel truck, if you ever owned a kit car it would have more meaning. I just didn't want anybody coming up and asking "is it real"
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Hmmmm.. I went with fiberglass fenders at $265 ea. They don't rust & are very thick - easy to adjust the body gaps on install. Our '50 already has an Explorer rear end, Mustang II IFS, 351W & an AOD - It's far from original.

I think if you are building a show truck or all original go with steel. If you are just building a nice cruiser to enjoy ....

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Hmmmm.. I went with fiberglass fenders at $265 ea. They don't rust & are very thick - easy to adjust the body gaps on install. Our '50 already has an Explorer rear end, Mustang II IFS, 351W & an AOD - It's far from original.

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Ben, Let me reword my last post. Their is nothing wrong with fiberglass fenders, it is the most cost effective way to go. I just wanted an all steel truck, it was important to nobody but me.
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It's all a personal preference. I've seen truck with glass parts and couldn't tell until I got up close and could see the edge. I just like steel for a stock, if I would build a modified truck I think I'd go with glass.
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I've seen these and picked them up at the Moultrie Ga. swap meet. I found them to be well made and comparable to originals, 1300 for the pair.
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