AMD Fender Fit

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by Grizzlyman, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Grizzlyman

    Grizzlyman Veteran Member

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    I need a right replacement fender for my 71 and was wondering if the AMD was the best fitting. I have used AMD panels with good result and minimal work to fit them properly but never a fender. Are the AMD good fenders?
    Thanks
     
  2. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    They fit good, but what's wrong with your current fender? I hear AMD is working on a new one, but that was a year ago. I have one on my driver side and the fit is fine, but the gap needs work and the headlight bucket attachment holes all so slightly off making it difficult to fit the bracket
     
  3. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Any news or other opinions on AMD fender fitment ???

    I have my 73 project that doesnt deserve one of my
    NOS or excellent used fenders...

    Dont know if its woth the time and material to have
    body guy weld in lower patch panel (whose???) on
    one of my lessor quality used fenders
    OR buy new AMD fender at $189 retail ......

    AMD web site doesnt show a lower patch panel ???
     
  4. 71 rs BBC

    71 rs BBC Veteran Member

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    I used a right fender and it had some issues. 1: the bolt hole for the firewall bolt behind the hood hinge needed longated. 2: the flange just inside the door jam had to be worked so the door wouldn't hit it when you opened the door. 3: There was a very slight issue at the header panel. Very little hammer dolly. 4: It fit my door jam all the way except about 2" from the windshield. Grew about an 1/8". Headlight bezel fits good. I think that's it. It really wasn't that bad to deal with. I've worked a lot worse.
     
  5. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    NEWS FLASH........AMD does NOT make 2nd Gen Camaro Fenders.
    AMD sells what they call X-Parts front fenders which are a 3rd party
    piece that AMD sells until they get their own done
    ............

    I called "Arron" on the phone he said that fender was same one
    that DynaCorn sells....

    AMD is still working on the delvelopment of its OWN 2nd Gen fender!!!!

    Aaron did say that 2nd Gen Qtr Panel was its OWN and they have had
    few if any complaints

    I need to make a decision if I want to pay body man to weld NEW LOWER PATCH
    section onto my otherwise good 73 Fender...............
    OR deal with issues that above member writes about after buying fender from
    Jegs/Summit for $170 +$50 shipping.......
    This 73' will be a Very Nice Driver....but not Trailer Queen LEGENDS Resto...
    (in which case I have excellent used or NOS)


    I'm still asking advice on lower patch panel as to WHAT brand is best
    thickness, fit etc etc...............
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  6. Scott51

    Scott51 Veteran Member

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    If you're certain the rest of your 73 fender is straight I'd repair that for sure. Just take a really good look at it first especially around all of the lapped/spot welded sections and the hemmed edges at the door end of the fender.

    Unfortunately these rust from the inside out, so what might look like a tiny pin hole or bubble on the outside tends to be hiding a nasty rust sandwich between the inner structure and external skin - which is a real pain to fix
     
  7. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    I'm going to start at the bottom and try to separate
    the back side stiffner from the "fender" (skin)
    Then haave it blasted ............and then
    have body man fit and weld patch panel....

    If and when AMD starts selling their new fenders
    it should change everything in this conversation......
    Buying a GOOD reproduction fender for $200 will
    eliminate HOURS of costly cutting, welding, grinding,
    bondo, etc etc
     
  8. giggity

    giggity Veteran Member

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    I can tell you, i'm in the same boat here. I looked into fenders for my 1970. I heard AMD fenders are good. Then after exhaustive searches everyone says that fixing them is the best option. My fenders are perfect except for the bottoms.

    So I began that journey. I bought patch panels:
    1. They were thinner than factory 1970 fenders. Not sure if this is well known, they were 1 mm too thin according to my sheet metal gauge.
    2. they did not include the bottom cut outs or holes like the factory fender. you would need to cut them out.
    3. they did not include the support bracket in the rear. To my knowledge this isnt sold aftermarket. Ive looked. I had to cut mine out due to rust.
    4. they are not a perfect match on shape.

    This is the first time I've tried this. And I did stitch welds using a MIG with gas, took my time, and I still warped it a little. I dont have a rear brace yet, Im going to have to make one or find a donor fender. Ive looked, cant find any.

    In hind sight, I think I would have just bought repops. I see a lot of people making them work, and they look ok. So far Ive got about 20-30 hours in just this one patch panel. I need to do some more massaging and grinding. But if the end result sucks I may just go with AMD fenders.

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  9. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Chuck,
    Did AMD give you any estimate of the eta for the fenders?
     
  10. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    ^^ I have been hearing about these new fenders for years. I wouldn't hold your breath
     

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