Where is the best place to get sheet metal.

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by 79LTCAMARO, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. 79LTCAMARO

    79LTCAMARO New Member

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    I'm looking at purchasing new sheet metal for my 79 and was want to know where to get the best sheet metal from. Thank You!!
     
  2. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I do not know about the best , as all of the parts need some massaging , however the best price I have found is A2ZVehicleparts , James is a nice guy and will beat anyones price
     
  3. Zig

    Zig Member

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    Just got 2 fenders from Carid.com they are AMD and are pretty nice... Drop shipped for $418.00 including freight
     
  4. Edem_Alive

    Edem_Alive Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've got a whole '81 that I could cut panels out for you. ND isn't far for shipping either. The body is sitting in the garage with glass in it only.
     
  5. NeoNeuro

    NeoNeuro Veteran Member

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    Get factory panels if you can. A lot less headaches. Aftermarket sheet metal always requires massaging to fit. You would even be better off installing patch panels over full replacement with aftermarket parts. I'm not saying that it can't be done. Obviously that isn't true. Many people on here have done it. However, plan on time and patience to get the right fit with aftermarket parts.
     
  6. RUUP4IT

    RUUP4IT Member

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    my car is all factory.
     
  7. 79LTCAMARO

    79LTCAMARO New Member

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    Thanks for the replies I will keep all this in mind!!
     
  8. giggity

    giggity Veteran Member

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    I will say this...Im trying to fix my OEM fenders, I cut out the bottom part of the fender and welded a patch panel on. Ive easily got 30 hours on just one fender. this is my first time to do this, and yes it is a learning journey, BUT I think some aftermarket fenders would be easier at this point than trying to fix the old ones. Will it look ok? Will the patch panels line up? I dont know....but i can tell you that its ganna suck if they dont line up, or there is an issue, because then I will have all that work in the old fenders and then ill have to put in work on the new fenders.

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