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    Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    Hi

    Just going through my little collection of body work to figure out the best bits to use for my ‘50. I have 4 rigid pan fenders that qualify but I don’t know how to make sure they are real. All have the different sized hinge barrels and all look relatively the same weight. A couple are old siren equipped so may not consider them. Any other identifiers?

    Thanks Craig

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    Original metal was 19 gauge . You can try and measure thickness. But pictures are better so we can see. There’s small differences such as the rolled over hems are pretty crude on repops. We need to see everything to form an opinion plus there’s always that first gut feeling opinion that you get when looking at parts if it’s real or not
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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    I will try and I have posted pics often enough before but then I got a little older and for some reason no matter how much I edit the size I am getting a too large error.

    You would think I could manipulate a pic considering I work for one of the largest imaging companies in the world, lol.

    Will try tonight.

    Craig

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    Quote Originally Posted by dablaze View Post
    I will try and I have posted pics often enough before but then I got a little older and for some reason no matter how much I edit the size I am getting a too large error.

    You would think I could manipulate a pic considering I work for one of the largest imaging companies in the world, lol.

    Will try tonight.

    Craig
    I don't think you can post a pic here from your own files no matter how small the file size. You have to use a host site like Photobucket, Image Shack etc.

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    From a new post click on the icon that looks like a box or window.Go to the picture on your computer.Right click and select send to mail recipient.change it to the smallest one and hit attach . it will be in you mail box . Now right click the picture and rename and save it on you computer so you can find it when try to put it on .

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    The hinge barrel is the easiest way to ID stock rear fenders.
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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    I get the Hinge barrel thing, but all of mine look like the correct hinges and I feel at least one of my fenders is aftermarket due to its "wavy" sides.

    https://imgur.com/a/4r1v2rS

    Imgur is about the most confusing thing I ever tried to join, was I supposed to click on the "Taco" icon? Yeesh!

    A bunch of my fenders are in that link I hope, as I said I used to be able to post pics...maybe I need to go get my mind or memory checked!

    Craig

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    In Imgur, there are notes under each fender with my concerns or rambling bafflements...

    Craig

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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    Some of that stuff you apparently suspect is repop is good as gold OEM. The difference between them is obvious, especially when you look inside; it's pretty obvious repro builders never went to all the trouble of the inside features, like the hinge-joint guides on sides and the "castellated" wire guide. Mostly it's in the finish of the rolled edges and acccuracy. Don't overthink it; it's not VIN numbers.
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    Re: Rear Rigid pan fenders- real McCoy?

    Hey Sarge thanks...even the wavy looking one?

    Craig

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