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Offline icanfixit

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Sheet metal for the 170
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »
Has anyone purchased from this seller on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221360212939?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D221360212939%26_rdc%3D1

I am looking at getting a left and right rear fender for the 170V Cab A. My fenders have damage from what I think was a rear end collision. Replacing the fenders with these could make straightening out the rear end a little easier. If anyone has purchased from this seller, I would like to know how it went.


Thanks
Chris

Offline Henry Magno

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Re: Sheet metal for the 170
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 10:05:02 AM »
I don't think any two of these cars are the same. Buying reproduction sheet metal is risky, especially for pre-war and at this price. I'd see how far you get with what you have. If you can't do the metal work yourself, you should find someone who can. Having been through both a Cab A and roadster, getting the original pieces to fit is hard enough.
I can already see one problem with the reproductions. The flange at the rear of the fender is not 90, should be more like 45. You have a bigger problem with the rear deck of the body.

Offline icanfixit

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Re: Sheet metal for the 170
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 02:02:10 PM »
Thanks for the info. I was hoping if I had two fenders it would help me find the correct alignment for the center. It is risky buying from another country and not knowing what you will get.

Thanks,

Chris