novaanne wrote:Does anyone know where I can find Metal Kit-style fenders. I really like their look but am afraid fiberglass wont hold up as well as metal.
How are your fiberglass fenders holding up? Do you have them painted or did you leave them plain?
The original Kits were fiberglass with an outside flange, and like was mentioned previously, unless you hook up with a real metal artist you won't find them commercially available...just have plenty deep pockets...I've got 2 pairs of the glass ones and have had really good luck with them...although I don't have star cracks on them yet...it can happen, especially if you do a lot of dirt/gravel road cruising...I would recommend spraying the inside of the fender with something like a Rhino Liner...that will help...star cracking is caused by rocks thrown against the inside of the fender from the tire...check out the hoods on a lot of big rigs...they get them real often...they can't be just painted out...you need to take them out with spot putty and primer, then paint....your other option is to modify a set of older pickup fenders...I just went for the right now, bolt up fender....I think you'll find that they will hold up just fine...my 49 Kit held up till the late 80's when I sold it...Doug