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    Posted: 08-October-2014 at 4:37PM
Hey guys quick question.

I'm looking for a replacement front fender for my 72 ranchero gt. I found a few cars at ctc auto ranch, and I'm curious about compatibility.

I found a 74 torino, and a 74 ranchero and they both have the front drivers side fender. Even though the grille looks different, are they compatible on the torino? How bout the ranchero?

Also, I was on macs auto parts and they have a fender listed, but they are calling it a skin, but it looks like a whole fender. It also says something about not covering the sail panel. Here's the link
http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_fairlane_torino/full-quarter-panel-skin-right-torino-1972-1976.html?crosssell=Homepage_Featured_Category_Body+Parts++%0D%0A#tabs-container

Is this a whole "fender" as in the exterior part, or are these fenders like newer cars where there's a frame underneath and the skin has to be welded on.

That's a good deal on one since I can't find one in good shape.

Also, what's the sail panel?

Sorry for asking stupid questions, I'm just a bit confused.
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i believe it is 72's only......72 chero, torino, wagon, and gran torino........i have a 72 chero fender in good shape

Edited by Grantorinosport351 - 08-October-2014 at 5:56PM
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No, that will not fit your front fender. That part is for a rear quarter panel of a 1972 through 1976 Torino, it is not a front fender part. I have posted a picture below of the part that you are referring to.
 
Full Quarter Panel, Skin, Right, Torino, 1972-1976


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the sail panel is the part on the inside of the car it's like a headliner "extension" on the "C" pillar
torino and ranchero are the same from the back of the doors forward, but 72's are unique to their style of front bumper/grill 73-76 are 73-76 for fenders and hoods, so to answer your question you need a 72 torino/ranchero fender!

NOS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1972-FORD-TORINO-FRONT-FENDER-LH-/351137748420?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item51c170d5c4&vxp=mtr
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the panel in the link is a rear replacement quarter panel for a gts......i think the sail panel is the panel that goes across above the trunk lid


^^link didnt work for me john^^


Edited by Grantorinosport351 - 08-October-2014 at 5:53PM
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no, the sail panel is on the inside goes between the head liner and the top of the rear seat to the rear window.
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it just worked for me??? (you must have a stupid i-phone!)LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grantorinosport351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-October-2014 at 5:57PM
wth?!?! now it works?? lol im on my mac


almost 900 freaking bucks for a fender?!?!?! good lord


Edited by Grantorinosport351 - 08-October-2014 at 6:01PM
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Lol, see and I thought it looked like a front fender lol.

Thanks for the ebay find btw
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Originally posted by Grantorinosport351 Grantorinosport351 wrote:

wth?!?! now it works?? lol im on my mac

same thing---stupid apple Angry
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yeah, thats an N.O.S. a bit pricey! but i checked another guy that has torino parts both his fenders are needing bodywork, probably not any better than yours. joe's probably got 10 of them!!! WinkLOL
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There is a member who is parting out his 1972 Torino base model. You can click the following link to see his thread and contact him. http://forum.grantorinosport.org/parting-out-or-all-together-72-base_topic12595.html
There are pictures below of his fender.
Fenders, hood and wheel wells photo 20120910_162155_zpse124c214.jpg
Zero rust! photo 20120910_162200_zps97b5e7d3.jpg
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Looks like that's a squire fender as it has holes for the wood trim panels. I can just weld some pieces of steel on the backside and fill in the gap with body filler :-)

Nice find guys thanks a ton!!! Mines banged up good right behind the headlight bezel. Its also causing the hood to not open right
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There is also a 1972 ranchero gt being parted out right now. To see it Click here. There is a picture of this ranchero below.
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To see another fender for sale click here.
 
 
To see another fender for sale click here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grantorinosport351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-October-2014 at 2:05AM
^^^iirc i contacted that guy on that chero and he didnt have much left....i belive i was looking for a fender too'^^^ but idk he might have one
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Isn't a 72 fender specific to because they have the valance panel and the 73-up do not.
So the bottom of the fender is shaped different.

That's how I've always been able to tell the 72 Montego fenders from the 73-up.

I've always considered the sail panel the section that goes from the quarter onto the roof.


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Originally posted by Montego01 Montego01 wrote:

Isn't a 72 fender specific to because they have the valance panel and the 73-up do not.
So the bottom of the fender is shaped different.

That's how I've always been able to tell the 72 Montego fenders from the 73-up.

I've always considered the sail panel the section that goes from the quarter onto the roof.


the 72 Torino fender extension is also different from the 73 so the whole front end of the fender is different
 
yup that's the sail panel both exterior & interior, because it generally looks like a sail
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The first foot of the fender is 1972 specific, after that, it is identical to the 1973-1976.
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