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    Posted: 08-April-2020 at 6:53AM
Does anyone know if the outer half of the rear fender wells on a 72/73 Montego is the same for a 72/73 Gran Torino?
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yes it is the same
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gold73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-April-2020 at 11:57AM
Thanks for the reply Dan. Have you ever harvested these and replaced rusted ones with them before? Didn’t know how big of a pain it is rather than just patching the lips on the rusted ones.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan the ranchero man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-April-2020 at 12:19PM
I have harvested them back in the late 80's (lot of work) but with all the cool battery operated tools the job should be much easier. Spot weld removal tool is a must. Or have the yard cut them out for you. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-April-2020 at 3:00PM
there was some talk of using chevelle tin, how did that pan out?

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Those are blasphemous words.😁
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LOL ease your mind if it's aftermarket it's not really from a chevelleWink

just to be clear are you talking about the outer wheel house or the quarter panel?
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I was talking about the outer wheel housing.
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I been looking for aftermarket wheelhouse from another car that is close. I been told 67-68 Mustang, 71-73 Mustang and even certain year Chevelles will work. But I’m still looking for first hand testimony from someone who found something that works.
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Timberice,
I need to know the answer to this too.  I found a very old link indicating that the 71-73 Mustang outer wheelhouse can be used with the some pie cuts and rewelding. 

Has anyone confirmed this?  This is the last major bodywork task I am facing (LH side).  I found a reasonably decent Torino (1974) RH side to use, but he LH is just not good enough shape.  These a royal pain to replace without removing the whole quarter panel IMO.
 
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