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Topic: Aftermarket sheetmetal
Posted By: 72sport
Subject: Aftermarket sheetmetal
Date Posted: 23-September-2020 at 9:09AM
Were aftermarket sheet-metal ever made for our cars when they were newer.  I have an NOS fender, but I question If it is OEM.  It is red oxide with the part number stenciled in yellow.  It has a 1977 date also stenciled in yellow.  It does not have the service part tag I am used to seeing.

Has anybody ever seen an aftermarket panel from when these cars were newer that may have been for collision repair?  

It’s not for sale I’m just curious if it is OEM.



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Tom
1972 Gran Torino Sport 4Spd
1974 Montego wagon "GT" with GT hood, correct buckets
seats, console, and floor shift
2013 Focus 5 speed- Daily driver



Replies:
Posted By: Yellosn
Date Posted: 23-September-2020 at 9:57AM
got a pic?

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Troy Emerson
Eugene, Oregon
1972 GTS, Q code 4sp


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 24-September-2020 at 3:56PM
It sounds like a Ford made replacement panel to me. I doubt an aftermarket company would go to the trouble to stencil a Ford part number. I am not sure if the aftermarket made any back then. Post a photo.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 24-September-2020 at 4:46PM
yes that would be a factory replacement panel... i've had several from cars i've parted


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Yellosn
Date Posted: 24-September-2020 at 5:57PM
Like this?

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Troy Emerson
Eugene, Oregon
1972 GTS, Q code 4sp


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 24-September-2020 at 6:47PM
yep that's factory replacement parts


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 72sport
Date Posted: 27-September-2020 at 5:17AM
that is what I have 

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Tom
1972 Gran Torino Sport 4Spd
1974 Montego wagon "GT" with GT hood, correct buckets
seats, console, and floor shift
2013 Focus 5 speed- Daily driver


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 28-September-2020 at 4:24AM
My car came with OEM fender and it was black with tag and info on inside. It was the outer skin only and we ended up cutting the rail from another donor fender and welding it together pretty much how the dealerships did it.
    After watching some videos of the process when it comes to making panels, it is no surprise there are few panels available. Machines stamping a part up to five or more makes keeping the dies in good shape much harder. Then add one model year and a new tooling at the factory and the previous process is scrapped. What happened to the old dies? Only the old timers can say with any certainty, well, as best they can recall.
  There was a guy on Facebook who was given 17 NOS full floors for a 72. We were trying to get one to be used as a template so they could be reproduced. These were going to be scrapped. I donremember what happened to them in the end but I suspect he sold all of them to one individual.  


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 28-September-2020 at 2:09PM
     Shocked

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 29-September-2020 at 3:04PM
77-79 NOS service fenders are black, no inner apron, with a toe-tag.
part # is also written on the inside with a paintstick, but i think that was done at the dealer parts area.


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"What we do in full frontal view, is more honest than your cleaned-up mind."
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2005 F-150 STX RCSB 4.6, 3.55 LSD
How the Heck does a REGULAR CAB SHORTBED weigh over 5200 pounds?



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