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This is a discussion on fenders pulling out at bottom within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; will be under the car this weekend the front fenders on the bottom by the doors is pulling out i ...

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    fenders pulling out at bottom

    will be under the car this weekend
    the front fenders on the bottom by the doors is pulling out
    i have a effects kit and it needs to be fixed
    its not the 10 mm bolt
    whats the fix ??????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedrvr View Post
    will be under the car this weekend
    the front fenders on the bottom by the doors is pulling out
    i have a effects kit and it needs to be fixed
    its not the 10 mm bolt
    whats the fix ??????????
    What do you mean pulling out? Pics?

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    its the bottom rolled edge starting to stick out and pulling my body kit out
    Last edited by lovedrvr; 03-03-2009 at 11:12 AM.

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    Hm. Didn't get the picture. I need to see it to undderstand what you mean.

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    Fender in front of the door jam is bulged out, probably from improper use of a swing lift or jack... look under the car where the fender bolts in, is it bent out? Mine was, I just took a rubber mallet and a wedge of wood, and softly hammered her back. Hope this explanation is clear.

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    no not from a jack its both sides i can push it back it just springs back out

    its just the bottom edge from the body kit down

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedrvr View Post
    no not from a jack its both sides i can push it back it just springs back out

    its just the bottom edge from the body kit down
    Take off the plasti guard and there's some tabs connecting the fender, see what those are doing.

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    This guy had a similar if not the same problem...

    front fender pushed out-ward

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    check it out this weekend while im doing the b&m supercooler and rad flush

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    Check all the bolts 1st.They sometimes loosen over time. It is a GM and fit and finish was never their strong point. If they are loose take them out and use some thread locker on them.
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    I noticed the bolt flange under mine this weekend were tweaked. This weekend I'll have to try and straighten it out to pull my finder back in a bit also. Good thread.

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    Unfortunately the bolt flange and fender on my passenger side are completely broken apart.... and have been since I got the car, just didn't notice it for a long time. It kind of flaps a bit, so I've got to find a way to rig that shiz up.... Duct tape ftw j forward slash k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Unfortunately the bolt flange and fender on my passenger side are completely broken apart.... and have been since I got the car, just didn't notice it for a long time. It kind of flaps a bit, so I've got to find a way to rig that shiz up.... Duct tape ftw j forward slash k
    Well if you want it to stay and stop flapping I have a suggestion. I use this on many different things. Go to a auto paint store(real one not Napa or something generic) PPG or Dupont usually has it. The have a caulking gun with SEM 2 part cartridges that you can use to glue it toghter so to speak. It's like a 2part epoxy. You can get it a rigid or semi which works on metal, fiberglass, or plastic. They make one that starts to bond in less than a min. I've used it to glue blacks on when shaving handles after my welder died. It will hold anything. Might have a little trouble if you ever have to take the fender back off. or use it to glue a piece of steel to it and drill out new holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedrvr View Post
    will be under the car this weekend
    the front fenders on the bottom by the doors is pulling out
    i have a effects kit and it needs to be fixed
    its not the 10 mm bolt
    whats the fix ??????????
    You might try taking it to a body shop and have new tabs tacked on. That mostly happens when you take it to get inspected or shop work. The guys there sometimes dont know how to put f-bodies on a lift. They sometimes think it's like a front wheel drive and put the lift feet directly on the fender flanges. Which of course bends the sh#t out of them. The same thing happed to mine except I saw the idiot do it and I came unglued on him before he broke them or folded them over. Glue is an option but I would'nt want mine fixed that way. It probably wont be to bad price wise to have new ones tacked on. Or if you got a welder try doing it yourself but only if you're good!
    PS. Not to be a d#ck but it looks like your hood needs aligned too. Could be the photo but like the guy said earlier GM was never good at fit & finish. Sometimes that happens from slamming the hood too hard too.
    Last edited by Smittro; 03-03-2009 at 05:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Well if you want it to stay and stop flapping I have a suggestion. I use this on many different things. Go to a auto paint store(real one not Napa or something generic) PPG or Dupont usually has it. The have a caulking gun with SEM 2 part cartridges that you can use to glue it toghter so to speak. It's like a 2part epoxy. You can get it a rigid or semi which works on metal, fiberglass, or plastic. They make one that starts to bond in less than a min. I've used it to glue blacks on when shaving handles after my welder died. It will hold anything. Might have a little trouble if you ever have to take the fender back off. or use it to glue a piece of steel to it and drill out new holes.
    Thanks for the tips I would hope I won't ever have to take the fender off, but you never know. I need to get under there again to see what all exactly happened to it, and come up with a solution. Or post pics and get help with one.

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    mine was actually broken off where it bolts down. I had to use an epoxy and glue it back together.

    ill show pics as soon as photobucket comes back from maintenance

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    your not being a dick smittro,good eyes

    i just picked up the car about 2 mos ago
    the hood is in allignment,its the nose piece thats out,it has plastic push tabs and i guess the left is worn out ,its driving me crazy and will get fixed also this weekend.

    i am still looking at hoods and will have the body kit molded in when she gets her new paint

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    pics!


    before:




    after some epoxy:



    (it rained the day i took this pic, that's why it's dripping wet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedrvr View Post
    your not being a dick smittro,good eyes

    i just picked up the car about 2 mos ago
    the hood is in allignment,its the nose piece thats out,it has plastic push tabs and i guess the left is worn out ,its driving me crazy and will get fixed also this weekend.

    i am still looking at hoods and will have the body kit molded in when she gets her new paint
    Sometimes that happens when the front is rammed into the ground. The other ouner may have hit something. Or some dummy hit it hard when it was parked. Sometimes folks forget that the front is out there and run them aground. It's luckly an easy fix now that it has an owner that obviously cares about it.

    PS. It does seem like some kind of impact on the passenger side if the fender is popped out too. I'd pull the under fairing off and look up inside to make sure there not more damage that you cant see. Just a thought.
    Last edited by Smittro; 03-04-2009 at 03:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppn View Post
    pics!


    before:

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    after some epoxy:

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    (it rained the day i took this pic, that's why it's dripping wet)
    Oh I see what you're talking about now. Hopefully that holds. If not you could try to heat fuse it back together. Just a thought.

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