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OEM vs. Aftermarket replacement fenders

This is a discussion on OEM vs. Aftermarket replacement fenders within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Who here has experience with replacing a front fender on an LT1 car? Which would you go with, an OEM ...

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    OEM vs. Aftermarket replacement fenders

    Who here has experience with replacing a front fender on an LT1 car? Which would you go with, an OEM Replacement fender (quoted $283 at the dealer) or an aftermarket fender? Does "you get what you pay for" hold true with these pieces? Thanks in advance.

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    I replaced a core support and right fender on my buddys Car that were not OEM. Not LT, LS. the peices seemed to fit fine for the most part. If it is considerably less than yea..... or if your money is tight... do it.

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    I would think you should have decent luck looking at the online junk yards and places like that and would save a fortune and still end up with OEM stuff.

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    so used fenders aren't all that bad, even though they've been fitted to a different car for such a long time? Are these plastic/rubber pieces like fiberglass and sag/take a set after time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I would think you should have decent luck looking at the online junk yards and places like that and would save a fortune and still end up with OEM stuff.
    i know a great junk yard in PA ...they do f bodies vettes and gto only....they have an ebay store...you might even score some painted in your color

    FPARTSSalvage.com specializes in LS1 and LT1 drivetrains. We offer used parts exclusively for 1994 to 1996 Chevrolet IMPALA SS, 1968 to 2005 Corvette and 1993 to 2002 Camaro and Firebird. Now offering 04-05 GTO Parts too! Be sure to check out our great NEW parts selection for CORVETTE!

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