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I just got the new Mustangs Unlimited catalog in the mail today, and I am looking at putting new fenders on my 66 daily driver, steel repros are 150 a piece, and 'glass ones are only 50 bucks more a piece, what do you guys think about putting these on my daily driver? I am going to replace the existing fenders anyway... I am also going to put on the GT 350 hood and R model front valance, engine will be a TT 351 with EFI, and I drive it every day, all year, even in snow...

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Personally I do not like glass on a daily driver. It comes with its own unique problems. You might go ahead with the hood and valence or visual effects, but leave the body panels metal.

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It's not on a daily driver, but I've got the entire frontend of my fastback is fiberglass. The fenders, shelby R valance, and spoiler is one piece. And soon, a fiberglass hood that I can cut a huge hole for the scoop. Fiberglass does have it's problems. I've seen paint on a glass valance/spoiler that has spider webbed, because it flexed and the paint didn't. But me....I wanted the light weight of the glass--e.t.'s are everything. =^)

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I've got glass fenders, they're ok but if you look at them just perfect at the right angle you can see a little waviness in the glass.

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The mustang fenders aren't that heavy to start with so I'd stay with metal. The hood is another matter. The steel is a heavy mutha. If you lighten up the front end a lot you may have to re-rate your front spings.



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Well. here's my take on things:

*The $150 is obviously for repro fenders, which I have heard nothing but bad things about. Basically, they fit like crap.

*Fiberglass fenders will need some fitting too, but it might be easier to fit them over repro steel fenders that aren't any good.

*If you get hit, fiberglass fenders will probably not be as repairable (but same is true for steel if they're smashed right).

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I once had a set of fiberglass fenders. I never ened up using them because of the fit, plus a lot of other reasons. Just imagine trying to work on the engine without putting any pressure on the fender, a pain in the butt!

Also, the steel fender really isn't that heavy anyways, the weight savigs would be mininal. I should mention I did go with fiberglass lower valence and rockguard. I've been happy with those, but the paint sure has taken a beating from rocks. I think a steel valence would have been better in hindsight.

Glad it doesn't snow in Phoenix, I couldn't imagine my car in the snow as I can't even get traction in the rain :)

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