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I've got a question about which fender to use. I'm restoring a
K-code coupe and I have the original DS fender with a date
code stamp of 5 13 3. I've got what I think is another original
fender with a stamp of 5 27 2 on it and a part number of
C5ZZ-16006-A and has red oxide primer on the inside. The strange thing about this fender is that on the inside edge where the bolts under the hood are located there are some
raised areas on the flange between the bolt locations. They
are not on my original fender but I'm not sure which to use. The lower portion behind the front wheels is rusting out but
should I repair it or use the other fender and cut out the date
stamps and trandfer those? I've never seen a fender that has
these V-shaped stamps along that inside edge.
Thanks for the help guys and gals,
Kevin
 
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The V shaped areas are compression dimples which help the fender collapse upon impact. These first showed up starting during 1966 production and oddly enough, you will find original '66 cars with the driver side having the dimples and the passenger side without.

If it was my car, and I knew for a fact that the fenders were original and did not have the dimples, I would only put back what was there originally.

The other fender is a service replacement, not a factory line part. Remember that any part number ending in a "Z" is a service replacement part.
 

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Charles,
Thanks for the reponse. Would you find an original lower
rear of get a repo patch panel? I want my car to be as right
as possible. Are those repo repair panels any good?
Thanks,
Kevin
 
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Take the fender to a bodyman and have them evaluate it, they most likely won't need a complete bottom end unless it is rotted out along the bottom.
 
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