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Went to my friendly neighborhood bodyshop, where they are repairing a 68 coupe. Left front fender badly damaged in accident, replaced with repro, and damaged fender about to be thrown out. I snagged it for welding practice, and it is genuine Ford! Man, the difference between genuine and repro is amazing...the bodyman was applying emblems onto the repro, and it just bends like a sail in the wind. The genuine article is heavy duty metal, rigid, and perfect for my needs: little rust, but quite a bit banged up beyond repair.

Woohoo!

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Whew, you had me worried for there awhile, thought you were down on the beach with those bikini babes. *G* Find any dust shields for 1968 disk brakes down there?

I love it when a plan comes together!

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What you're describing makes me even more happy that all my original sheetmetal prooved reusable after media blasting and the works.

Now, go fix that fender, that should keep you busy for a while.... *LOL*

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If he did score some bikini babes it would be like the poodle chasing the firetruck. If he did catch it, it wouldn't know what to do with it.

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About time..especially at your age...*LOL*

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hehehe you may have some scrap to practice welding on, BUT MY LIFT IS ON ITS WAY!!!!!!!! I'll have X-tremestang up in the air and will be welding on the REAL thing pretty soon - WISH YOU WERE HERE to help put the damn thing up!!!!!

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Arf arf! Grrrrr! Mmmfffmm? Whrmm, whrmm *whimper*

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Geeez.....Anyone who gets all excited about getting a badly damaged fender is REALLY old.....lol

Dang! Just when I got used to being "strange", I became a "newbie", then a "tire-kicker". Now I'm a "beginner"?.....hmmmmmm...where do I start?
 

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The problem around here is that Jason Mountz has snapped up anything resembling blueoval, and there are no classic junkyards within 500 miles. Trying to find a legitimate Mustang used fender is tough. And I'm not gonna pay NOS prices just to practice welding!

Apologies to all for my excitability.

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Im a bit insulted by the" snaped up" comment what I have done over the years is saved over 150 mustangs and 500+ vintage fords from the crusher . I have sold what I could as projects and made the parts available to everyone on the rest .I dont think you have looked very hard as I know of at least 50 mustangs alone in salvage yards with in 50miles.
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Jason: Humble apologies. You are right: I have not looked hard for junkyards, only those in Panama City. I guess it is time to open my horizons out to the Boonies.

I very much appreciate your efforts at saving vehicles from the crushers, and you do provide a valuable service for the enthusiast with parts and cars.

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