Fenders: Metal vs Fiberglass

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. jonn6464

    jonn6464 1970 Duster

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    I'm thinking about getting some aftermarket fenders. Considering AMD metal or fiberglass from UP22/AAR/Andys/ETC.

    Car is a 1970 Duster.

    Questions...
    1) Is anybody using the AMD metal fenders? Did they install properly? Any issues? Pros & cons?

    2) Anybody running fiberglass fenders? How do you mount headlight assembly? Do they have the mounting holes pre-drilled to mount the fender to the car? Pros & cons?

    Thanks FABO!!
     
  2. silversedan

    silversedan Active Member

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    I'd choose metal if had a choice .
     
  3. j par

    j par Well-hung Member

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    Interested:popcorn:...
     
  4. rumblefish360

    rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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    Fiberglass head light buckets are available.

    AMD isn’t perfect fitting for every car.
     
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    • Demonracer

      Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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      AMD may not be perfect, but the fit a lot better than some of the glass pieces being produced. If you use glass, be prepared for hours & hours of fitment & body work to get them even close. You don't want to know how many hours are in the glass doors, fenders, hood, deck lid & rear bumper on my bracket car.
       
    • lilfontleroy

      lilfontleroy annoyinglilLeroy FABO Gold Member

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      Either way you're going to run into something. Metal bends and dents, FedEx and UPS are rarely careful enough. Fiberglass can break, FedEx and UPS are rarely careful enough, and as mentioned above is a headache to fit. Metal for a DD/street car, fiberglass for a weekend warrior/race car.
       
    • sireland67

      sireland67 Well-Known Member

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      I doubt if you will save much weight with glass fenders, mopar fenders are not that heavy.
      If you are replacing steel fenders with street-weight glass.
       
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