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Old 07-20-2010, 02:26 PM
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Default Fender don't fit :(

Put a 97 fender on my 95...bottom part isn't matching up...what am I doing wrong...are they not compatible?
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

93-97 are all the same you might need a fender washer or so to line it up
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

I'll post some pics to show you what I mean but there is a crest at the body line that is producing a gap. When you stand at the back of the truck and look down the body line you can see the fender sticking out pretty bad. Almost as if teh fender was to tall and I had to bend it to get it to fit...but thats not the case
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:42 PM
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why are you replacing? the lower area where the bolt goes sounds like it's bent out. try bending it back under the truck.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

The old one was rusted out at the bottom right pretty bad and the guy I bought the new bed off of sold me a practically brand new one for 25 bucks
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:42 PM
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it should fit. i have 97 fenders on the front of my 95. no issues here.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

Here are some pics. There is no give at all when I push on the fender so it "appears" as though it is as far in as it will go...I can't help but think I'm missing something here. NOTE: First truck, first time doing anything with vehicles.


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Old 07-21-2010, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

honestly, sounds like you might have gotten a fender off a 98, which wouldn't fit
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:00 PM
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honestly, sounds like you might have gotten a fender off a 98, which wouldn't fit
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You can put the front clip from an 2010 if ya wanta spend the $$$, the body lines match up perfectly as far as the fenders go, you just have swap out the radiator support when ya do it.

So if he had a 98 fender, it would fit where his needs work, but not around the headlight/maker lite area.

Looks to me from the pics, that its damaged on the bottom (dent)...is the screw hole matchin up? May just need to finess it a lil'....
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

you should just have to bend it in and line the holes up and screw it in
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Fender don't fit :(

yeah, looks like the lower mount is bent. get a big pair of pliars and start pushing it back under the truck.
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