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Old 05-29-2008, 03:17 AM
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I have been reading in an Australian Ford Forum how a lot of reproduced fenders / sheet metal parts for T-Birds are not up to standard in terms of thickness, fit etc. No-one will quote what is good or bad though.

My baby did not come with fender skirts and I would desparately like to fit them. Has anyone had a successful result, and if so what supplier please? Am I better to wait until a used pair comes on feebay?

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:00 AM
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Keep looking for a used set of skirts. BTW, I don't think anyone has reproduced these skirts yet in metal. I've seen fiberglass ones years back that one had to BOLT on...
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Keep looking for a used set of skirts. BTW, I don't think anyone has reproduced these skirts yet in metal. I've seen fiberglass ones years back that one had to BOLT on...
Yeah I bought a set of those f-glass ones years ago from "Big Jim" in Texas.. didn't fit worth a #$%^.
I threw them in the trunk when I sold the car. Stay clear.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:58 AM
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Some time you will see a set on E-Bay
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Thank you for your advice guys, will keep my eyes open for a used set.

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I have been watching ebay for a set, they seem to go for at least $200.
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You might have to buy two sets to get a pair of real good ones. After that, sell the leftovers. You will need to get new gaskets (rubber) from one of the parts suppliers. Then there is the issue of getting them painted to match your car. You also might check your fender for any repairs that might prevent a good fit. I believe there is a little stud
or two that are supposed to be sticking down. It could be missing.

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Those fender skirt pins can be purchased new from the T-Bird vendors as well....
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Does anyone know if the studs are there regardless of whether the car came from the factory with fender skirts or not??

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Does anyone know if the studs are there regardless of whether the car came from the factory with fender skirts or not??

John
Don't know about that, but the 59 I have didn't have the skirts when I pulled from the field, but the studs/pins are there?
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