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Author Topic: 1969 Shelby Front Fiberglass Fender differences  (Read 870 times)
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« on: July 05, 2017, 04:46:36 PM »

I've seen many early 69 Shelbys with completely flat fender lips where the fender bolts attach, and late 69 fenders with raised ridges on them.

Were there changes mid production for reinforced fiberglass fenders?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 07:39:01 PM »

I just bought #362, with it's original front fenders- they have all of the metal reinforcements (including the lip where the top fender bolts go), and the raised 'dimples' are there. Also have photos of cars in the 600s that are the same way. Not sure whether the raised spots are an early feature (or how early it would have to be to have a flat lip), or maybe the sign of a certain brand of reproduction fender (?). (Although a buddy of mine has a 69 GT500 that was a rebuilt wreck in the 70s, with all glass repro fenders, but they have the dimples as well). Hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 09:36:28 AM »

I have 1969 #983 with original front fenders- they have all the raised 'dimples'. There is also the original fender putty (over an early repaint). I've seen many 69-70 Shelbys
with very thick fender putty (quarter to half inch) applied after a restoration.

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