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2/27/14 3:27pm - Original Message: 'Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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BLACKSBURG, VA - USA

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1973 CONVERTIBLE 454 auto dark blue 5 years; 73 convertible 454 4-spd black 1 yr

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My 73 bb convertible has the lip broken off the inside driver side fender where the hood prop is attached. There is about 6" missing. How do I fix this? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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2/27/14 10:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Without seeing the damage, I would say that it could be built up with fiberglass to make the repair. Either that, or graft in a piece from another(donor) car. Approve

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2/27/14 11:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Take a picture and provided it. If it needs a donner part I may have a line on one.

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3/4/14 11:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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1973 CONVERTIBLE 454 auto dark blue 5 years; 73 convertible 454 4-spd black 1 yr

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How do I post pictures?
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3/5/14 12:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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P/M sent....Wink

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3/7/14 9:21am - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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 Here's a couple of pics of the area in question. Warning...these pics are LIFE-SIZED! LOL

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3/6/14 10:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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 Now that I have seen the pics...I don't think the fender is broken, or has been cut out....it's like that from the factory. The hood support does not bolt to the fender lip there anyway....the support bolts to the inner fender panel, below the lip on the upper fender. There is also a metal plate/support riveted under neath there to provide support for the hood prop/support.  I've try to get some pics of mine later, if I have a chance....
Does your car not have a support at all? I don't see one in any of the pics. Ermm


Not my car, but I did find this pic stored on my 'puter. The fender is modified to allow clearance for the hood hinges, and the hood support, in that area. The support bolts to the lower/inner fender panel.




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3/7/14 12:51am - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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1973 CONVERTIBLE 454 auto dark blue 5 years; 73 convertible 454 4-spd black 1 yr

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On 73's the hood bracket bolts on to end of the lip. It did not come from the factory that way and neither any of my other 6 73's. The bracket is not there because it was attached to the fiber glass lip that broke off. One of my other 73's has the lip broken off also. It seems that stupid people try to close the hood without lifting and releasing the hood bracket. I am sure other C3 people have seen or had this situation and I need to know how it gets restored.
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3/8/14 8:04am - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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Here is a picture of mine. Hope it helps

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3/8/14 10:32am - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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Thanks Brian. Thumbs Up

So there is a portion of the fender lip missing. In the pics it appears that it was cut...not broken. At any rate, the best way to correct it would be to build it up with 'glass, or get a section of a fender from another car and graft it on. Might take a little finesse to make it look right, but it can be done. Big smile

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3/8/14 11:56am - Reply: 'Re: Broken edge inside fender drivers side'
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could you use a piece of L or angle metal glued in place or what ever would adhere to fiberglass,then fiberglass over it? it would give it better support.

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