Here's a Fender Repair made "EZ," or should we say, "Go-Ez," as master sheet metal fabricator Dave Engle works his metal fabricating skills to salvage a 40-yeaar-old fender. Go-Ez Customs of Anaheim, known for their metal fabrications, seemed to be the logical choice for this month's "Resto-Tech." Back when these cars were new, restoration was never thought of as a possibility, due to the prevalence of American steel within the factory builds. These cars were solid as a tank, and if they were involved in an accident you would be able to go to the dealer and buy some replacement parts for it. After a few years of shelf life, these heavy-duty parts ran out, and stores like Cars Inc. popped up as the only suppliers of replacement sheet metal for some of GM's more popular cars. Even though these fenders came with a design flaw, nobody in the aftermarket realm is creating a patch kit for these vehicles. Basically, if you need to repair or restore your vehicle, you need to create it yourself as we do in this month's "Resto-Tech" article. Now, follow along as Dr. Dave from Go-Ez operates and gives new life to a 40-year-old fender. Minus the visible rust, this fender was a good replacement fender, which came off a donor car.Minus the visible rust, this fender was a good replacement fender, which came off a donor This must have been a design flaw, as we see several '70's cars with this same rust pattern.This must have been a design flaw, as we see several '70's cars with this same rust patter The area with the rust was identified, so a game plan on removing it was planned out. Dave used a cut off wheel to remove the external sheet metal that needed to be replaced. The metal was exposed to see the full damage of the fender panel. As you can see, the metal brace was not in bad shape and had only minor rust that needed to be treated.The metal was exposed to see the full damage of the fender panel. As you can see, the meta 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!