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Old 04-20-2018, 08:29 PM
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My 05 SS was sitting for a while and has some bumps and many scratches. Only rust around the wheel well. Donít know if thatís common I was told it was. Anyway I need a few names of places that do good work for good prices on montes
 
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:45 PM
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Can you share where you are located? Otherwise it's hard to give recommendations of places near you.
 
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:02 PM
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Not that Im trying to push people away from this forum, but have you considered posting on a local board or local Facebook page?

I just think the chances that someone happens to be in your city and has had a good amount of body work done is pretty slim. I know there are some chain shops (ie MAACO, etc). But it's hard to predict how well a local store will do based off an experience across the country.


I will say, if youve got rust coming through the wheel wells, id prepare for an expensive bill. How are the strut towers and rockers looking? Depending on the extent of the rust, it could take a good bit of work to make sure its permanently fixed and not just prepped and painted over.
 
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:25 AM
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im in the Detroit area. Iím just trying to make her look nice and Iíve asked plenty of places. Just seeing if anyone here has had a good experience somewhere for a car like mine
 
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Originally Posted by bumpin96monte View Post


I will say, if youve got rust coming through the wheel wells, id prepare for an expensive bill. How are the strut towers and rockers looking? Depending on the extent of the rust, it could take a good bit of work to make sure its permanently fixed and not just prepped and painted over.

Getting two rear fenders out of a junkyard somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line shouldn't be an "expensive bill," and it's the only way to make sure the problem is solved.
 
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:43 AM
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I've had two experiences with GM dealership body work and both did an excellent job.
 
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:20 AM
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The dealership goes back that far? I work for the suburban chain. If I knew that I would have done that
 
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 96z34man View Post
Getting two rear fenders out of a junkyard somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line shouldn't be an "expensive bill," and it's the only way to make sure the problem is solved.
Guess it depends on which wheel wells he's talking about. If it's fronts only, then I agree, there are plenty of cheap options.

I assumed he was talking about the rears. If that's the case, it's expensive no matter how you go about it.

Regardless, if any fenders are rusted through, there's probably a lot more rust damage that may need to be fixed elsewhere in the underbody.
 

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