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Old 07-26-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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Dent in Fender - Fix or Replace

A tree branch hit the front right fender on my 2003 EB31. It's an old wound but i want to fix it. There is not a body shop close so thinking might be easier, and less expensive, to replace the fender. I've sourced one in a yard the right color for $75. Looks like R&R shouldn't be too bad in my driveway (as per YouTube anyway). Lookin for ideas about why this might not be a good idea.

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Old 07-26-2019, 03:04 PM   #2
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I had my Van at the Dealer recently soliciting a quote on repairing a very very small dent from a branch that fell on mine as well. Initially it chipped the paint from impact, but since the incident the paint has flaked to the size of a quarter.
Dealer quoted $980 to replace the fender and paint both fender & hood. They explained it was essentially same cost to replace the fender as trying to do any bondo repair - the fender was an easy & quick swap. So replacing sounds easy enough, but I'm just sharing what they told me... I have no hands on experience.
I like your scenario better - Sounds like you got lucky scoring a fender with matching color. Hope it polishes up so it blends well.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:52 PM   #3
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I like your scenario better - Sounds like you got lucky scoring a fender with matching color. Hope it polishes up so it blends well.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the input Two...I guess there are a few advantages to a white van.
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:06 PM   #4
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I say just install the replacement fender as well.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:59 PM   #5
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I did a few months ago, took 2 or so hours and a couple beers.

Replaced fender and vallance under the headlights with junkyard parts
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:05 PM   #6
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Another vote for replacement. A little more work on the passenger side due to the antenna, but still quite easy.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:19 PM   #7
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That's what I'm goona do then... thanks y'all for the input.
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