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All Kidding aside!

OK enough fooling around! Can anyone tell me whats involved in replacing the right fender on my 86? I found a new one on e-bay, and am debationg if I should put it on and then take it to the body shop ( to save a few bucks), or just have the shop do it!

I'd appreciate any input here! I'm on a tight budget! (yeah wrong car to have on a tight budget... I know.... I know)
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why dont you take the fender to the body shop, have them primer and paint it, then you can install it, I think its only bolted on.
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Well that would make sense, however, I need to have the whole car painted, along with some MINOR dents and dings fixed. I'm in the auto business, and have a few body shop customers who would do me right, provided the job doesn't get tooooo overwhelming.

I was looking at the new fender, and I'm not really sure if the front bumper and lower calance must come off to access the bolts.

Maybe I'm just looking for a way to say "I did it my self"!
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There are several bolts along the top under the hood, one in the front by the headlight, 3 underneath in the back of the fender that run along the front side of the door (by the hinge) cut your wheels to get to those, then there might be one more at the very bottom.
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And a whole bunch of glue/undercoating......sometimes these fenders are a real pita to remove..
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The simple answer is "yes you can remove a front fender yourself and replace it". However, how mechanically inclined are you?
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Did you buy only the outer fender? Don't forget, there is an inner fender also...
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After all the bolts are removed, a couple of minutes with a heat gun will soften up the goo and the fender will pop off easily. Without heating the goo, you will mangle the fender trying to get it off.
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Thanks for the help! I purchased the outter fender only, as the damage is strictly on the surface. As far as how mechaniclly inclined? I owned a FIAT ...... need I say more. (I didn't claim to be smart!) I think once the weather here reached tolerable, I'm gonna give it a shot.

Oh yeah anyone want a dented fender?
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Next guestion... what type of sealer should I use when installing the new fender?
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90 legacy wagon by neccessity ( now dead! thanks Alex!)
02 hyundai by mistake
02 WRX (damn this thins fast!!!) Now it's gone!
2000 Subaru Legacy. (damn this thinns slow!)
92 Corolla (that'll teach ya to total my subaru Alex!) Now dead! (hey kid! ever hear of oil?)
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