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Old 11-01-2018, 03:15 PM   #1
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Wheel arch repair panel

Does anyone know where I can get a wheel arch repair panel that fits correctly?

Not sure where the first panel came from but the flat vertical part of the panel doesn't match the existing flat part. The replacement panel is a full 1/8" larger than the original. The second panel just came FedEx and is much worse. The part is from Rockauto, Goodmark brand and it doesn't have the concave bead edge at the bottom.

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Wheel arch repair panel

The first panel is Key Parts brand 38-7270 and looks like it came from LMC. It doesn't match up to the full rocker patch that I fought with for 2 weeks. The second one made by Goodmark is crap at best.
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Re: Wheel arch repair panel

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I think that is about all of your choices for that panel.

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Old 11-02-2018, 07:22 AM   #4
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Re: Wheel arch repair panel

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Pretty sure everyone is saying none of the aftermarket works off the shelf. Let me know what area you need and I will look on a few of my parts rigs to see if I can help

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Re: Wheel arch repair panel

Thanks for the replies Leon and Richard. I got a nice long email from GMC Paul's explaining how to make them fit. Looks like I can piece the arch together using the leftover piece.

The Goodmark brand patch panel is absolute crap. Lightweight steel and no concave bead along the edge. The Key panel is much better but it has to be put on as a complete piece. My problem was that I didn't want to replace the entire arch.

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Thanks for the replies Leon and Richard. I got a nice long email from GMC Paul's explaining how to make them fit. Looks like I can piece the arch together using the leftover piece.

The Goodmark brand patch panel is absolute crap. Lightweight steel and no concave bead along the edge. The Key panel is much better but it has to be put on as a complete piece. My problem was that I didn't want to replace the entire arch.

Thanks again

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No problem Paul, let us know how it goes.

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