Is rear fender a part of a body?

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Is rear fender a part of a body?

Post by Michael7 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:54 pm

Is rear fender a part of a car body? Mine is damaged between rear door and wheel. So I can not just replace the whole fender like in front, right?

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:24 pm

Correct, the rear quarter is part of the body shell. It would have to be cut off and a replacement welded on. That is called the "dog leg" here, because of it's shape, and old school references.

Finding a decent one in the JY, and cutting/welding it to your car, or having something fabbed up and welded on is about the only way to fix it if it is beyond what hammering and filler can do.
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Post by Michael7 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:12 pm

Thank you. So I'll try to straighten it and re-paint.

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Post by BigDaddy » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:15 am

I wonder why that design decision was made. Almost every Neon I've seen 'round these parts has them rear panels rusted.

Shame, as swappin' 'em out would be easy if they'd've just been seperate from the body.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:20 am

it's not a neon thing, it's a car thing. Good luck finding a car where the rear quarters aren't part of the body structure. i can't think of any.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:25 am

This is why they rust.
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What lies beneath...
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And the spongy brainlike material that holds all the moisture against the metal.
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