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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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I found the 1966 impala, convertible, Super Sport I owned over 50 years ago. It had been torn down but never restored. I bought a set of quarter panels from Hubbard's Impala that don't have the indention in the wheel well for the moulding. They claim no after market panels have the indention. Does anyone know whether this is correct or not and will the moulding look okay on these panels even without the indention? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 09:29 AM
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I know in general that reproduction parts are not a perfect match. I had a dented hood on my 64 that I replaced with a repro and it gave the shop fits trying to get the trim on the front to fit on the repro because it was not shaped correctly. Finding NOS or good used original stuff is your best bet. Even with the work of refurbishing old parts, it can be less headache than getting some repro stuff to work.

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Hi Frank, welcome to the team!

Can you possibly post a picture of what the original lip difference is compared to the replacement?
The picture might help understand the concern better.

I have a 66 Vert also, and although I didn't replace the whole quarter panel, I had significant rust in the wheel lips and fabricated up some patch panels.
I also put on aftermarket wheel-lip chrome moldings and didn't happen to have any issues nor can anyone see any kind of mis-alignment or poor attachment, or anything like that.

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