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I have an 86 Parisienne and it got hit in the front fender. I'm having it repaired but I'm not sure if an aftermarket replacement at 20 guage thickness is oem. Anyone know the oem thickness as the used fender on Ebay is much more expensive. Thanksforany reply, Bud

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13 hours ago, Bud Sisto said:

I have an 86 Parisienne and it got hit in the front fender. I'm having it repaired but I'm not sure if an aftermarket replacement at 20 guage thickness is oem. Anyone know the oem thickness as the used fender on Ebay is much more expensive. Thanksforany reply, Bud

20 ga. for 86 would be right! Some of the old cars, 30s, 40s were 14 & 16ga & most of the newer ones are 22 & even 24ga, because the have more tin in the alloy. That said the issue is really more about what is the alloy of the aftermarket fender? Which you can’t know! That’s what makes the fender good or bad more so than the gage of steel. 

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