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Hot Rods Anyone have experience with Brookville steel fenders?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 29, 2015.

  1. ace5043
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 126

    from Florida

    I purchased both front and rear fenders for my 32-5 window a few years back from Brookville original body, Pete. & Jakes chassis & Bob Drake running boards. The front fenders fit pretty well however the rears needed tweaking to fit . All & all I would buy them again.
  2. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,537


    Many years ago I put a set of rear Brookvilles on a repo steel 32 roadster (Not Brookville) and had to modify them at the front of the wheel well area where the fender joins the running board and the body meets the chassis. Essentially a vertical relief cut and some metal work so the fender steps where the body sits on the chassis. Then I had to put a couple of relief cuts into the back where the fender bolts to the body as well to get the shape correct so it matched the lip on the body.
  3. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,039


    With a doctorate.
  4. that is correct, we do make the 32 fenders, we do not make the model A fenders, i have been known to be " long winded" lol, when your self taught to type you just talk with the keyboard
  5. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,104


    I have a friend who sold his "originals' to put all new "29 fenders on his roadster.

    Speaks of total regret every time Brookville name comes up. Finally, I said "No Ron, we were talking about BONNEVILLE". He slowed down.
  6. belair,
    I'll bet your mother is proud of you.
  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,039


    And my daddy. And me.
  8. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    Well boys, when the sh*t hits the fan, I'd rather have a bunch of American steel workers at my back than a bunch of MBA's anytime. Also, remember, ol' Henry didn't build his cars with robotic welders and digital scanners. But thanks Rick, for following the HAMB!
  9. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,513


    Fenders, hahahahahaha, AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Fenders, you guys are funny
  10. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,514


    That sounds like something 3WL would say
  11. Rick, since the consensus seems to be that the front 32s are made somewhat off, is there any movement towards retooling the dyes so that they fit without surgery?
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,368


    I believe he addressed that somewhere mid sentence in his first post. That the dies had in fact been modified to have the front fenders fit better.
    My wife wants fenders on my Model A Vic rather than put it on a 32 Frame as a hiboy as I had originally planned and the cost ends up being about the same for me.
  13. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 6,753


    Just because Larry doesn't USE fenders, it would be foolish to assume he didn't have an opinion about them. :)
  14. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,514


    When you get OEM GM fenders for 2000 up pick up you get the worst fitting fender, door gap and hood gap is way off. But on the good side the aftermarket Keystone Classic fender fits perfect. Who would of thunk . Some of the OEM GM parts are the ones that take the most work to properly install, some times they look like factory seconds. Just be glas that someone has taken a HUGE effort to reproduce them. Yes some times they take a little effort to fit but overall they are great to work with new metal. If t weren't for Brookville you would trying to put fiberglass fenders on your ride..
  15. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,104


    That HUGE effort you refer to, needed just a LITTLE more effort to make them fit perfect...
  16. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,104


    You Might like this observation, or it might get deleted:
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    Who sat in a pretty good class
    And was taught by a pretty good teacher
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    And he did have some trouble with writing
    Since nobody taught him to spell.
    When doing arithmetic problems,
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    5+5 needn’t always add up to be 10;
    A pretty good answer was 9.
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    Was part of a pretty good school,
    And the student was not an exception:
    On the contrary, he was the rule.
    The pretty good school that he went to
    Was there in a pretty good town,
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    He could not tell a verb from a noun.
    The pretty good student in fact was
    Part of a pretty good mob.
    And the first time he knew what he lacked was
    When he looked for a pretty good job.
    It was then, when he sought a position,
    He discovered that life could be tough,
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    Was part of a pretty good state
    Which had pretty good aspirations
    And prayed for a pretty good fate.
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    Pretty proud of the greatness it had,
    Which learned much too late,
    If you want to be great,
    Pretty good is, in fact, pretty bad.
    hotrodtodd1960 and 56don like this.
  17. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,067

    town sedan

    Thank you for posting that verde.
  18. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    Damn kit cars;)....Come on, this was dying for someone to be a smartass:):)
  19. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,141

    dirty old man

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ IGNORE!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Yeah Dave,there is one in every crowd.:rolleyes: HRP
  21. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,618

    scrap metal 48

    I've had a lot of experience with those fenders but don't think it would help you.. I packaged up many of those fenders for shipping when I worked at Brookville after I retired from GM... Good luck with yours...

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