Re: [Chrysler300] accident damage
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Re: [Chrysler300] accident damage

How much are the fenders going for ? Just wondering ? 

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On Sep 28, 2015, at 10:05 PM, RICK AND DEBBIE CLAPHAM rixpac@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I also have a 300G and took me 3 years to find a left front fender. I will check and see if the right front is still there. Funny I have a very straight 1960 new Yorker front end/clip sitting in my back yard with no visible rust.

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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 20:01:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] accident damage

Hi Gary and group, 
So far the people representing Grundy (my insurance, even though the card from my glovebox calls out Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company) have been very nice on the phone.  They haven't scheduled a visit by an adjuster yet.  I've also heard from the other guy's private insurance, as well as the insurance agent from Enterprise Rental Cars.
DVAP said they had a fender, but then called back later in the day to make me aware that the one they thought was very good had some rust around the headlight bucket, so they recommended that I keep looking elsewhere instead of trying to talk me into it.  They did say if I came up empty they would sell it at a discount due to the rust that would have to be repaired.
They're sending me a picture of it and another fender to check out.
I think Jeff at JC has what I need, so I'll probably go that route, but DVAP responded first to the parts inquiry.  I might also check back with Don Petty dBa Benrich as I've know Don a long time and he once sold a NYer fender to me for very short money.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Keith Boonstra <kboonstra.zeegroup@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi John,

You may already be settled on your fender source, but I thought I'd chirp in here. I know a number of us have gotten parts from DVAP over the years, and I think the consensus has been that they are normally not fun or reliable to deal with. They seem to take on a bit of a surly attitude with a lot of us, and they're pricey too - which may not matter in your case because of the insurance coverage.

Somewhere in the Phoenix environs you will also find Hidden Valley Auto Parts, and those guys are a completely opposite story. Reasonable pricing and very personalized service - at least in my experiences with them. I bought a complete floor (among other things) from Hidden Valley for my '57 300C (actually a '58 Dodge 4-door floor - same thing), and they even got on the phone with my body shop guys to ask them exactly how to cut it out in the most desired way. Presuming these folks are still around, I know you'd really like working with them if they have what you need.

Make sure your insurance company treats you right, John. It's their job to make you very happy when the job is done.

How about posting the result when you're all done with the repair. Tell us who you have insurance with and how well they treated your claim. We'd all love to hear how you come out. For most of us, we just keep paying some pretty serious premiums and we have no idea what will happen when the tables are turned and we are at the mercy of our insurer.

Good luck!

Keith Boonstra
Holland, MI


On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:14 PM, John Nowosacki jsnowosacki@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks for all the help/suggestions.  It appears DVAP has a 61 NYer fender with no rust Arizona sheetmetal.  Just have to plug the holes for trim at the body shop.
Interestingly, when I told him to look for either 61 or 62 NYer fender (long wheel base), he came back and said his books list the 61 and 62 NYer fenders as not interchangeable.  I would have sworn they were the same.  Am I missing something, or is his info not right?
I had a 62 NYer station wagon and a 61 NYer 8 door limo, and would have sworn they had the same nose/fenders.  In fact, I believe the 62 NYer wagon was actually made up of three cars by Chrysler that year:  A 61 NYer nose, 62 4-door hdtp dog house, and 61 Plymouth station wagon rear quarters (just different tail lights bolted on)?

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Gary Nelson <gnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
John, try one of these yards.
602 943-6957 winter 
Easy Jack & Sons, Jack  785 238-7541. Large parts yard. Kansas
Gene Hauf, 405 372-1585, Mopar yard, Oklahoma
Big M Automotive,  John
Neil Freman's Auto
138 Kountz Road
Whitehall, MT.  59759
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 3:25 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] accident damage

On the way home from a Sunday afternoon cruise-in, a person decided to take a left turn across traffic right in front of me.  I almost missed him.  No one was hurt, but my G convertible now needs a right front fender, including the headlight bezel, turn signal bezel, and lens.  Probably a front bumper, too, but I have a spare one of those.  I might even have bezels to use (driver quality in need of rechroming), but I sure don't have a 61 Chrysler long wheel base front fender, and I definitely need one of those.  Anyone having a nice rust free, dent free example or a suggestion  of where to look please let me know so I can pass along the info to the insurance company/body shop.


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