I found a guy parting out a Riviera on eBay and got the front fenders off of him. Mine have some bad rust. He sent me some pictures of the fenders before we made the deal, and in the pictures they didn't look that bad. He said there was some bondo on them, but not much............ How many people can say that the front of their car is longer than the bed of their truck? Scraping a little away to see what lies beneath This is not the thickest spot. Antenna goes here. This was someones failed attempt at shaving the antenna off of the fender. Both me and my father worked on one fender due to the abundance of bondo someone applied to it. Using a Rapid Strip wheel, I just blew bondo dust everywhere. Someone must have used an entire 5 gallon bucket on just this fender alone. We decided that it would be easier to scrape out what we could, then hit it with the rapid strip and sand paper to clean it up. You can see how thick they caked it on. What is that? 4 layers of paint and bondo? Got most of the bondo out. The fender is a little beat up. I was going to break out the hammer set, but after looking at the fenders currently on my car, I think I am just going to cut the bottom off of this one and mate it up with the good upper half of my fenders. The front drivers side fender on my car. The fender is straight with no dents, but has rust along the bottom edges. The strap is what is holding the chrome trim in place for now. I may swap this fender out with the blue fender. The drivers side blue fender doesn't appear to be that bad. A closer look at some of the rust on the drivers side. Where the fender meets the door. This isn't so bad from what I can see. I don't want to speak too soon since I haven't taken the trim off of the bottom yet. I may swap this fender out with the blue fender for this side. I'll know more tomorrow when I start stripping down the blue fender. Front passenger side fender. Close up of the rust on the passenger side. Where the fender meets the door on the passenger side. This is where the rust is the worst, and this is why I will be cutting the bottom off of the blue fender and mating the bottom to this fender. Once I strip this fender down a little, I will know how bad it really is. I'm thinking I can cut it right under the body line. Don't want to cut too close to the body line though. I may need to make a patch panel for that rust bubble right under the R. Looking under the plastic trim. More to follow.