Looking for 68 GS parts..

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Woody68, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Hi all,
    New to the forum and was hoping that someone might help me in my quest to find some parts for my 68 GS that I'm trying to get into shape.... I'm looking for a p/s fender and fender-well....yup, battery killed both and I'm thinking I'm beyond one of those patch kits you can buy that surround the area near the radiator support in the location of the battery tray. If there's a member that could direct me to anyone to help with this request that'd be awesome. TIA and look forward to this forums experience. Woody
     
  2. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    My car needs this repair also, although the fender itself is still ok. I think some of the repair kits might work, depending on how bad the damage is? I think the Cars (oldbuickparts.com) people have both a repair kit and reproduced tray?

    Or if you car has bigger problems like mine, you can just wedge a piece of wood in there...
     
  3. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Haha Max Damage...you would think that Buick would've made 2 to 3 times more RH vs LH wheel well housings because of this notorious problem.. I have the kit from oldbuickparts.com but it think it'll just fall thru the chasm which is my battery tray area currently... was thinking of a ratchet strap and pressure treated 6x6s honestly!
     
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  4. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    Location? I have a 68 69 rt side inner fender. I dont want to ship.
     
  5. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Northern Westchester New York...
     
  6. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    You're quite a way from me. I'm in ne ohio
     
  7. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Ugh....story of this build...
     
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  8. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Maybe some photos of this mess, so we can come up with another plan, or just feel better about our rusty battery areas?

    I have also gone to an absorbed glass matt battery, which has no vents and should stop this from being an ongoing process.
     
  9. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    20200904_172738.jpg 20200904_172738.jpg 20200904_172738.jpg 20200904_172732.jpg here's few from on the road...
     

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  10. AzChevs

    AzChevs Well-Known Member

  11. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    So I suppose I need to ask where this project is going? My car is a driver, so I would love it if it looked good, but don't need it to be "correct". If you don't expect a show car and the repair kit is too small an area, maybe making your own repair panel that fits in there would work? I would try to get as much of that rust off, and use some kind of Phosphoric acid rust treatment first (naval jelly, rust mort, etc.)

    I can't tell if you have removed the core support or that is rusted through as well? Looks like a lot of work. If the repair kit isn't working for you I am interested ;~)
     
  12. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    It's a numbers matching car all the way around... Some douchebags before me painted everything black, must've been a sale, and I'm trying to get it back to a daily driver.. I have to do the trunk pan and alot of the interior... The motor and trans were both rebuilt and ha e virtually no miles on them both... I will keep you in mind if I don't use that fender kit.
     
  13. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

  14. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Ugh, now you made me go look at mine, and your photo no longer makes me feel any better.

    The first Photo is looking down the corner of the battery, and the second photo is looking up from under the car. Note the lovely wood.

    It's too bad that none of the Third parties have made a (bigger) repair pan for this issue. seems like they sell a couple (at least).
    If you had a Nova or a camaro, you can buy the new inner fender...
     

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  15. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    All these eBay listings are either ridiculous in cost or too far rusted or both... too expensive for being able to see daylight thru the fender well that I happen to need...
     
  16. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    I hear that. I am likely to fab something up here and tack weld it in. or fasted it with sheet metal screws. Your strapping idea isn't bad either.
     
  17. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Talk about exploiting the GS's Achilles heal aka rh fender....shame on those ebayers...
     
  18. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    This is the one I have. The one on Ebay for 2500 is from billions and trillions and he thinks his parts are worth billions and trillions
     

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  19. Woody68

    Woody68 Member

    Think I'm gonna keep looking...
     
  20. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Did someone say ‘Billions and Trillions’?!
    Who’s gonna post it?
    Come on-somebody HAS too....


    Patrick
     

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