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WTF is this wrinkle in my fender from???


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Ok, as long as I've had my car (3yrs) it's had this wrinkle in the front wheel arch, (pic 1). I've always assumed that it was in a small fender bender at some point and never thought anything about it because it drove nice and true.

Tonight I was l looking at a similar car on ebay (mine is also a Fjord auto, 2381541, ebay one is 2381959) and I notice the same wrinkle in exactly the same spot.

Does anyone know what this is from?? I think it's too much of a coincidence to not be stock.

Anyone else have a 75 Fjord around those numbers??

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Just basic stamping irregularities, "they all do that"

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My ' 75 (also automatic) is 2382598, Chamonix, and also has the same wrinkles at the same place in the right fender. I guess, as stated above, they all do that. I would speculate that the fender stamping dies were replaced at about that time and did not have exactly the right configuration, resulting in the wrinkles being a result on installation neccesities. My wife's ' 76, Pastellblau, 2391904, has the same thing, but to a slightly lesser degree. On both of our cars the left fronts have a little bit of a wrinkle, but much less that the right fronts. Interesting observation.

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My 71 and 72 do NOT have the wrinkles on either fender although rust on one is another story. To add to the mystery, I have a new old stock right fender that will replace the flat rusty one and the unused replacement fender has similar wrinkles!

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Yup, that's problems in the stamping dies.

Nope, the earlier cars don't have it.

But they have different irregularities...

I wonder how many inner fenders they made

with that set of dies before they got replaced?

This is kind of like dimples, isn't it?


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