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Composite Fenders? WTF??

I was drilling through my bed rail for my new 102" whip when I noticed there was dust flying everywhere. Not metal flake. What's the deal with that?? Are these puppies gonna shatter or split if I smack em on something?
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you sure its not just the paint and clearcoat?
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flareside = fiberglass
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bed rail?


dude, the flareside, splash, or stepside (whatever you want to call it) is a fiberglass composite bed, its not steel
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Yikes, I did not know that.

Well, now I know. Thanks Bob!

Well, being that I've never owned a 'vette nor swapped panels with fiberglass, are they going to shatter or split if I hit em pretty good on something? My neighbor has an early 70's Bronco and he replaced his front fenders with 'glass ones. The one side is completely fubar'd, maybe I should ask him how he did that.

Edit: The bedrail meaning where the top of the fender meets the bed. I have stock bedrail covers on mine.
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yeah, it sucks that there fiberglass, i found that out when i did my body lift
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Wow i did not know that either, what year did they start using them, i have the fiberglass dome hood on my 02' and its super heavy
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Wow i did not know that either, what year did they start using them, i have the fiberglass dome hood on my 02' and its super heavy
all ranger stepsides have fiberglass fenders. starting with the '93 splash's. almost all '95 and newer pickup with a stepside bed has fiberglass bedsides. the only one that dont probably would be a cheby up until at least '99 when they changed the body style.
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yeah, it sucks that there fiberglass, i found that out when i did my body lift
why? no rust....its wonderfull...its acully more ridded/stronger then my fleet side bed on my XLT.... and a hell of alot easier to replace if something happens it unbolts...simple...
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they dont dent , thats a plus but they just shatter..
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they dont dent , thats a plus but they just shatter..
bah they just crack.

unless you roll over


The stock sides are about 500(oem) a pop. Not trying to scare you.
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