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Old 03-20-2017, 01:18 AM   #371 (permalink)
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Today's purchase. $50 USD for the pair. New ones cost $250.00 each. They're not perfect, but are plenty good enough to make the extensions for my fenders.



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Saving 80% in exchange for more labor time is good salvage-craft. Question: lots of the rust on these panels has straight lines marking the boundary of the rusted zone. Why is that?

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:24 AM   #372 (permalink)
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In Japan Mazdas are available with Mazda engines and Toyota's HSD.
IIRC only the Mazda3 is currently available with a hybrid driveline. But it's quite interesting to spot the differences between the Mazda and Toyota's approaches when it comes to the engine.
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Saving 80% in exchange for more labor time is good salvage-craft. Question: lots of the rust on these panels has straight lines marking the boundary of the rusted zone. Why is that?
The previous owner had made a botched attempt at body work with Bondo and had sanded down parts of the fenders to bare metal without protection afterward. The fenders themselves are pretty solid. It looks like there was an attempt to do some "customizing" that was aborted.

For my purposes, I really only need some 4.5" wide strips out of strategic places in the middle. I feel much better about cutting up $50 fenders than I would have sawing on new ones.

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