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06-09-07 11:01 AM – Post#1182413    

i have a couple of 1970 fender extensions[headlight surrounds]that come in the bed of an apache i bought.how can i tell if they are chevelle or elcamino so i can put them on ebay?

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06-10-07 03:23 AM – Post#1182687    

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There shouldn’t be any difference in the fender extensions. The differences were in the sides of the fenders themselves, the mounting area for the extensions should have been the same.

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06-10-07 07:28 AM – Post#1182776    

    In response to wagonman100

There is a difference….

the El Camino fender extensions look identical to the Chevelle fender extensions… but are proportionally larger by about 10-20%

If you have a set of each, compare them and see which ones are larger… those will be your EC fender extensions.

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06-10-07 12:33 PM – Post#1182946    

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Thanks Jacki, That’s why I said they “should be the same”. Never knew that particular bit of info. Now I know to say they are not the same if someone else asks and be able to explain the difference.

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06-10-07 03:11 PM – Post#1183013    

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thank you.unfortunely i only have the left and right pair,so i can’t compare.

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06-11-07 05:54 AM – Post#1183323    

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There is ABSOLUTELY no difference in a 1970 fender extention comparing El Caminos to Chevelles.

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06-11-07 06:25 AM – Post#1183345    

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they are listed seperately on ebay.

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06-11-07 08:19 AM – Post#1183435    

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1970-72 El Camino and stations wagons share same front sheet metal and only the hood is the same as the Chevelle and Malibu.

Fenders and front extensions are different than Chevelle

fwiw – I had a pair of NOS front ext for 1970 Elky. When I advertised them for sale on ebay years ago, I was flooded with bids and they sold for a lot of money.

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06-11-07 08:44 AM – Post#1183467    

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I know the front fenders are different between the El Camino/wagon and the Chevelle models.

What I do not understand is why the extentions are different. I have a pair in my garage and they are the same as the Chevelle.

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06-12-07 04:56 AM – Post#1184089    

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OK, then why do the 2 pair I have in my workshop look identical except for size?

One pair I had already, and the other I picked up at a swap meet, the guy said they were for a Chevelle.

When I got hem home, they were BIGGER than the Chevelle ones I had, that had come off my car.

????

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06-12-07 11:56 AM – Post#1184390    

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  • Quote:

I have a pair in my garage and they are the same as the Chevelle.


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from parts book

8.131 EXTENSION, Front Fender

70 Chevelle (Sta.,Wgn., El Camino)…3958391 L.H.

70 Chevelle (Sta.,Wgn., El Camino)…3958392 R.H.

70 Chevelle (exc. Sta.Wgn.,El Camino, Monte Carlo)…3962327 L.H.

70 Chevelle (exc. Sta.Wgn.,El Camino, Monte Carlo)…3962328 R.H.

The Chevelle fenders bulge out more than Sta-Wgn and Elky. I don’t have any size info, look for any part numbers cast into the back of the parts for a match to those above. I believe they are made of pot metal, not pressed steel.

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06-12-07 07:40 PM – Post#1184728    

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OPG has two part numbers. one for Chevelle and one for Elco’s. Must be a difference.

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06-13-07 03:38 AM – Post#1184841    

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THe extentions are stamped steel – not cast.

I am going to chalk this one up to “another GM oddity”.

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I would love to get my hands on one of each so I can physically see the difference.

I just had the fenders off my Elky and the extentions sure look like Chevelle units to me both dimensionally and physically.

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06-13-07 12:46 PM – Post#1185180    

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Do you have 70 assembly manual? Look at section PUC 11-13, sheet A4. Its shows the different part numbers

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Thanks Mike… I will check that one out…. how to tell the difference between a elcamino and chevelle fender extension - Chevy Message Forum

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+61404532026:24 AM – Post#1185571    

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PUC was supposed to be UPC, someone switched my keys

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06-29-07 07:10 AM – Post#1197198    

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There is, and will probably continue to be, controversy about 70-72 Chevelle/Elky-wagon front fender extensions (headlight frame).

THEY ARE DIFFERENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALSO, the 71-72 FRONT parking light chrome frames are also different between 2-4drs and Elky-wagons.

HERE IS WHY, YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY SEE WHEN I EXPLAIN.

FIRST, look down the side of a 68-69 Chevelle-wagon-Elky, the full length of the side of the car is straight.

Now, go look down the side of any 2-4dr 70-72 Chevelle. The 2-4dr 70-72 Chevelles got a BIG bulge added to the rear quarter panels and the front fenders—————— —-THE 70-72 ELKYs-WAGONS DID NOT, REPEAT, DID NOT GET THESE BULGES ADDED————–THEY RETAINED THE SAME STRAIGHT CONTOUR DOWN THE SIDES AS THE 68-69 MODELS!!!!!!!!! Thus, the 70-72 Elkys and wagons have a TOTALLY different contour at the front of the front fender————WHICH CONTINUES ALONG TO THE FENDER EXTENSION, AND THIS DIFFERENT CONTOUR ALSO AFFECTS THE 71-72 PARKING LIGHT CHROME FRAMES!!!!!!!!

THEREFORE, +61404532026dr FRONT FENDERS/EXTENSIONS ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE FRONT FENDERS/EXTENSIONS OF THE ELKYS/WAGONS! I’m done.

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07-23-07 10:47 PM – Post#1215289    

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Yes and the peak of the fender also appears to continue down the front of the extension on the 1970 a bit more than the Chevelle which is a bit blunted on the edge. They are definitely different.

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08-11-07 06:04 PM – Post#1229136    

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I just learned something new today………why Chevy pulled a ‘Ford’ (Ford is well known for not believing in parts interchangeability) between the same year Chevelle car (2 and 4 door) and SW/Elky models on the front fenders is beyond me

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08-12-07 06:26 AM – Post#1229358    

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The fenders are different because the El Camino and SW kept the same basic body from the ’68 model body change. I can understand that. The fender bulges in the passenger cars didn’t match the quarters and doors. What I don’t understand is that they could have designed the fenders for the car with the bulges and the wagons and Elkys without and made it so they used the same extension but they didn’t. That’s a lot of expense for a part that is barely different when they had total control over the design.

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