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Alley Oop
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Hi All,

I had a bad case of barn rash occur to my 806 on the left fender.  Its smashed all around the headlights.  As you can imagine, I'm having a hard time finding a decent original.  I'd be happy to pay the going rate for a straight pair or single with original paint.  But until I find an original, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on aftermarket.  I'm looking for one that looks correct and has the correct gauge steel.  Any info is appreciated, thanks 

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1 hour ago, Alley Oop said:

Screenshot_20210603-154527.thumb.png.e3f70eb20dd2a6721db0a4b22faf9e32.pngHeres what I'm dealing with.  Can a body guy really get this straightened out? 

Yes

But at a cost since that will take a lot of hrs.

  Frustrating.  That or keep looking, may take a year to find them.  I guess they are 1st thing to go on a tractor scrapper.  I bought  a toast 656 to get fenders for my 1066.  Scrapped most of rest (massive hydro trans failure).  Sold/gave away a few parts.  With what things go for maybe you can find a donor then just list the donor on a auction site?

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1 hour ago, Alley Oop said:

Screenshot_20210603-154527.thumb.png.e3f70eb20dd2a6721db0a4b22faf9e32.pngHeres what I'm dealing with.  Can a body guy really get this straightened out? 

That's Bent a Plenty,.. Remove what Brackets & Headlights that you can get to and start Pounding,....You will have do some Bondo and Paint filler.

Perhaps the tractor show season will Have a lonesome Fender in the "Make Me An Offer" Pile.

My 2 Cents,  Jim Droscha

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I'm not sure I would spend too much time in trying to make that fender perfect. I like original fenders but that one is gonna take some work. 

I had originals on my 826 and when I painted it I put new ones on it and my 756 from Abilene Machine. The yellow ones. They are the right width and weight I think, maybe slightly heavier than the originals. I think the lights might be further up in the fender which would probably be noticeable if they were mismatched on a tractor. 

A&I fenders have a nice paint ready finish but there's no hiding being .75 of an inch too narrow. 

Abilenes take some sanding to take out primer runs but I think they are a better fender. 

Have had some sets come through the shop that are not as nice as the rest, not sure what was up with them. 

The originals from my 826 went on a 1456 so they aren't around anymore.

Some pictures for comparison, not sure if you can see what you want to see or not.

756

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826 with originals 

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826 with new fenders

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I think I would take and cut the welds holding the light mounting plate/support in place and remove it. That will allow better manipulation if the fender itself. Then weld it back in afterward.  Build a wooden stand to support fender.  Oriented Correct, and then also upside down, so that you have a good flat surface to hammer against. I bet in one hour, that could be made to be 80-90 percent better. 

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Have had some so bad we used the skid loader to bend them back. You can get the shape kinda back in a few minutes so it isn't quite so hideous. Leave it on the tractor to start, they don't move around then. None of the aftermarket fenders are exact to the originals. Just be patient and one will show up.

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13 hours ago, Super A_sepa said:

I'm not sure I would spend too much time in trying to make that fender perfect. I like original fenders but that one is gonna take some work. 

I had originals on my 826 and when I painted it I put new ones on it and my 756 from Abilene Machine. The yellow ones. They are the right width and weight I think, maybe slightly heavier than the originals. I think the lights might be further up in the fender which would probably be noticeable if they were mismatched on a tractor. 

A&I fenders have a nice paint ready finish but there's no hiding being .75 of an inch too narrow. 

Abilenes take some sanding to take out primer runs but I think they are a better fender. 

Have had some sets come through the shop that are not as nice as the rest, not sure what was up with them. 

The originals from my 826 went on a 1456 so they aren't around anymore.

Some pictures for comparison, not sure if you can see what you want to see or not.

756

20201107_084752.thumb.jpg.117dd9577d17834aae6c13593cac60fe.jpg

20201107_132208.thumb.jpg.e0753dc4b1a92c5236f622795227b45f.jpg

826 with originals 

20191014_142555.thumb.jpg.629cf18974a033ab74fdc7a68d68d9f8.jpg

 

826 with new fenders

20200904_072649.thumb.jpg.d4582d48ae78e8e1abd99d4f2e1168bb.jpg

 

Screenshot_20210603-154527.thumb.png.e3f70eb20dd2a6721db0a4b22faf9e32.pngHeres what I'm dealing with.  Can a body guy really get this straightened out? 

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Thanks everyone for the input.  I think I may put on some aftermarket fenders so I can use the tractor safely and keep looking for decent original tin.  BTW, yes the barn is OK.  The batwing wheel in the backround of my pic is the offender.  

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21 minutes ago, Alley Oop said:

 

Screenshot_20210603-154527.thumb.png.e3f70eb20dd2a6721db0a4b22faf9e32.pngHeres what I'm dealing with.  Can a body guy really get this straightened out? 

the right body man could definitely improve that, don't underestimate them. keep in mind the difference between a body man and a parts fitter. 

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On 6/3/2021 at 9:32 AM, Alley Oop said:

Hi All,

I had a bad case of barn rash occur to my 806 on the left fender.  Its smashed all around the headlights.  As you can imagine, I'm having a hard time finding a decent original.  I'd be happy to pay the going rate for a straight pair or single with original paint.  But until I find an original, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on aftermarket.  I'm looking for one that looks correct and has the correct gauge steel.  Any info is appreciated, thanks 

PM. Sent . 

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I’ll be the odd man out.....    look for a good used one.   They are out there,  sets sell between 6-1200.   If you took it to a body shop you are going to have a minimum of 400 into it.   

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