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Original 1950 rear fender?

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Hello all. Good to post back after a couple of years. This is my 1950 2 door sedan. It is a Standard but I love chrome so much that I am considering adding the Deluxe body moldings. The problem I have is that looking at the rear fenders I wonder if they are indeed the original ones. The 2 rounded silver emblems with the Pontiac head plus the housing where they go are not found in 1950. Can you tell what year this fender is? Is it from a different year (1951, 52? 53). I don't have any information on how the car was restored years back and perhaps the fenders were replaced using a donor from a different model. If indeed the fenders are not 1950, how do I know which stone shield and other moldings to look for? Appreciate any comments. Thank you all. Manuel

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Manuel,

Your rear fenders look like they are from 1951 or 52. The 53 fender had a bit of a tail fin. If I remember correctly from photos of the interior you had posted originally, your steering wheel is also a 51 or 52. It is probable that in the restoration, some parts came from a 51 or 52 donor car.

Bill

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that's some pretty good bodywork, manual, i would leave the car just like it is and enjoy it. this is a 1950 pontiac business coupe, or sedan coupe, the business coupe will not have a back seat. pontiac used the same body as your's from 1949 to 1952, so you can use whatever year side trim from that bodystyle, you'll just have to drill holes for the clips that will hold the trim in place. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

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Thanks Bill and Charles. Body style is a 2 door sedan, not a coupe (see photo). Is the side trim of same design and width for 49-52 cars? For instance, below is a front fender trim I just purchased from e bay which is from a 1950 car. Next to it is the door trim from a 2 door 1952 car that is offered currently on e-bay. This one is 1.5 inches wide and its shape seems different than the one from 1950. Of course all trim needs to be of same design not only of same length. Do you know if they differ in this regards from 1949-52? Manuel

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