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'36-'37 Dodge front fenders

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I could use a good set of front fenders for my '36 Dodge. Does anyone know if, aside from the "catwalks", the fenders are the same as '37's. They look a lot alike and  the interchanges don't say. I need a pair that are not rusted or beaten to death, especially along the wheel opening. Thanks for any info.

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I have limited knowledge on the interchange between 1936 and 1937 but I doubt that they interchange.  I do think that 1937 and 1938 fenders are much more likely to interchange and likely a Dodge, Plymouth, small Chrysler and DeSoto could be made to work.  I am anxious to learn what you eventually learn for my own confirmation so please do a follow up post.

Al

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jpage  contact me other than on this forum fam36@comcast.net  or there is a way threw the aaca.

 

 Do you want in the fender spare tire or just plane fenders? You should let your banker know you may be in need of him.

Frank 

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There are other fenders that will fit the '36 Dodge correctly, but they must be used with the original Dodge "catwalks". They are '36 Dodge pickups, '36 DeSoto and '36 Chrysler Airstreams. The problem with the pickup fender is that the right one comes with a fender well that you may not want. The Chrysler fender, and maybe the DeSoto, comes with a hole along the bottom edge where a longer running board molding was once mounted. It's a simple matter to weld that up. "37 fenders are a different shape and not a bolt on. '35 fenders may or may not bolt on, but they lack the distinctive looking fender bead.

Edited by Hudsy Wudsy (see edit history)

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Thanks for the info Hudsy. if I decide to go that way , it'll make the search a little broader.

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I should have addressed Plymouth fenders, but forgot. Plymouths fenders look similar, but are three inches shorter because the Plymouth wheelbase is three inches shorter. I've seen lots of cases of people trying to interchange them. It simply doesn't work.

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Thanks, I new about the Plymouth fenders from another old post. I had always thought that the Plymouth and Dodge had the same wheelbases.

 

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They added an extra three inches to the Plymouth frame just ahead of the firewall to make the longer wheelbase used on the Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler models.

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