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Rebuilding Body


Probationary Member
Jun 14, 2014
Corn Field, Iowa
I'm interested in buying some new front fenders and side skirts but I'm a little confused about some of the products I see online.
What I'm wondering is if it's a common thing to have to do a lot of body work when installing new non-replacement body panels.

For example I wish to buy fenders with a big are dam, but when I go to read the instructions for its installation, it says it requires a professional body shop or plenty of experience because to match it requires experience with fiberglass or whatever.

link to my desired product fenders:

Do most body parts that are not standard replacement parts require a lot of extra work or is this information usually there are a precaution based on other heavily modified parts.

Body is first on my priority list with my 2G GS. After fenders and a bit of paint I plan on replacing full exhaust, head lights, tail lights, and maybe eventually a full body kit.
I'm still real new to my GS so if anyone has any suggestions at all to help me get into a good groove for keeping my car up to date and well maintained I'd greatly appreciate it.
Obviously I've done the basics: oil, plugs, gaskets, suspension, and brakes. I've got a fuel filter but I hear it's a real B to replace it, pulling the engine.

Thanks in advance for any feedback I get.


Proven Member
May 5, 2013
Omaha, Nebraska
Don't buy aftermarket body parts unless they're oem replacement. There is a reason you see very few dsms with body kits on them. For one the factory body kit is perfect. And two fiberglass parts are junk . They require a lot of time to make fit and then alot if time to make them paint worthy . I have built way too many DSM's and been doing body work for way too long and I won't give you false advice. If you're from the omaha area. Idk if you know who I am .but you will if you're in the street scene . My name is Austin Puckett. Look me and my build up on Facebook.


Probationary Member
Jun 14, 2014
Corn Field, Iowa
Cool thanks for advice. I live about an hour north of Omaha but I'll check you out on FB.

I see two main oem bumpers, are they interchangeable?
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