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Old 09-14-2021, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default 52 F1 LMC or Dennis Carpenter fenders Reviews

How are LMC 52 F1 front and rear fenders quality and fit?
I hear a lot of bad reviews on the internet.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:25 PM   #2
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Haven't used them, but do use a lot of LMC stuff. No complaints.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:18 PM   #3
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I picked up a set of rears for a 51 from Carpenters for a friend and they were top quality and fit great with no modifications.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:47 PM   #4
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LMC is selling the DC fenders, right?
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Old 09-15-2021, 08:26 AM   #5
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I don’t think anyone makes fenders in
the states anymore - just how things are.

But - having met Daniel Carpenter earlier
this year - having been around the company
headquarters for several days - having talked
to several employees about how they liked
Mr. Dennis ( Carpenter ) …..

I wouldn’t buy anywhere else.

That is a honest family owned & operated business.


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Old 09-15-2021, 05:39 PM   #6
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I don’t think anyone makes fenders in
the states anymore - just how things are.

But - having met Daniel Carpenter earlier
this year - having been around the company
headquarters for several days - having talked
to several employees about how they liked
Mr. Dennis ( Carpenter ) …..

I wouldn’t buy anywhere else.

That is a honest family owned & operated business.


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Not my experience!
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:58 PM   #7
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JSeery what is your experience?
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: 52 F1 LMC or Dennis Carpenter fenders Reviews

If your original fenders are workable, I would invest the time and money to make them work. I bought the new fenders when they first came out and they wouldn’t bolt up to the original inner fender or the repro inner fenders. The crown was wrong. I had to start over with the originals, which turned out really nice.

There is an old thread over on FTE that teaches you to make your own patches. It’s a great write-up.

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Old 09-16-2021, 08:37 PM   #9
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JSeery what is your experience?
I was sold some "NOS" 38 front fenders. They claimed they were in new condition, as in never used. When they arrived they had numerus stress cracks (among other problems, obvious problems from a distance). They were not only used, but used with a LOT of miles on them, egged out holes, dents, cracks, rust, you name it. When I contacted them I was told that they looked NOS to them and if I didn't like them I could return them, if I paid the shipping both ways!! Last time I ever did business with them, total crooks IMO.
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“ NOS “ as in New Old Stock ?

If you are wanting new old stock then you should
only be buying at a swap meet or from a private
party in person where you can lay eyes on
them in person.

Anything you buy off the internet that is NOS
is a roll of the dice - paying shipping both
ways is what you do when you chose
to roll the dice ….

Dennis Carpenter would buy up new old stock
parts from dealers he visited as well as swap
meets and private collections.

They are not crooks - they are in business
to stay in business.

I think the OP of this thread was asking for
feedback about repop fenders …..


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