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Re: Fender install (was Just when you blah blah)

To: Jurgen Hartwig <>
Subject: Re: Fender install (was Just when you blah blah)
From: john peloquin <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:52:23 -0800 (PST)
Dear Jurgen,

Thanks for the advice on the damaged fender. It is most logical.

Regarding the Volkswagen, and N*zis, I'd be lying if I said I was sorry
that I referred to it in such manner, though I admit that what I uttered
is an extremely offensive reference, despite the true origins of the
So, since innocent people will be offended, from now on, I will just think
it (over and over and over) rather than say it.

BTW, I was not aware that Porsche also had its origins with the N*zi's. I
was under the impression that Herr Porsche's renowned firm and its cars
somewhat predated Hitler and Volkswagen.


Also, my missus and I are strongly considering the purchase of a VW

"Never ascribe to Malice that which can be explained by Ignorance."
John J. Peloquin, Assistant Research Entomologist
Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Jurgen Hartwig wrote:

> Make sure you check the fit the fender first.  Our "Rover" fender didn't
> fit too well at all.  Do your banging and stuff to fit it, and THEN do
> your primer work and painting.  Then you can install it.
> Also, our "OEM quality" Rover fender was not so great.  The rocker area
> behind the front wheel would wobble in and out about 1/4".  We had to go
> in behind the panel and reinforce it with metal epoxy and galvanized
> steel box section steel.  Make sure you check for this.  I don't know if
> the Proper MG fender is OEM or not, but it's just a thought.
> Jay
> PS. Cut out the Nazi car references, before I have to come over and kick
> yer lazy British lovin' tail. :)
> Porsche owner since 1998.
> john peloquin wrote:
> > 
> > "Proper MG" and now I have to decide whether to paint it Before I put it
> > on or after. Any suggestions out there? IF I paint after I put it on, how
> > can I protect the inside of the fender properly as not all of it will be
> > accessable to paint when it is already on the the car. But, if I paint
> > before hand, I worry that the new paint job might crack if I have to twist
> > the new fender to get it to fit correctly.

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