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Best manufacturer for body panels ?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by COREY TREVOR, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. COREY TREVOR

    COREY TREVOR Junior Member

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    Got my truck's front end all torn apart , getting ready to replace body panels & give her a fresh coat of paint (still haven't decided https://www.gmsquarebody.com/threads/cant-decide-which-color-to-paint-my-k20.32136/ )
    Which company should I go with for ordering replacement panels ? As of now I'm probably going to use LMC Truck , but have never ordered body panels from them apart from rockers. If you have experience getting body panels from any companies , please let me know.
     
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  2. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I've had good luck with AMD and Raybuck.
     
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    ali_c20 Full Access Member

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    AMD was ok some god some not so good panels but that was 6 years ago. Goodmark sucked. Real bad stuff.
     
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    legopnuematic Full Access Member

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    For complete panels most of the ones that are a distributors premium line tend to fit well, as for partial patch panels, they're all just about the same in my experience.
     
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    I believe LMC parts are just a repackaged version of parts from a major manufacturer, and their prices and shipping are not great. However they usually sell all the pieces, parts and brackets to put the new parts on, and that can save time.

    Bruce
     
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    Some member here works at one of the sheet metal producers. I can't remember which company or the guys user name, I remember several here said whatever company he worked for had good stuff. If I remember right it was a tad thicker maybe??
     

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