The term ‘fender bender’ is something that gets tossed around a lot in the automotive world. If a Ford Mustang is unfortunate enough to front into another car or large object on the side of the road, the Mustang fenders are certain to feel the bulk of the damage. While the fenders undoubtedly deserve plenty of attention following a collision, the Mustang fender aprons must be monitored as well.
Known by many nicknames, including the ‘dog house’ for the Mustang, Ford Mustang fender aprons are the large pieces of sheet metal that are designed to keep the fender in place, while assisting in protecting your car’s body. In addition to adding structural support to the exterior, Mustang fender aprons attach the front of the shock tower cover to the radiator support.
In a way, Mustang fender aprons act as table cloths for both the car’s exterior and engine bay. Mustang fender aprons must be large enough to shield the large portion of surface area surrounding the fenders on the outside, as well as the shock towers on the inside of the engine compartment. Additionally, on the passenger side of your Ford Mustang, the Mustang fender aprons are tasked with assisting in holding the battery in place and keeping it safe. Like many exterior parts of the Ford Mustang, Mustang fender aprons are welded into place, and must be strong enough to support the fenders at all times.
If the front of your Mustang is involved in a collision, no matter how severe, it is imperative that you immediately check on the condition of your Mustang fender aprons. Your Ford Mustang fender aprons can bend as a result of a crash, and the financial burden of repairing the damaged section and then bolting it back into place could be severe. In addition to damage from other cars, the exterior portions of your Mustang fender aprons are always at risk to rust and corrosion as a result of the elements. Driving around with rusted out Mustang fender aprons not only looks bad, but it puts both your car’s body and engine at risk.
Find the Best Mustang Fender Aprons at CJ Pony Parts
Whether it be exterior damage from dents, scratches, and bruises, or interior harm as a result of leaking battery fluid, you are going to want to replace your rusty Mustang fender aprons as soon as possible. Additionally, if you are restoring your classic Ford Mustang from the ground-up, you are likely searching for OE replacements that both look and function exactly the same way your original parts did. CJ Pony Parts would love to help with your restoration project, by offering a wide array of upgraded Mustang fender aprons. CJ’s offers premium fender aprons for Mustangs from 1964.5 all the way through the end of the First Generation.
CJ’s sells both front and rear Ford Mustang fender aprons for both the driver and passenger sides of the car. The fine folks at Dynacorn offer everything that you need to repair your factory Mustang fender aprons, or to replace them all together. The Mustang fender aprons from Dynacorn come with pre-drilled holes for the fender mounting bolts, and are easily spot-welded into place.
CJ’s Mustang fender apron replacements are made out of sturdy metal with a black painted finish, which is designed to resist both rust and corrosion. If you are looking for ultimate protection for your vehicle, it would be wise to invest in one of Dynacorn’s Mustang fender apron kits. The complete sets feature Mustang fender aprons for both the driver and passenger sides and for the front and rear. Be sure to check to see if the measurements for the fender aprons correctly align with your Mustang before you purchase a complete kit.
Now that your fenders and several key components of your engine bay are protected, it is time to focus on the rest of your Mustang’s body. If you are in the midst of a lengthy restoration project, be sure to check out CJ’s wide selection of Mustang quarter panels, dash assemblies, exterior body door handles, and more!