I've been doing some updates on my 64 Herbie and as a wise man once said, "Change 1 thing, it effects 10 others". I found that the left front fender was an aftermarket piece and not even a very good one at that. The radius of the opening was not consistent and was about an inch lower and set back on the fender. It didn't look bad at a glance but sure didn't work after making the changes. I guess I had assumed that although I was aware og German stuff was becoming more scarce, I still assumed I could find something as ubiquitous as a simple fender easily. Wrong! I did find a German fender from a 65 but had to drive almost half way to Seattle and back, spend over an hour climbing over parts stacked in an old metal shipping container with only a flashlight, awl and a soft tape measure. Full disclosure; that was actually fun. The fender I did get has some rust, dents and is already at the media shop having the old coatings baked off. My point is, keep all your original parts and avoid aftermarket crap whenever possible. Even our beloved Wolfsburg West sells the occasional clunker repop. (I bought some door handles from them a few years ago and when they arrived I took one look and just tossed them in the trash.) On the plus side, I can now spot an original fender pretty quickly.