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Old 02-09-2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by speedydeedy View Post
Thanks. I have come to expect problems,it seems nobody takes pride in what they make anymore.The door jamb area is stamped at a 90 when it should be tighter than a 90.I can,t just hammer and dolly it because of the angle it goes on the car that would make the center too short and leave a bigger gap in the middle than the top and bottom.I have already cut it and tacked it like it has to be and am slowly welding it.Thanks again.
Done a number of patch panels on those bodies and that is the first thing I thought of when reading your post, that damn edge at the door not being folded enough. The width of them were always off too with the patch being longer than the cowl from door to firewall. That is what makes you a better bodyman and fabricator, working with stuff like that. I have a piece of rail road track about 8 inches long on my bench. I ground the edge of one side of the bottom of the track real sharp. It is perfect for getting a little tighter edge on something like that.

You want to make it fit better before you weld it in not try to make it fit AS you are welding it in.

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