[QUOTE=tec 3-4 patches that have to be made before the quarter even goes in, and I already foresee people looking at me wondering, 'why isn't the quarter welded in yet'? So if I did the backing strip that would take less time overall than a flange, and it wouldn't hurt the shape so less mudding too.[/QUOTE]
Actually the flanger makes a much better and stronger seam and much faster than a strip...
a strip would have two open ends and the top one would be holding moisture like a cup as compared to a flanged seam with one open end (on the bottom)
not only that when you make the flange your giving the edge of the seam strength because your putting a step in it....If you weld a strip you'll be heating up the edge everywhere you put a tack ,(making it wavey)...
You do have a flanger dont you ????
This camaro 1/4 only took about 3-5 min..to flange..