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Old 04-13-2013, 09:49 AM
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I agree Brian, the only time i'd remove and replace factory panels would be if the vehicle was hit hard enough that repairing the factory panel wouldn't be feasible or serious rust issues. The wrinkles above the tail lights, well I'm not sure if that would fly today...the dealerships would point that out in a hurry. I like what you said...if your going to build a show car, forget what they did at the factory, do it right.

Pictures in this case would help out a lot, to this point we don't know exactly what we're dealing with.


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Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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pretty much what I've been saying all along. forget the spec and post up a pic so we can all argue over the method of repair already.

working on a 55 chevy and the guy says he wants 'factory' gaps without noticing we had already made them pretty good all around already. So I pointed to a door to quarter gap and asked him how crooked he wanted that one.

I still wonder if all those a pillars that are always leaving too small of a gap to the upper portion of the door on those 55's are actually factory or caused by the cowl being pushed back. I still haven't found any evidence that suggests it's from an accident, but I try to get a good look everytime before I porto it out a tad.
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