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Old 10-23-2005, 12:49 PM
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How do I go about moving this portion of the quarter panel in?

I was checking the alignment of the panels along the drivers side. The Quarter Panel on the drivers side is different than the (correct) passenger side).

I need to move the rear portion of the scallop in, about 1/4 to 3/8 inches, while trying to keep the shape, and not affect the wheel lip edge, and door edge of the quarter.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:40 PM
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Has there been some work done to that left quarter?
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Reproduction quarter panel
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Isnt that area slightly different from one year to the next?Or was it just the trim? Thinking maybe you have the wrong quarter panel?
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:08 AM
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Yeah, that is certainly a possibility that was considered, only momentairily though. The '68 has a cut out at the back of the quarter panel for a rear clearance light or reflector. Also the 68 has a much much deeper contour in the scallop.

The body lines are simply tilted, so if you look along the two body folds, pass side is straight pretty much, drivers side is straight until the scallop, then the two folds jut out away from the car for the last 8 - 10 inches or so
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Actually, the same reproduction qtr panels are sold for the 67 and 68. The difference that I have seen in the originals is that the 67 has holes in them for the fake vents, and the 68 just has an ornamental piece attached vertically on the rear part. The depressed area there does appear to be deeper on the 67. The 68 does have holes for the reflectors in the rear. That being said, basically any use of the panel will require major modification to appear correct.
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A little hard to diagnose from a picture but...You may need to cut your welds or spot welds so the panel is loose and then squeeze it in before welding it again. Or, if you did a lot of welding near the bulged area, the the shrinkage from welding can make inboard sections bulge out if not hammered and dollied correctly. If that does not help, perhaps figure out a way to apply a spreading force vertically inside the quarter to suck the area in. Maybe wood blocks shaped to fit and a porta power?

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I had original 1/4's on my '68 Vert yet had similiar issues. Ended up working them with hammer/dolly to get the contour close, then used filler to get the shapes even. I had to build the one side up about 3/16" to make things even, this was on factory panels.
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