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Old 07-02-2010, 10:06 AM
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Mustang 1/4 panel best vendors

I have a 67 Mustang Coupe that is going to need rear 1/4 panels like the previous post. Several replies stated "use the best quarters to avoid a nightmare".
Soooo - the questions are:
1. Which vendors make or repop the "best" quarters and other sheetmetal?
2. Who's had success with these?
3. What "nightmares" did you have with "less than the best" quarters?

Let's not try to "bash" any vendors by name but if someone is superior let's name them (free ad for best).

Thanks for any and all advice!

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Mine came from Mustangs unlimited. One fit great, one was horrible, both look terrible after primer under lights as they are rough as hell.
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Most if not all 60's body panels are now coming from Taiwan, or worse China. It is a crap shoot what you get.

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Mabee some used (rust free) panels (chunks)from Az or somewhere...
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get some originals. www.dvap.com should have some Mustangs with good 1/4's.. they run about $800/ set tho
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I would check out Dynacorn, they make complete reproduction classic Mustang bodies. I;m pretty sure they sell panels. Don't know for sure, but they may be US made.

I was thinking of them for my 67 coupe but I found both factory quarters from a Mustang here in New Mexico, rust free and lucked out. I;m nowhere close to putting them on but when I do I;ll post them up as I am going to need help as to where to cut them as they where cut short of the actual factory seam at the sail panel. DBM?

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The nice thing about used parts is you can see how they're welded together without making the mistake of cutting your car first and if you make a bad cut on the used parts you wont do it on the car...
Peel away the layers of the chunk first so you'll know just what to do....
and you can use a regular drill bit to remove the welds save the spot weld drill for the car...
I'd rather use used parts for replacing 1/4s any day ....on any car...just be careful you dont buy a bondo'd up P.O.S. though...check them out very carefully.....
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DBM here's what I have. I bought them already cut off. I'm thinking I should cut them in to my car right where they are already cut at the top? The rest will be just the spot welds. What should I do? I can start another thread.

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Morgan,starting a thread might be a good idea.send some pics of the 1/4s you want to replace. The first step is toalign the doors and get good gaps all the way around BEFORE cutting anything were they cut with a torch or just the inner structure??
After you gap your doors you want to gain access to the inside by cutting away the skin , but dont go to close to the edges (I use 1 1/2" or 2" masking tape to mark it out)...like in this picture ,cutting away most of the skin makes the whole job easier...its my guess you'll need to order some inner panels ,they usually rust out first...like the wheel wells and extentions,after cutting away the skin you'll have a better idea of what you need...be careful around the wheel well you dont want to cut it by accident. I prefer an air chisel whith a panel ripper because theres less chance of cutting something by accident.
They sure didnt give you much extra with that 1/4... How good are your welding skills
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I would check out Dynacorn, they make complete reproduction classic Mustang bodies. I;m pretty sure they sell panels. Don't know for sure, but they may be US made.


Morgan
Dynacorn is Taiwanese., and they have fitment issues.

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The last parts I got from Dynacom were a mix, some Taiwan, some China, and some from Canada. The Canadian parts were pretty good, but none of them were perfect.
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Originally Posted by Turdpolisher
I have a 67 Mustang Coupe that is going to need rear 1/4 panels like the previous post. Several replies stated "use the best quarters to avoid a nightmare".
Soooo - the questions are:
1. Which vendors make or repop the "best" quarters and other sheetmetal?
2. Who's had success with these?
3. What "nightmares" did you have with "less than the best" quarters?

Let's not try to "bash" any vendors by name but if someone is superior let's name them (free ad for best).

Thanks for any and all advice!
To "Turdpolisher" of georgetown Texas.
Where did you get the idea to use a name like "TURDPOLISHER" just curious.
Is that referring to your car maybe or is it something you stepped in.

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my daddy always said : you cant shine a turd (refering to my POS car) ,but myth busters did it and proved him wrong..
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Polish that sucker

Must have been a "made in china" one from the trickshop.
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So, it's safe to say, the Mythbusters might be able to polish a turd, but even THEY can't make some of these fenders fit a Mustang.
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