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Today 10:35 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John, as always your work is outstanding.

BB
ABSOFRIGGINGLUTLY!

Brian
Today 08:33 AM
boothboy John, as always your work is outstanding.

BB
Today 07:49 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I know we all get hung up on time spent on one piece but it isn't a race, except in your head. I spent 2 weeks fitting a quarter skin and it was preformed !!! Just think how much you've learned from the left side that you will now apply to the right. That side will go quicker with less head scratching and backtracking.

You're doing something few others would touch and going a great job with it. Lighten up on yourself for how long it takes. Remember to enjoy the progress and final product...
Here here!

Brian
Today 04:54 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I suppose there are a lot of people who are wondering if it takes 6 weeks to fit a quarter panel on a car. I know I am.
I know we all get hung up on time spent on one piece but it isn't a race, except in your head. I spent 2 weeks fitting a quarter skin and it was preformed !!! Just think how much you've learned from the left side that you will now apply to the right. That side will go quicker with less head scratching and backtracking.

You're doing something few others would touch and going a great job with it. Lighten up on yourself for how long it takes. Remember to enjoy the progress and final product...
Today 04:38 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Yes and it works well. I just am too lazy to do that for an area that will not be seen. I am afraid though, that if I don't put some beads in, it will sound
like a base drum.

John
His method isn't so much for looks as to avoid the panel warping and changing the fit you have worked so hard to get. You have a lot of time in those parts and it would be disappointing to have it get messed up from the beads. What's another 30-60 minutes to keep what you have accomplished from getting twisted out of shape...just sayin'....
Yesterday 09:53 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Good idea. That may be exactly what I do. It will be time to make a decision soon.


John
Just my opinion, but I always do my best at fixing what is wrong, not making what is right...wrong. I know you have to do it sometimes, I am not saying I am above it or something. But the first goal is to make what is wrong right. Of course when you are anal, then you never give up.


Brian
Yesterday 09:51 PM
496CHEVY3100 I suppose there are a lot of people who are wondering if it takes 6 weeks to fit a quarter panel on a car. I know I am.


I have been 2 months trying to mount my tail lights,you are doing better than me.
Yesterday 09:51 PM
MARTINSR You can also planish a gap closed. I was blown away when shown this. You can do a hell of a gap closing it right up, I was amazed.

Brian
Yesterday 09:22 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Seam sealer in the wheel house joints keeps water out...

Remember the Lazza trick to beads. Pinch/stretch the panel in the English wheel first to have material for the bead...

Yes and it works well. I just am too lazy to do that for an area that wil not be seen. I am afraid though, that if I don't put some beads in, it will sound
ike a base drum.

As far as seam sealer goes, that will indeed be a must. I have been looking around the SPI forum to decide what is the best to buy.

John
Yesterday 09:13 PM
Too Many Projects Seam sealer in the wheel house joints keeps water out...

Remember the Lazza trick to beads. Pinch/stretch the panel in the English wheel first to have material for the bead...
Yesterday 07:51 PM
John long I suppose there are a lot of people who are wondering if it takes 6 weeks to fit a quarter panel on a car. I know I am.

I did get quite a bit done today though. I made three tangs that I could mount my quarter to while I trimmed and fitted it. I had never used drill screws before DeadBodyMan described how well they worked. (thanks again Mike). They really do work well and let you put the panel in exactly the same place time after time.

Here is a shot of the mounting tangs, crude that they are.



Next I trimmed the body and quarter until I got a good fit. As a matter of fact it is really an amazing fit for an amateur panel beater.






Now that the quarter is snuggly in place I can finally scribe the fender well lip and make sure it will meet with the lip on the wheel house. I want to make sure they are as good as I can make them and then I will put some beads in the wheel house panel, trim it, and then fit it back to the quarter.

The reason for doing it in this way is to make sure the panels still line up after running some beads. They do indeed tend to shrink or move some after running beads and I want a good tight fit and hopefully keep water from getting past the wheel house into the quarter.



On a final note, I took one of my pieces of quarter panel trim and taped in place just to double check my contour of the quarter.

Perfect.......no......... Acceptable.......You betcha!

John

Yesterday 02:26 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
So, adjust the skirt. Probably easier than adjusting the quarter.
Good idea. That may be exactly what I do. It will be time to make a decision soon.


John
Yesterday 10:54 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Goodness only knows how much time I have in trying to get this wheel well right. I probably should have started over and made the radius a little tighter. It is much better but I think it is still too large. The skirt is not going to be a snug fit even with the gasket in place.

John
So, adjust the skirt. Probably easier than adjusting the quarter.
Yesterday 06:11 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Kma4444 View Post
I know I can get hung up on something like that and have to struggle to get through it. I have trouble going on to something else as all I can think about is the trouble spot.
I get tunnel vision with an issue like that too. It's hard to do, but walking away and/or working on something totally unrelated for a couple days seems to help the "imaginative" side of this crazy hobby and I see the problem differently when I go back to it. Sometimes, I am able to envision a different strategy and come up with a solution. John has video references that he can watch and maybe something will trigger a different or forgotten technique that will help him get thru this...
Yesterday 05:40 AM
Kma4444 I know I can get hung up on something like that and have to struggle to get through it. I have trouble going on to something else as all I can think about is the trouble spot.

Looks to me like you are closing in on a solution. Great stuff going on there for sure.
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