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Old 11-26-2005, 09:57 PM
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Just one question Mrwood, The welting was used to stop body squeaks so how do you prevent body squeaks without using welt, bonding or welding them. I would rather have them filled and smooth but I also like the idea of just wrenching them together to fit without a body seam and being able to remove them.

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I will not use the welt on my 48 fleetline, i just bolted the rear fenders on and then worked them so they fit tight against the body. This got rid of the gap i had, and will look good without the welt. Plus i can take them off if they ever get hit. But dont just bondo the gap, as others have said it wont last long.

I brought this up again because I am still seeking the best way of finishing my '48 Chevrolet Fleetline's body.

Just one question Mrwood, The welting was used to stop body squeaks and rattles so how do you prevent the squeaks and rattles without using welt, bonding or welding them. I would rather have them filled and smooth but I also like the idea of just wrenching them together to fit without a body seam and being able to remove them.

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If you bolt them together without the welt I would still use some type of sealer in there to keep the chance of corrosion in that area down to a minimum, these areas were always prone to rusting then the rust creeps out to the exterior.
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No more welt.

If welting was so good then why did they still rust out. I used small fiber washers between the fender and body on each bolt, and i dont have any squeaks. I would rather have the water run clear through where the gap is than have it build up and rust. Also if you get plenty of paint in that area it will take a lot of time before it ever starts to rust.I have done this on other cars and never had a problem yet. This is just how i do it , and maybe not the way others do it, but it works for me. I am no pro, and far from it. I just find my own way of doing things.
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