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Old 04-27-2013, 01:11 PM
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Quarter Panel Questions

Hey all, I was just wondering if I could get a few opinions about quarter panel repair. Below are a few images of my '67 Impala, and from the looks of it, one of the previous owners tried their hand at poorly executed quarter panel skin application. I purchased some new skins from Classic Industry that cover this particular area, but they don't seem to be as good a fit as I was hoping as the part of the quarter panel that meets the rear bumper seems to be stamped differently.



Now I have had some luck finding parts on the DVAP.com website. My question is:

For someone who isn't necessarily looking to go as far as a frame off any time soon, is there any merit to using quarter panel skins over full quarters off of a parts car? Or would it be worth it to get the full quarters, assuming I can locate them, and possibly have to ship them across country?
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The Mustang quarter skins have the same problem where they are not stamped well, but in my case where the rear valence meets the quarter. If I need to do a skin I've resorted to getting a full quarter and cutting it down to a skin.
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If its a GOOD used 1/4 Thats the way to go and use all of it cut and welded at the factory seams...The problem is getting a good one ,if you can find a rust free one it probably has a lot of damage that been coverd up so look VERY carefully for telltail signs of filler and rust repairs...Nice shinney paint is one sign to watch ,it might be nice lookin but thats when you really want to look it over good.inspect the wheel opening lips for filler if you can see the spot welds its good if its all smooth ,its full of filler....
If you cant get a good used 1/4 then your better off getting a full 1/4 because they fit better but cut them down to what you need because no matter what brand you get the trunk jambs ,door jambs, etc.. are never as good as the originals so you want to keep all them intact....If you have body side moldings,thats a good place to put a splice...
Those patch panels are pretty much junk and even give us pros a tuff time so theres no way I'd use or recomend using them....
A used GM 1/4 is the only way to go if you can find one, take some time call everywhere before giving up and buying those thin (recycled ) rust panels ,even the(better fitting) full 1/4s suck compared to the fit of an original part.
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Of course the bad part is removing the used quarter keeping it in good shape to install on your car is a HUGE task. Like everything else with body repair if you take your time it isn't "difficult" it's simply time consuming. Here is a "Basics of Basics" on splitting panels that I highly recommend you get close and personal with before removing a quarter panel. Click here for "Basics of Basics" Spot weld removal

Often you have to cut away the panel behind it to save the one you want. So you will see a mixture of different spot weld removal techniques in the "Basics" that are used on the top panel or the underlying panels. But using a used quarter has always been a bugger for a body shop because really the labor should be doubled. You have to remove the quarter from the car without damaging the underlying panels and you have to remove the donor quarter from the salvage car without damaging the quarter, it's a bear for sure.

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