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Old 10-24-2008, 11:59 PM
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rear quarter rust

I am planning on cutting out the rust on my quarters and leaving them like that instead of adding new metal.Call me lazy but i think its a good idea since i will be gaining needed clearance for slicks anyway. Anyone see any problems with this?
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ok i'll be the first to call you lazy. not sure of the look your going for but i can't think that would be a great look for that car, unless your just makeing a beater and don't care how it looks.
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I'll be the second to call you lazy. What do you plan to do about the wheel tubs? The wheel house now attaches to the lip on the quarter. Removing the part you have drawn out will open a gap of about 1/2 inch all around. This will allow solids, liquids, and vapors into the trunk and passenger compartment.
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Quarters

I'm thinking that the folded over part of the wheel well,and being attatched to the quarter...be it bolted, spot welded, or whatever adds some structural strength to the quarters.
If you cut that away, the quarters amy just wobble a little, or cave in easily if leaned on.
I damaged one of Sox&Martins cars one time. I was lettering it, and leaned in the sheet metal. I didn't know they were very thin, ALL Aluminum bodies..LOL
The other issue is the sharp edge that would be left. You mentioned "slicks".
What if you get body drop and that sharp edge comes down on your new slicks?
I have ruined more than one set of tires back when we used to hang as much rubber outside as we could. Even with the proper wheel well the body rubbing on the tires eventually cut the hell out of them.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:01 AM
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Ya i guess i was not thinking about that space i'll be opening up into the passenger compartment. I will have to do some welding after all. Thanx!
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thanx CC

That would make it flimsy without tying into the wheel wells somehow. I will post new pics after i get started, i'm waiting to move into a house with a garage i rented.
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