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Old 12-13-2003, 10:33 AM
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repairing front body panel

how to repair front quarter panels there are to small holes cause by rust on the top beside hood do i just grind clean and fill with putty or weld new metalthen fill only thing is cant weld and have no access to welder

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Old 12-13-2003, 01:23 PM
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stoney, you've kinda answered your own question. You have no welder, can't weld what else can you do besides bondo? You may want to ask yourself. How long am I going to have it? Is it a daily driver or just for show? If it's going to be a showcar/keeper you'll want to put in new metal to make it last. Now the question would be do I know anyone with a welder I could borrow or who could weld it for me? Are there any vacational schools nearby that would want to repair it for a project/experience. Just a few ideas for you to think about. Good luck with it.
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Stoney.....If you can get all the rust out of it, don't use bondo. Use short strand fibreglass. It comes in a tin and is mixed and applied much like bondo, but is much harder and less likely to rust again.

Before you apply the filler, tap the area down a bit. This gives you a little more volume and will take longer to rust through again. Its not the ideal way to fix it, but you can do this yourself.
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:45 PM
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tks poncho and 38 special the car is a keeper not a daily driver only summers more as collection car trying to keep it oringal as possible right now its totally stock only one owner.trying to get it back to matching numbers the only thing i want to do extra is add hedders for a little more punch hopefully. thanks again for your advice
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tks poncho and 38 special the car is a keeper not a daily driver only summers more as collection car trying to keep it oringal as possible right now its totally stock only one owner.trying to get it back to matching numbers the only thing i want to do extra is add hedders for a little more punch hopefully. thanks again for your advice
If you want to keep it as nice as possible, save your coin, and get a pair of new fenders installed. You will be happier knowing that there is no bondo (or whatever) in there.
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Old 12-13-2003, 05:33 PM
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thats what i was tryin to do poncho i found a place in bolton ont on hwy50 called showcars fibreglass and steel parts left a couple of messages they havent called back also david t parts in calgary but weary buyin parts unseen have you heard of them. the holes are small the bottom of the doors on the inside need work also was talkin to a small body shop in innisfil one man shop owner is around 55yrs old he said he may do it fpr me but i would like to try on my own to see if i can do it all. sorry about the long response
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Old 12-14-2003, 01:45 AM
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Stoney...I am assuming by your username that you have an 81 TA. Now don't go saying that has nothing to do with it and you are driving a 1964 Roll Canardly. LOL!!! Anyways, take a look at this site BODY PARTS I would put new panels on if you are going to restore it. If the top of the fenders are rusted out then down in farther they will start rusting also. I find it unusual that the top is rusting though and not the bottom rear by the door. Fiberglass will fix it but it will only be temporary. A few years down the road and you will be doing it again. If you do not want to go with the price of new, at least take the fenders off, clean the insides of them also, have the rust cut out, and find someone with a welder to tack in some patch panels so it will last. Also make sure you use something on the insides of the fenders whether using the originals or new ones. Spray in bedliner is one option you may want to look into. Although don't put in on as thick as they do the beds.

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