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Old 05-19-2006, 08:28 PM
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What a relief, I didn't screw up my rear quarter panel

After fitting the fiberglass trunk and extensions, I went onto block sanding the mustang, starting with the rear quarters and roof.
Very soon I could not go any futher without tackling the toughest part of my body work.
The scalop on the drivers side quarter is malformed. It lines up at the door, then projects away from the body like a ski jump. The passenger side is perfectly straight.
The scalop sticks out about 5/8" and is a real eye sore.

So I decided to tackle it, with some 2 x 4's wood blocks and a decent size hammer to hit the wood with. Probably I'll advised, but I did it anyway
So after a few light taps, it wasn't moving. So I added more force.
Finally I got it to move in almost all the way.
The problem was the rear quarter in that area also moved in and it looked to be a real mess I figured that I really screwed up.

I was kind of disgusted with myself. I never even looked at the car yesterday.
Today after work, I decided to go by and started tapping a little with the hammer and dolly.

It was kind of strange, but as I got little parts of the scallop into shape, avenues seemed to appear, where I could make a little progress in shaping the fender

Within an hour, I could begin to see where the quarter went wrong compared to the passenger side. I started tapping in a missing continuation of the body line (crease) that went just past the scallop.

I read quite a bit about hammer and dollying, and shinking disks (wish I had one) in the past weeks, and that really helped me. As the quarter began to take shape, I was really encouraged

Any way long story short I have now got the upper body line which runs from the front fender perfectly straight and flat. Considering I moved it in 5/8" inches is almost unbelieveable, to me.

I only have to contour the quarter above the scallop with the hammer and dolly a little more, then just tweak the metal flat.

The other thing I did was move the scallop down, the upper body line also tilted up as it moved away from the door. This can be seen in the before pics seen below.

Anyway thanks to all you guys for the posts and tips, I would never have guessed by tapping with a hammer and dolly, that I could have got this all fixed up and in shape again. I am really ahppy with the body line now

One question I have; What is the best way to create a well defined fairly sharp body line, where there was none before (mine is still slightly rounded)
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:46 PM
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One question I have; What is the best way to create a well defined fairly sharp body line, where there was none before (mine is still slightly rounded)
Heres a thread where we were talking about the use of masking tape along the edge of a bodyline... ...

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great pictures !!

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Old 05-20-2006, 10:57 AM
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Thanks, I'll definietly read through that.

I was kind of hoping to be able to tap out (hammer and dolly) some well defined body lines without filler, but maybe that is not possible, and not recommended
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I have a few home made caulking irons that I use for forming body lines when there's access. You'll need a helper to hold the block in the area you're working on. A chisel can also be used if you work the line just a little at a time.
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