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Old 06-12-2014, 08:47 PM
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1970 chevelle quarter panel replacement

Looking for some advice on how to get my new quarter panels on my 1970 Chevelle. After getting the old bondoed panels off, I quickly realized I had a much larger issue I was going to have to tackle. As you can see, the frame is a bit bent. I always noticed that the left side of the rear bumper sat lower than the right, now I know why. The car is backed in at an angle, so it looks a lot worse than what it truly is. What do I need to do to get this fixed? Please help.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:46 AM
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You need a good frame man.....Or a new frame...try unbolting the rear body mount bolts to see if the body springs back where it should be ,if the body stays down then the inner structure of the 1/4 is also bent and will need to be replaced....If thats the case,Its a big job that requires a bit of experiance
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Mike is exactly right, you need to get the frame right before you hang any panels or you will be in for a world of headaches. If you're floor is level, you could likely fix the frame yourself, but the best option is to find a local frame shop or collision shop with a frame machine to get it back to factory specs, then you can start on the body.

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Car has most likely been hit in the rear and the frame kinked over the axle. It will have been pushed forward on that side too and have a diamond in the frame.
As said, it needs to be corrected now before any further work on the body. Too bad you didn't notice this before tearing it apart. You could have driven it to a shop...
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