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The new piece is tucked under the old, kinda like shingles so water from above keeps dropping down into the trough formed at the bottom, directing it into the rocker panel. That is, whatever gets past the two drain holes.


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Hit the inside with primer and paint and made a cover to weld on.

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The gaps were there intentionally as I could not get a dolly in behind. If the patch was tight, the two pieces would start to overlap each other. Then the tedious task of trying to grind the edge of the one that's in front of the other one until it fits inside. This way, just keep tacking without issue.


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It does make for a lumpy weld though.



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Door gaps, rear, forgot to take a before shot. I had knocked the jamb edge back with a hammer, bringing the bend of the quarter bulging outwards. It was still nowhere near enough for all the collision damage and double repairs. With them, the jokers that did the body work before, and then me repairing their repairs. I had to slice open the jamb with the Dremel and pull it outwards.
I brought some weld studs from home and tacked them to the quarter panel. Made a bridge from angle iron to pull it out.


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It came out pretty good. Will require some Bondo in the jamb and on the door and quarter to level it off perfectly.

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Gapping rear of driver's door.
Huge gap at top. The lower section, I hammered the jamb backwards and it popped forward perfectly.
Silicon bronze rod added to the edge to build it up.


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This nice fender patch, installed by others of course. Fiberglass was covering holes on inside brace.

This patch was welded just a wee bit crooked.

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The patch was also welded on in a rotated orientation, too far clockwise, leaving a gap at the bottom.

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So, what else is new, cut it off of course. Then extend it so it will be large enough to put back on.


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WOW, you have been BUSY !!
Dang, you sure you aren't a bodyman by night ? That is some of the nicest work I've seen, especially the way you have corrected the pi$$ poor previous work.
All I've done is cut a quarter skin off the Camaro.
I did relocate a steering rack and re-align the steering shaft at work. Had to replace a spline X double D u-joint that cost $83.00... :oops: Glad it's not my money.
 

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Good stuff Pugsy. I have really enjoyed following along with you. You are making good time on it too.

I foresee cruising in the sun before summer. 👍

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Thanks Guys, and a Merry Christmas and New Years to all, even if we are locked up at home.
 
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I got the patch welded on except for plug welds to the bracing. I do have two screws holding, so finish welding and clean up will be good to go this afternoon.
I'm real happy with how this came out even though it's wavy. It's falling into the Bondo zone limits, so no worries.
Door gaps on driver's side now complete.


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I started on the passenger fender last nite while waiting for the POR15 to dry.

Took a bunch of notes when I ran the survey.


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Huge victory. The new antenna just fit as planned. It drops down so that the antenna can be set down with just a nub sticking out. Perfect for the car cover and no power motor to break down. Hopefully, I can leave it down for most city driving.



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An inch and a half hole saw took care of the brace material in the way. It just clears the cowl by about an 1/8". That cable is rotated to the outside to fit in. Had it backwards in this pic.


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More fiberglass....I made short work of that right quick.

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All to cover trim holes...sheesh.....


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Got a nice Christmas gift this morning. My favorite YouTube channel.

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Now, to the second fender patch. What a mess!
Pics can walk you thru this post. No commentary req'd.

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Antenna holes filled.

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Would you prefer that I get the Chevelle running again before I drop it off at your place? Ha! Your patch work looks great, keep the pics coming.
 

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Would you prefer that I get the Chevelle running again before I drop it off at your place? Ha! Your patch work looks great, keep the pics coming.
Thanks.
Yes, running is required. It's easier to locate it to body shop "jail" if it runs.....be ready next month.......;).......have you heard that one before?
 

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Bolted the fender back on after two passes of rod.

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Yes sir. You the Man.......Good stuff. 👌
Thanks. Needs another pass of rod close to the top. However, it will have to wait as I've moved to the caved in door on driver's side.
 
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