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I have a 69 firebird. I am 16 got a part time job and I cant afford much. I need to replace the rear skins. Can I fiberglass them on. RIght now there is no metal there and it is a big enoguh area that i can get to it to put lots of fiberglass on from diffenent angles. What do you guys suggest??
 

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Have any pictures? If not can you get some?

I'm not exactly sure what the cars problem is. if you could exsplain the infected area, size, location a bit better, I can tell you a little better on what should be best.

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To large of an area, I would stay away from glass. On the other hand, we just installed a quarter on a 72 Caprice with adhesive instead of welding. It was tacked in place, but it was glued on and that stuff is tight!
 

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The problem is, that behind the wheele well is gone, the origonals owners never pulled the drain pugs in the car so that metal is completly gone but i can get to it from the trunk. I would be able to get a really good layer of fiber-glass in there 2. And also the wheele wells are shot. I am going to buy replacments for 50 bucks each and i can take off the inner panel to get to it. I believe i would be able to do a good job fiberglassing but im not sure it will be the best thing. I dont want to be finnished panitng to over a curb and have it break off. Also this car will be an everyday driver but im not going to drive it when the road crews put salt down. What you guys think
 

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Do not gob it up with fiberglass. Thats a cheap short term sad fix. Get some patch panels welded in. If your a welder you can do it, if your not just ask around at some welding shops if they will weld it on for you and you'll do the rest. They shouldn't charge much if you make the patch panels.

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