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73 convertible rear quarter panel replacement
#1
Hi again, I posted this before in another (Aesthetics, Interior and Exterior) and got some great advice, but I still don't have the nerve or the skills/tools to attempt a project of this scope.

That being said there seems to be very little documented information on how this job is accomplished on a 71-73 convertible. (most of what I found was for fastbacks and coupes).

Has anyone done this repair and if so can we see some pictures?

Regards, Chet
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The process is the same, you just need to be more careful with a convertible that that chassis is properly supported. I did the quarters on my old '73 vert and just added some extra jack stands under the rear frame rails. OMS has full convertible quarters available; more cutting and welding, less body work than the skins.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-new-f...onvertible

Make sure you do a thorough inspection of the rest of the chassis to identify 85% of your rust issues. The other 15% can only be found once you start cutting into the car... Smile


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Pm me I'd be more than happy to do the job for you at my new shop..You can see lots of the work I did on my 72 https://www.youtube.com/user/fuzzenut/videos
My advise is to do the full panels vs skins..to do the skins properly for a invisible repair requires knowing how weld a butt joint..I've yet to see a skin done where they didn't "overlap" the joint where the 2 panels meet

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