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C pillar gouge
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So I've start poking around some of the cracks in the paint on my car and I "unearthed" this gouge in the "C" pillar you can see in the picture. I had always thought this part of the sheet metal was one piece. But I can clearly see an overlap in the gouge. Any way to fix this other than just bondo it back over? Just worried it'll bubble up again in a couple years. I'm certainly not skilled enough to cut it out and replace it.


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It's the roof-to-quarter seam, which is leaded over from the factory.

It is not uncommon for badly-prepped examples to rust underneath the lead, causing the lead to split apart as on your '71. Granted, I cannot tell if your car has factory lead, or if someone went over it later on with a sealer. Either way, there appears to be quite a bit of rust at that seam, which will continue to give you problems if you simply try to skim it over.

Since your '71 is partially disassembled, I'd suggest that you clean the entire area until it is rust free (pull the rear window if you have to), then follow Q's suggestions in his recent roof seam video/thread:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-video...light=roof

Check the other side too - if you do pull the rear window, you might as well fix whatever the PO or Ford screwed up.

-Kurt

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Kurt, thank you so much. That was a great video to send my way! Complements to Qcode351mach as well! It gives me a little more hope that I can actually do this myself. I'm finding a lot more rust on this thing than I first thought...

Speaking of more rust... Found this as well. I'm wondering if I have any metal at all from the side light down on the rear quarter... Sad


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dmasini;107422 Wrote:I'm finding a lot more rust on this thing than I first thought...

Lollerz yes, that goes for all of us! I can't complain though, mine hasn't been terribly bad in the rust department. Worst part was the accident damage in the rear passenger quarter panel.

Steve



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dmasini;107422 Wrote:Speaking of more rust... Found this as well. I'm wondering if I have any metal at all from the side light down on the rear quarter... Sad

Just be glad that it looks as if you may only need to chop up a couple of repop quarter panel donors (or use the entire panel if you so choose) at the beltline or lower - I have to contend with replacing an entire quarter panel right up the C-pillar on my Mach 1. Not easy.

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cudak888;107429 Wrote:I have to contend with replacing an entire quarter panel right up the C-pillar on my Mach 1. Not easy.

-Kurt

I know your pain. No skill for me though, I had to pay for the privilege of replacing it.

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Q just posted a video that he tells the proper way to fix it
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dmasini;107422 Wrote:I'm finding a lot more rust on this thing than I first thought...

I feel yo' pain, Brutha! Big Grin Check it: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-novem...ankenstang

You're in good hands here... I couldn't have done half the stuff on my project without the advice, guidance, and support of the rest of the guys here. You can do this - just follow Scott's advice, he is truly a master (and so very cool for sharing, as well).

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Mister 4x4, you give me hope for the future! haha I'm assuming you've have some shop knowledge. I may have to follow SM3570's and pay for the privilege myself! Or at least somewhere in between. Not going to let this car beat me though.

So if they filled the roof to quarter seam with lead and some is left over I'm going to get lead dust in my garage? You guys do anything to combat that?

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Yeah, I had somewhat better than basic shop knowledge - but nothing like I needed as I went along - I learned the things I've done so far pretty much on the fly. The big thing is to not be afraid of messing it up. Of course, on a project like mine that's not really a problem - nowhere to go but up. LOL

Definitely wear a dust mask when grinding/sanding on the leaded areas, then make sure to clean it up after. Can't really get away from having to do something with it. If you're really worried about it and will be repainting the whole car, you might consider removing all of the lead in the roof seams on the other side, and on both A-pillars (which is what I'll be doing to mine, since I'll be taking the body down to nothing anyway). If the other spots are in good shape, I'd leave 'em alone and just fix the one you showed.

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