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nos rear quarter panel value???
#1
I found a nos rear quarter panel listed as "make an offer" Anyone have any suggestions on what it's worth? Images show that it appears to be in good condition.
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mcline71;163994 Wrote:I found a nos rear quarter panel listed as "make an offer" Anyone have any suggestions on what it's worth? Images show that it appears to be in good condition.
800-1500 depends how bad YOU need it

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#3
I agree: as much as $1500.

This is my thinking on an expensive NOS piece vs a "value" priced repro piece:

If you are concerned about the strictest orginality and want a concours-correct, 100-point show winner, then you will need the NOS panels.
Of course, the monetary value of having those on the car is supported by every other aspect of the car also having the same quality of parts and orginality.
If the rest of the car is not up to that high standard, and has shoddy or repro parts on it...then what is the point?

To replace both 1/4s with NOS sheetmetal will cost you around $3000 us whatever the instsllstion and prep/paint work is...at least another $1000.

If you use cheap sftermarket panels, you could probably get both sides for $300 or less. The $2700 you saved will more than offset the ectrs expense of having them fitted correctly.
If done correctly, very few will ever be able to tell, unless they are poking around in the trunk.

Remember, its only "original" once. Adding new and expensive NOS sheetmetal and new paint will be nice, but it certainly won't be "original" any more.
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Qcode351mach;164044 Wrote:800-1500 depends how bad YOU need it

+1 - that's the going range.

-Kurt

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Kit Sullivan;164048 Wrote:I agree: as much as $1500.

This is my thinking on an expensive NOS piece vs a "value" priced repro piece:

If you are concerned about the strictest orginality and want a concours-correct, 100-point show winner, then you will need the NOS panels.
Of course, the monetary value of having those on the car is supported by every other aspect of the car also having the same quality of parts and orginality.
If the rest of the car is not up to that high standard, and has shoddy or repro parts on it...then what is the point?

To replace both 1/4s with NOS sheetmetal will cost you around $3000 us whatever the instsllstion and prep/paint work is...at least another $1000.

If you use cheap sftermarket panels, you could probably get both sides for $300 or less. The $2700 you saved will more than offset the ectrs expense of having them fitted correctly.
If done correctly, very few will ever be able to tell, unless they are poking around in the trunk.

Remember, its only "original" once. Adding new and expensive NOS sheetmetal and new paint will be nice, but it certainly won't be "original" any more.
I'm going to agree mostly except about price..To install a N.O.S. qtr is about 1/4 of the labor vs a repro which is in essence doing a section
I have yet to see any repro otr section done properly for a seamless replacement..Not saying it hasn't been done but in over 25 years of doing body work paint I haven't seen it yet other muscle cars included. The problem is most owners wouldn't pay for the extra work which is why 99.9 of the installs are done with a overlap 2nd is not many techs have the chops to perform a seamless butt welded section on such a large panel so its overlap & let the bondo fly..Which still takes more time than doing a full nos quarter..I always charged more for a doing a qtr section vs full oem panel in my shop & If doing a section I always gave the customer a choice of overlap vs seamless butt weld..Very few chose a seamless repair given it was about 1000.00 more per side.. the 2700 you quoted is cheap for a qtr section overlap 1350.. a side...At that price I wouldn't expect much of a quality job

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Qcode351mach;164144 Wrote:
Kit Sullivan;164048 Wrote:I agree: as much as $1500.

This is my thinking on an expensive NOS piece vs a "value" priced repro piece:

If you are concerned about the strictest orginality and want a concours-correct, 100-point show winner, then you will need the NOS panels.
Of course, the monetary value of having those on the car is supported by every other aspect of the car also having the same quality of parts and orginality.
If the rest of the car is not up to that high standard, and has shoddy or repro parts on it...then what is the point?

To replace both 1/4s with NOS sheetmetal will cost you around $3000 us whatever the instsllstion and prep/paint work is...at least another $1000.

If you use cheap sftermarket panels, you could probably get both sides for $300 or less. The $2700 you saved will more than offset the ectrs expense of having them fitted correctly.
If done correctly, very few will ever be able to tell, unless they are poking around in the trunk.

Remember, its only "original" once. Adding new and expensive NOS sheetmetal and new paint will be nice, but it certainly won't be "original" any more.
I'm going to agree mostly except about price..To install a N.O.S. qtr is about 1/4 of the labor vs a repro which is in essence doing a section
I have yet to see any repro otr section done properly for a seamless replacement..Not saying it hasn't been done but in over 25 years of doing body work paint I haven't seen it yet other muscle cars included. The problem is most owners wouldn't pay for the extra work which is why 99.9 of the installs are done with a overlap 2nd is not many techs have the chops to perform a seamless butt welded section on such a large panel so its overlap & let the bondo fly..Which still takes more time than doing a full nos quarter..I always charged more for a doing a qtr section vs full oem panel in my shop & If doing a section I always gave the customer a choice of overlap vs seamless butt weld..Very few chose a seamless repair given it was about 1000.00 more per side

Thanks for the great info. From what I've read in previous posts I thought it sounded like putting on a full panel was easier than a repro panel because of alignment issues etc. Going to check and see if the guy still has the panel and then check my checking account balance if he still has it and I can't afford it I'll pass along the info on the guy who has it.
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#7
Is it a RH by any chance?

-Kurt

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#8
My repros 1/4s were installed with an overlap ( not by me...i knew i was not skilled enough for that). This was done almost 20 years ago and still looks great. It is absolutely undetectable on the outside to all but the most detailed scrutinization. It is near perfect to me.
I will admit that the lap section is clearly evident inside the trunk...you cant hide that. But it is high up on the inside so it takes some real effort to feel it, let alone actually see it. You certainly cannot see it from just casually looking into the trunk.
I did have it done by a very skilled body man, and I knew it could not turn out well if done incorrectly. He did it fast, pretty quickly and he charged me $600 left in primer, ready to paint.
I have never regretted it so far...

These are the repro half 1/4s installed many years ago. Looks good to me !


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cudak888;164149 Wrote:Is it a RH by any chance?

-Kurt

Left hand....sorry.

Kit Sullivan;164153 Wrote:My repros 1/4s were installed with an overlap ( not by me...i knew i was not skilled enough for that). This was done almost 20 years ago and still looks great. It is absolutely undetectable on the outside to all but the most detailed scrutinization. It is near perfect to me.
I will admit that the lap section is clearly evident inside the trunk...you cant hide that. But it is high up on the inside so it takes some real effort to feel it, let alone actually see it. You certainly cannot see it from just casually looking into the trunk.
I did have it done by a very skilled body man, and I knew it could not turn out well if done incorrectly. He did it fast, pretty quickly and he charged me $600 left in primer, ready to paint.
I have never regretted it so far...

These are the repro half 1/4s installed many years ago. Looks good to me !

Beautiful car!
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#10
Thanks, dude!
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