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Partial Quarter Replacement
This week I received a LH partial quarter panel. I find it looks rough and badly punched together. Here are some photos. I’m curious to hear if this looks OK or normal or if it’s crap. All I know at the moment is it doesn’t look as good as the one on my car now....



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Got a pair of same in garage, I think from Goodmark. I don't even know why they put so many welds on something you will never use as is. The shape of the sides is ok, tested it on both my cars and it's a nice fit.
but yeah the bottom is joke.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
what did or are you going to do with it?
Yea, I have a pair of those that I just ended up practicing my welding for sheet metal on, mine didn't have so many welds on the bottom though. On my actual panels that I used for replacement, I had to break a few of the bottom welds to make it fit correctly as well, that many on the bottom of yours will surely be a pain. The shape is correct at least but the QC for the welds is a joke. Good luck.

(05-26-2019, 03:29 PM)Vinnie Wrote: what did or are you going to do with it?
Bought them long ago, thinking only lower part of the quarter panel needed change... not.
But I think I will have less pain once I need to make the bottom, as mine were no spot welded at all, just one or two, to hold the folded metal.
On yours, looks like the guy was talking on the phone while using the spot welder and added a pair of spots every inches Smile

Tho, if you cut on the edge and make a small patch that is flush vs double as they did, you'll end up with a nice piece.
I don't believe these are available anyway, so one way or another, you'll have to break-in your welding machine. Wink

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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