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Quarter Panel Replacement Question
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It takes some practice but a torch welder made by Henrob what is now Cobra is how some shops do it. We had couple women at our stamping plant that welded up splits in body panels with them and did not warp the panel and were fast. It was an approved by Ford method of repairing panels.
The torch also works fantastic with brazing rods. 
One of the issues with MIG is that the welds are pretty hard compared to the base metal. The torch welds will be soft. If you use propane the welds are harder also.
TIG also takes some practice. 
I am going to see if I can get back into the grove with mine. When I was in high school I was good with torch and first thing I bought was a Smith's torch outfit that I still have. It is like buying a guitar you have to practice. Mine has been sitting for years so I need practice. Keeping the metal cool and also hammering the weld is the secret.
You have probably seen demonstrations at swap meets with the torch. They make it look easy and can do aluminum also. 
As you can see the picture of the box it comes with lots of tips for different things. Has a DVD and you can see that the person doing the demonstration is an artist, lol. You use much less gas than with a normal torch. You set regulators at 5 lbs.. I did also get their low pressure regulators. 
Here is link to the mfg of the torch with some questions and answers.
https://detroittorch.com/pages/faq
Demo video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBWy3SPFGe4
They are not cheap but we used them for years in a mfg. enviornment with no issue. Just have to learn and practice, practice, practice.


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Thanks to Fabrice, Bentworker, David, turtle5353, Don C, Mister 4x4 for taking a moment to share your experience and expertise. You have all given me lots to think about as I prepare to take on this new challenge... quarter panel replacement. I will let you know how it goes.

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