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Sweet mother of bondo!
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Went down to the body shop today. They're making good progress now, but the owner of the shop wanted me to come check out a "little problem". Turns out the rear passenger quarter panel is jacked. The car was in an accident at some point, and I already knew about that, but we thought the damage was limited to the passenger door and front fender. Anyway, they were stripping the paint off and hit body filler...a lot of body filler. After the accident it looked like they beat the quarter panel out with a hammer then hit it with about 1/4" of filler. See picture below (my finger in the body filler groove for reference). Just another snag in this adventure. Nothing several whiskies and a new quarter panel/outer wheel house can't fix.

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Steve



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#2
Bummer.Undecided
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sm3570;85174 Wrote:Went down to the body shop today. They're making good progress now, but the owner of the shop wanted me to come check out a "little problem". Turns out the rear passenger quarter panel is jacked. The car was in an accident at some point, and I already knew about that, but we thought the damage was limited to the passenger door and front fender. Anyway, they were stripping the paint off and hit body filler...a lot of body filler. After the accident it looked like they beat the quarter panel out with a hammer then hit it with about 1/4" of filler. See picture below (my finger in the body filler groove for reference). Just another snag in this adventure. Nothing several whiskies and a new quarter panel/outer wheel house can't fix.

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That looks very minor...I wouldn't do a qtr section for that little bit of damage..Stud welder..some pulling..some metal work..shrinking disc..better than new

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#4
I like the Whiskey part... bummer on the concealed damage. That's why I'm afraid to get into the body work.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Steve, I'm excited about the progress but bummed out about the bondo. Maker's Mark is pretty good stuff.

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Ah my cars drivers quarter is 1/2" mud. Oh well.

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Qcode351mach;85177 Wrote:
sm3570;85174 Wrote:Went down to the body shop today. They're making good progress now, but the owner of the shop wanted me to come check out a "little problem". Turns out the rear passenger quarter panel is jacked. The car was in an accident at some point, and I already knew about that, but we thought the damage was limited to the passenger door and front fender. Anyway, they were stripping the paint off and hit body filler...a lot of body filler. After the accident it looked like they beat the quarter panel out with a hammer then hit it with about 1/4" of filler. See picture below (my finger in the body filler groove for reference). Just another snag in this adventure. Nothing several whiskies and a new quarter panel/outer wheel house can't fix.

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That looks very minor...I wouldn't do a qtr section for that little bit of damage..Stud welder..some pulling..some metal work..shrinking disc..better than new

The picture doesn't do it justice. It's the whole side of the car, literally from the door back to the tail light panel and it looks like someone beat the crap out of it with a hammer. Also found some rust spots, holes and whatnot. It's just ugly.

Don65Stang;85179 Wrote:Steve, I'm excited about the progress but bummed out about the bondo. Maker's Mark is pretty good stuff.

LOL it makes it easier to deal with, Don!

droptop73;85178 Wrote:I like the Whiskey part... bummer on the concealed damage. That's why I'm afraid to get into the body work.

Yeah, it was the last part to strip the finish on too. The rest of the car wasn't too bad, some patching here and there.

Steve



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Minor damage. OUR CAR WAS STRIPPED FULLY. lOTS OF DINGS AND DANGS EVERYWHERE. hIDING UNDER THAT PAIN WAS 40 YEARS OF DAMAGE
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Was Going by the little bit in the picture..If the qtr is that bad then do what you gotta do !

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#10
Don Knob Creek is what I would need for unexpected expenses! Usually keep a bottle Knob Creek along with Makers in the pantry.
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