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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2011, 11:07:36 PM »

My only other idea is to do some plug welds by drilling holes in one of the two pieces and then use a mig welder to fill the hole. Twocents

This is prob what I'll end up doing. Plug weld, grind smooth, use spot welder between smooth plus welds to achieve factory look.
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2011, 11:11:11 PM »

More pics.

Got the pass quarter skin cut off. Found the car to be very solid underneath.



More of the driver skin removed.

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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2011, 11:34:29 PM »

Did my first test fit of the drivers quarter. Lots of work to do to make it perfect. Biggest issue is the 1/2" gap between the quarter and wheelhouse mating surface.

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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2011, 03:49:24 PM »

I guess all the car are a little different,but 1/2 thats a good little gap.Any ideas on how to fix that? it looks good.
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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2011, 02:02:07 PM »

looking good  cheers
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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2012, 10:24:14 PM »

Sorry for the lack of progress, was out of town setting up a new movie theater in Colorado for the past month. Anyways I've been back at it and making some good progress.














Still a lot of work to do before it's all done but it's nice to see the panels get test fitted. Makes me feel like there is an end to this in sight.
Hopefully I can get the car blasted next week so I can epoxy it then get to welding the panels.
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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 07:08:52 AM »

Good job man, it's coming along nicely!  It'll be in primer before you know it.  Nothing like having a project finally in one color to boost moral!

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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2012, 11:35:01 PM »

Thats crazy! looks great though! coolgleamA
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2012, 08:37:57 PM »

Some more progress recently.

Had the rear of the car blasted



Epoxy sprayed



Inside quarters sprayed.



Repaired my previous attemp at fixing the drivers wheel well. Fits perfect this time



Quarter extension done. I used the spot welder on this.



Rear end test fit.


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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2012, 02:57:24 AM »

Hey! That's a car!  scratchchin  nana

Good job!
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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2012, 09:26:58 PM »

The car is moving along nicely. 2thumbs
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« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2012, 09:56:20 PM »

Sprayed some undercoating on the quarters today. I used the resto Rick stuff. Came out good.

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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2012, 07:54:15 AM »

Definitely lots of work going on there. Looks great! Hats off for taking on such a big job right in the home garage. I can smell the paint fumes already!  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2012, 03:20:02 PM »

Thanks for posting the pics. I'm just starting and don't know what I'm doing. I'm learning as I go which is half the fun. I've had to fend off the naysayers who tell me to get rid of the car and that it's too much work. Now I can show them your work and that will take care of that. Are you doing the welding? That is really good work I see. How did you learn to weld? I cut out a piece of bad metal behind the right front tire along the firewall and am feeling pretty good about my learning process. I got a long way to go but your work is an inspiration!
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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2012, 06:35:13 PM »

  Be sure to coat the backside of the inside edge of that lip that holds the trim to the rear quarter window. It's a blind spot the factory missed in production and where my car rotted under the trim.
  Very good progress!  2thumbs
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« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2012, 08:21:06 PM »

Having lots of problems with the valance corners. Can't get the quarter pushed over enough to meet the valance and make a nice gap before the quarter comes into contact with the trunk extension.... Been messing with it for a few days now.
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« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2012, 08:44:34 PM »

Having lots of problems with the valance corners. Can't get the quarter pushed over enough to meet the valance and make a nice gap before the quarter comes into contact with the trunk extension.... Been messing with it for a few days now.

I've not heard of any fitting right, you'll need to slice it, spread the gap til it fits and then insert a wedge to repair the opening. Both sides on mine required a triangular piece added 3/8" or so wide at the top along the quarter side. The valance side was ok, but had to adjust the angle it sat against the inner valance.
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« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »

Having lots of problems with the valance corners. Can't get the quarter pushed over enough to meet the valance and make a nice gap before the quarter comes into contact with the trunk extension.... Been messing with it for a few days now.

I've not heard of any fitting right, you'll need to slice it, spread the gap til it fits and then insert a wedge to repair the opening. Both sides on mine required a triangular piece added 3/8" or so wide at the top along the quarter side. The valance side was ok, but had to adjust the angle it sat against the inner valance.


Do you have any pics of this?
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« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2012, 09:46:59 PM »

I had some problems with mine as well.Where did you get your corners? I'm not sure if charger specialists or AMD are the same,but this website was a great help. http://www.69hemi.com/sheet.html

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« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2012, 10:17:53 PM »

I had some problems with mine as well.Where did you get your corners? I'm not sure if charger specialists or AMD are the same,but this website was a great help. http://www.69hemi.com/sheet.html

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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2012, 05:42:08 AM »

Please post pics of what your dealing with on the corner caps, I need to replace my rear valance and corners also! scratchchin
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« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2012, 06:09:20 AM »


Do you have any pics of this?

This pic shows the ground area where I inserted the filler wedge.  I can post better pics of the operation tonight....
Basically, I made it fit to the rear valance perfectly, ignoring the fit to the quarter.  Then sliced the corner piece vertically near the quarter panel, aligned and clamped the flap against the qtr then fill the opened up slice with a patch piece.  After it fit nice, I plug welded the corner to the qtr off the car.
You may also need to "adjust" your trunk extensions or grind down the mating flaps if the corner/qtr bottom doesn't pull in tight.
Another tip, I tacked a drilled tab to the bottom of the qtr, beneath the marker light, hooked a ratchet strap to the tab and pulled it gently in towards the frame.  This is better than palming the qtr which might dent/distort it
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2012, 11:18:55 AM »

Thanks for the explanation and the ratchet strap tip. I think I got the idea now. Still would like to see the other pics though when you can. Thanks again.
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« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2012, 05:17:57 PM »

Thanks for the explanation and the ratchet strap tip. I think I got the idea now. Still would like to see the other pics though when you can. Thanks again.

I don't have one showing the section before I welded it up, but this will hopefully clarify what I did
(and, yes I did blast again after this was taken!)

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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2012, 07:14:15 PM »

This is what I've got right now.




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