11-08-2003, 11:27:00 PM
where would you guys recommend getting replacement quarter panels? I need to replace my drivers quarter because of damage and bondo that is already there. do you suppose this area can be replaced with a patch cut off of another car?
here is the car:
and this is the highlited section that will need replacing:
11-08-2003, 11:33:00 PM
I would go with a Goodmark rear quarter skin.
www.moementumcamaro.com (http://www.moementumcamaro.com) has them.
11-09-2003, 01:44:00 AM
I second that. The parts don't get any better.
11-09-2003, 09:07:00 AM
Am I right in interpeting your cars damaged rear panel is an area about 6" wide, from the top of the rear wheel lip and arching back to the tail light?
If thats the case and there is no rust/rot, then I recommend finding the best old style metal shaper/body worker in your area. A skilled metal artist could (from my view) straighten that area out within a few hours and you'd save yourself allot of money and time.
I have a guy that I pay cash to do my body work in my shop. He can't spray paint for sh*t, but give him a set of quality hammers and dollies and the guy is a friggin Rembrant. Within 16 hours he straightened 2 rear quater panels on my '70. It already had replacement panels on both sides and they were wasted. One large area above a wheel well had several 2" deep areas filled with bondo cheese. Once I ground the panels down to metal it looked like it was hit several times with a bowling ball.
The "artist" I use had hand hammered, metal shrunk, heat-cooled and hand formed both sides within 16 hours. No spot had bondo any thicker than just under 1/8", and that was in small spots, not 12" patches. It is glass smooth now and ready for black paint if I chose.
I pay my guy $30 an hour cash, so the panel work cost in the $500 range, still a huge savings over replacement. You might want to concider it.
11-10-2003, 09:10:00 PM
I agree with psychohamster why replace good solid metal, I was taught in body school how to do the repair correctly, but it is becoming a dying art, just don't let them drill holes to pull it out, if they do that you might as well replace it and the goodmark skins I bought match my originals pretty close
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11-10-2003, 11:16:00 PM
im afraid it looks like someone took a hammer to this thing in a maniacal fit of rage. looking at it from the inside of the trunk shows that it is very rough and probably creased. my good friends dad can do body panels and i think i may have him do the work. just wondering what would be the best replacement. i think those skins may be the way to go. depending on Moes truck freight fee, i may end up ordering from NPD.
11-10-2003, 11:56:00 PM
<font face="Arial,Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by SimonRage:
im afraid it looks like someone took a hammer to this thing in a maniacal fit of rage. looking at it from the inside of the trunk shows that it is very rough and probably creased.</font>
If you decide to patch that area then the view from inside the trunk is going to look like a C-section. I wouldn't be able to justify the added cost to put on a full panel, but thats just me.