VALANCE BETWEEN TAILIGHTS
Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:15 PM
is there a reproduction?
any chance a chevelle would work?
anyone have one they would be willing to part with?
1970 402 4 Speed Triple Green
1971 402 4 Speed Blue
2014 Dodge RAM 2500
Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:40 PM
Nope , Chevelle panel won't work,tried it. found mine thru a member in Illinois. Leo, Hector or Jared. I hate surprises!
Is it on the sides that the panel won't work, or everything? Mine is rusted just at the bottom lip where water got into the caulking on the inside. Chopping up a replacement panel for the middle curvature would be cheaper than using a shrinker/stretcher.
Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:11 AM
My '71 had what sounds like the same issue.
I knew I had some metal working to do overall and wanted to try to do it myself. I picked up a welder and some body working tools, along with a 4x8 sheet of sheet metal. This is my first go around with any of this sort of thing and I figured this is one area that isn't too critical or visible. I shaped 3 pieces by hand and with a rigged up bender, then welded into place. First shot at welding sheet metal too.
Learned a few things, pretty much what not to do - thinned out the metal way too much when grinding and cleaning, resulted in blowing holes with the welder.
Some frustration, but I'm good with end result, still not 'completed' yet, but closer.
Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:13 PM
I started out with Nothing........I still have most of it!
1971 SBC355, Muncie M20 4-Speed
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