Hey thanks for the input guys keep them coming!
Hey Midshipman i remember meeting you at Woodward Dream Cruise right? Hows it going! I was probably the only guy there without my car. Question when you and alex put those quarters on did you use a flanging tool to lap weld the skins on or did you weld them edge to edge? My autobody instructor says i should lap weld them with my flanging tool! And i cant remember exactly were you welded them right near the top of the bodyline? I only have a bad area just around the wheelwell lip and i might just cut a 2" area off of the new skins and a 2" area away from the wheelwell opening on my quarters and attach by butt welding just the small piece i need because other than that my quarters are perfect! But i need enough area cut away to get at and fix just the very edge of the outerwheelhouses. Welding them new pieces on will be a tedious job. So to be carefull not to warp the metal i will cool the stitches alot between between welds. I am hoping by doing this, 99% of the original quarter panel will still be there for strength. They do not sell just a patch panel for the wheelwell area that is what i really need! I can get the quarter skins at C.A.R.S. in Berkley MI without paying any shipping so i think it might just be worth $179.00 each to try to salvage most of the original quarters and if it does not work i will only have lost on skin. I will make sure one side is straight before i move to the other. If i put the full skins on i will flange weld them for strength. So worse case senario i would scrap one quarter skin. Oh well its worth a try when you think about what a set of NOS quarterpanels cost. $179.00 is a drop in the bucket Compared to that. Ouch!!!!!!!!!!! I would much rather put that kind of money into my engine or a professional paint job.