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Well it has been about 5 1/2 months since I started tearing into my 67 convertible and here are the latest progress pics. Hope to be painting come spring. Have the passenger side quarter and rear tail light panel and will be done with the metal work. More can be found on my web site.

Want to thank everyone on this web site for such great posts over time. I don't always have time to contribute, but I try to as much as I can. A word of advise for the new comers, the posts of fellow VMF'ers is priceless. I started a word document where I cut and paste all the good posts that I know I will reference in the future. I am up to 20 pages already.

Thanks
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Looks good. One question though. Did you lap or butt weld the front of the fender? I see spot welds and got to wondering.
 

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I lap welded and the series of spot welds was to make sure it didn't get any waves in the metal. I did a few spots at a time up and down the seam. Filled it all in and ground it down. I will smooth it out with filler before painting.

BTW...Nice stand. Looks familar.
 

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I'm curious as to why you cut the quarter where you did, why not replace it all the way to the door jamb? It seems to me that would have been less work.

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Good work. Great pics.

One request though. Make your pics smaller next time, please.

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Yeah sorry about the pic size. I chose to make the seam where I did because the front part of the quarter was not rusted and I didn't want to go through the headache of dealing with aligning the doors. Since everything lined up perfectly and looked great prior to me tearing into it, I didn't want to jeopardize that. I also only patched the wheel well because I didn't need to replace the whole piece.

On that note, one word of advise to people doing a quarter replacement, I found it was easiest to weld in the new trunk drop off first, size the wheel well patch, weld it to the rest of the wheel well and pre-drill the spot weld for where it connects to the drop-off, but wait on welding that until the quarter panel is in place. This allowed the pieces to all pull together nicely. Just a good lesson learned.
 

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Yeah sorry about the pic size. I chose to make the seam where I did because the front part of the quarter was not rusted and I didn't want to go through the headache of dealing with aligning the doors. Since everything lined up perfectly and looked great prior to me tearing into it, I didn't want to jeopardize that.
My bodyman made the same decision for the same reason. Good work.
 
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