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how hard is it to replace inner and outer rocker panel
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how hard is it to replace inner and outer rocker panel
If it needs full factory style replacements, it's a major operation. If it is only bad under the door, you can section the replacement in fairly easily. The floor pan is sandwiched between the inner and outer rockers, so it does get to be some time consuming work to replicate the original look. I had pics of this in my sig link but they are all gone now because Webshots closed down...

I will be loading some of them to my new Photobucket account and can send them to you, if interested.

Start a thread in the "restoration" forum here with pics and we can see what you're up against and can advise.

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will do . I would love to see your pictures, I may also replace the whole floor not sure yet will add pictures of both and will see whats next. Thanks
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will do . I would love to see your pictures, I may also replace the whole floor not sure yet will add pictures of both and will see whats next. Thanks
I'm going to be working on the car again soon and will start a new thread with pics. I have a 1 piece cabin floor and 1 piece trunk floor along with all new wheel houses and tail pan to install, so it needs a "bit" of work...

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I'm looking to purchase a mig welder. I found a good deal on a Millermatic 251 that's used but in like new condition. I would like something that can do more than just body panels and sheet metal but bigger isn't always better.

Is the Millermatic 251 too much welder for thin gauge body panels/ sheet metal? Any advice is appreciated!

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You'll have to turn it all the way down for sheet metal and weld in short bursts. I have an auto 180 and it is still touchy on aftermarket 24 gauge panels. I can easily weld 1/4" steel plate for repairs on my ditch mower with it.
If it's a really good deal, you can learn to work with it but it's a bit overkill for automotive use.

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TMP, I was afraid of that. I'm glad I asked here. I found a MM130xp also that looks in nearly new shape. It would prob be fine for my needs. I'm always looking for a deal but I'd buy new knowing it's the best one for my needs. Just hard to figure what my needs are and what my future needs will be.
Thanks again for the generous offer for the fenders!

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The 130 will be much easier to use for panel replacement. I use a 130 at work and actually prefer it over my 180 now. The 130 will be enough for any automotive welding you encounter. It should be capable of good pentration up to 3/16. Be sure to get a gas welder and not flux core. Flux core is difficult to use on sheet metal.

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1967 Quarter Panel Replacement.

Hi Ranger. I am looking for the best quality quarter panels for a 67 project. Do you have any input on this? I heard Goodmark was recently sold and is not as high quality as they used to be and need quarters and outer wheel houses for this car. It was my dad's and he was the original owner and it is going to be black, so the best quality is a must. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Ranger. I am looking for the best quality quarter panels for a 67 project. Do you have any input on this? I heard Goodmark was recently sold and is not as high quality as they used to be and need quarters and outer wheel houses for this car. It was my dad's and he was the original owner and it is going to be black, so the best quality is a must. Thanks for your help.

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The outer wheel houses are available from Dynacorn part number 1506R &L. They also have complete wheel house assemblies, if you discover you need it all.

Goodmark, Sherman, Golden Star are a few sources of a quarter skin and they are still only correct for '66 and need modification for a '67. Seems Dynacorn dropped their plans for a full quarter and don't list a skin either...

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