So yesterday i went to look at a quarter that a friend of a friend had packed in the back of storage. Its not the best piece but i cant expect much from a 45 year old quarter. It need some love and tlc but it my only option. It better than waiting around for who knows how long for anothe not knowing the condition and paying almost double to get it shiped to me so im just gona use this one. Its a lemans quarter from a convertable so ill have to cut it on the body line to the trunk area and it should b fine. Looks like it realy only needs a lower quarter patch but will find out when i strip it. Other than that just alot of dings and dents but thats why the make body hammers and that great stuff called bondo. Hopefully i can get it good enough were i do t need more than an 1/8 inch of filler. Wish me luck
GOOD LUCK Bobby......I've been asking around, but no luck....quarters are hard to find...I would love to find 2 NOS ones.....I'd prolly build another car around them!!! Eric P.S. This Sunday morning....there will be a bunch of cars at the Bob's/ West Marine Shopping Center on Sunrise HWY in West Islip....I'm gonna try to go. Early in the morning....you should come.
So i got the quarter redy to go. Cut out the old and pulled and straightend what had to be fixed and tacked in the new/old quarter. Gona finish welding it in tomorrow. Still have to cut and weld in a lower patch piece cause the bottom few inches is fusted out. So far so good
Thanks mrbill. Im trying not to show the little three year old boy inside me criying and taking a temper tantrum. Started to weld in the lower quarter section today and ran out of gas and welding supply place is closed for the holiday. Have to wait till tomorrow. Want it done as fast as possible so it will b like it never happened. Out of site out of mind. Thanks for the compliment.
Everything welded in and started the body work on it. And when i say started the body work i mean ill give it a first coat and rough it in and have my buddys finish. Im by no means a body man. Think This quarter will have less bond on it than the origanal quarter maybe a 1/16 -1/8 after primer. Only spot were it needed more bondo was were the quarter meets the trunk. Had a little dip in it about 6 inches long.
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