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Do these seams require filling, or not?

I've started the unenviable process of replacing the rear window/trunk filler panel on my 67...Now then...the seams where the panel butts up with the sail panels, were filled and rounded off, to match the rounded lower corners of the bright window trim.
Not long ago I spotted another 67 done with the seams visible, and it seemed a little strange, as there was a gap at the curve of the window trim...so...to fill or not to fill...that is the question!
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I am completely in the dark on this one. However, most panels are spot welded and there most likely would have been a seam - obviously.

So, I wonder if the factory may have slapped a little lead in that seam like they did on the quarter panel/roof joint. If it were me, I would want to seal the seam just to ensure no water could seep down in there and rust. I would probably go with some body filler, and sand it down below where the 2 pieces join so you could see the joint, not make it perfectly smooth - unless it gets covered up by a trim piece or vinyl top - in which case I would probably use some JB Weld epoxy to seal it.

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