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Old 01-01-2018, 09:19 PM
Chevey Chevey is offline
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How's it going Perry? Have you finished it?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:21 PM
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Chevey,

I did get the trunk pan installed in one piece. Since I had to replace both rear quarters, I removed enough of the quarter panel to slide the trunk pan from the side and rear. Since then I've spot welded the new wheel tubs together and spot welded in place. Dimensionally everything lines up perfectly side to side, front to rear. I've already temporarily fitted the new quarter panels and now I will make my final cuts before I have to but weld a mile of joint haha. I did learn the best way, or at least I think it's the best way, is to use a pneumatic flange tool that creates a beveled edge for both edges that creates a valley between the edges so when I stitch weld the joint it provides more weld surface so when I grind down the weld I don't run the risk of the joint cracking. If you have a better idea I'm all ears

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Old 01-09-2018, 10:23 AM
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Why are you cutting the quarter.!
Where are you useing a flange tool.
Please post some pics.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:25 AM
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Mestorod70,

I eventually had to cut the quarter due to rust and found getting that quarter section out made it a whole lot easier putting the trunk pan in.

Below are a couple video's using a manual & pneumatic flange tool. I have a pneumatic one. I haven't started the work yet but after seeing the video it makes perfect sense. I do have to admit that I'm in no way a professional body man but... it does make sense. Perhaps if there are any body guys out there hopefully they could chime with their experience. The second video shows using the pneumatic flange tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpH50kh4W00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1whkWuL8gRw

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:03 AM
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Your new quarter should be installed in one piece.
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