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#1 Verderad

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:52 PM

I'm in the process of fitting rear quarter panel, first day of fettling.  

I have a gap between the lip on the panel and the B Post

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The lip on the panel is good until the top 150mm  where it starts moving away at the top its about 5mm 

 

Looking from inside the car into the lip on the panel 

 

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Whats the best way to fix this?  

 

Slot the edge of the panel and move the lip over to the B Post?   

 

 



#2 sonikk4

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 08:59 PM

Ahh thats looks very familiar

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Hopefully that will help you.



#3 Verderad

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:10 PM

@Sonikk4 thanks, that’s what I thought would be required. Not sure my welding is up to panels that show.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:16 PM

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Take your time and it will work.



#5 wreckitralph

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:02 PM

whats the steel like on the magnum quarters is it thin like the inner cills i have here the heritage panels do seem thicker and heavier  but i havent got quarters to compare



#6 Shifty

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:51 AM

There are 2 types of pattern rear 1/4s.  One that blends in higher up the pillars and one that cuts into the seam.  

 

The higher up type is decent, the type you have is utter garbage.  Unless you have some sentimental attachment to the panel, chuck it away and get the other type.



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:01 AM

Few ideas / pointers - It might sound obvious but also make sure you check the fit of the side glass in the aperture before you commit to final welding and filler sculpture. Even a slight error in the size of the hole can look awful once fully assembled and I know this is a MK3>>> but in the case of a Mk1 put excessive strain on the frame. It's also worth comparing the depth of the horizonal part of the aperture at the top of the new panel with the other (Original) side as a pattern LMC panel (Which I think are now Magnum)  I fitted many years ago was too deep near the front (B post) end. Mark it and measure both at several points as it is not a uniform depth along it's full length and may explain why it sticks out so much at the B post in those images.

 

Roger


Edited by dodge44, 13 October 2019 - 09:02 AM.





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