57.jpg

Rear Inner-Outer Quarter

Home
My Thunderbird experience
Final Assembly
Body Assembly
Diary
Dayton Convention
Restoration Problems
Panel Gaping
Planning
Shop/Garage
Engine
Engine Start up
Transmission
Body
Frame
Tops
Powder coating
Restoration Pictures
Helpful Tips and Information
Photo Gallary
Related Links
Friends Rides
Cars and Parts for sale
Restoration Web Sites
pic#1
-017.jpg

   The inner rocker panel and rear body mount will be replaced

pic#2
003.jpg

   The rear inner quarter panel was repaired with rivots and will be removed and new will be welded in.

pic#3
9-004.jpg

   An earlier repair of the back of the previous photo.

pic#4
012.jpg

   This product will be used to protect inner panels.In my opinion it has more advantages than Por 15.It can be applied over rust with the same results as Por 15.In addition it has a long shelf life and sun doesn't effect the gloss.

pic#5
welding-pic509-028.jpg

   The inner rocker panel and floor replacment were welded in.With weld grinding and some body filler this section should look good.

pic#6
welding-pic509-006.jpg

    The repair panel was placed on the quarter and marked for the cut out.Notice all the dark areas on the cut out area.This is lead repairing 5 or 6 smaller rust areas.

pic#7
9-009.jpg

   A view of the cut out area.With the cut out it makes it easier to repair the inner panel.

pic#8
20-006.jpg

   Clamping the inner quarter panel in place for welding.

pic#9
-007.jpg

   Another picture of the inner quarter.Nice to be able to rotate the body.

pic#10
9-021.jpg

   It's coming together nice.Clamping and welding the end cap and the inner and outer quarter panel.

pic#11
1-010.jpg

   Spraying the inner panels before covering the quarter.

pic#12
10-009.jpg

   More  spraying of the inside of the outer quarter panel before welding on.

pic#13
510-013.jpg

   The quarter repair panel was welded on.After welding it and not checking before hand it didn't have the right contour.From the middle at the top of the fender skirt to the end of the repair panel the weld was cut.The panel had a bulge and was not straight so I clamped a pipe from the back edge of the door to the tail light housing and rewelded.The fender skirt was checked for fit and the brackets mounted.