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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #320 on: August 08, 2017, 04:57:01 PM »
After readjusting the trunk latch, catch, hinges, spoilers and using some good ole fashion Canadian enginuity like this:



The result is not perfect, but much better and I'm OK with this:



Here it is out of the garage for some fresh air at last:





I didn't notice the damage above the marker light (below pic) until I took this pic. I'm certain it was caused by me when I was trying to line up the new tail panel and placed a block of wood inside the trunk to help support things, must of hammered on the block one too many times  :mad: Is there any way I can smooth out this lump without paint damage?



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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #321 on: August 08, 2017, 06:19:57 PM »
Turned out great. I doubt your Canadian ingenuity though, I don't see any Molson's on there eh. LOL.
As for the bump in the quarter, around here theres a guy that goes to local body shops that claims paintless dent repair. You might want to see if you can find someone in your area that offers that kind of service.
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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #322 on: August 08, 2017, 06:32:23 PM »
There's an unwritten law up here that all beer must be kept refrigerated at all times so I had to use the cases of water as the back up goalie.

Thanks for the tip, gonna source someone out.

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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #323 on: August 09, 2017, 04:48:44 AM »
That came out great! Good job! Can you upload a couple of pictures of the tail panel in primer or paint before all of the lights and spoilers we're put back on?

I bet you sleep better at night knowing the tin worm is not chewing through the tail of your car anymore.
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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #324 on: August 09, 2017, 11:46:26 AM »
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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #325 on: August 09, 2017, 06:46:45 PM »
Looks great! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Project Rear Tail Panel replacement has officially started (Pics Included)
« Reply #325 on: August 09, 2017, 06:46:45 PM »
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