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Ryoko

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Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:56:43 PM »
This is a video of a body shop guy who is having all sorts of trouble fitting an aftermarket qtr panel that didn't fit. (Caution - very rough language and lots of shouting.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSeq-plhHd8

Is this typical? I'm wondering because I want to replace the qtrs on my project rather than make a metallic quilt. I don't expect them to be a perfect fit. But the example in this video wasn't even close.

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Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 10:03:23 PM »
I have a friend here who built an entire 1969 Camaro from replacement body panels.  Seriously.  It looks fine.  So I would say it's okay to be brave.  The stuff all came from Year one, whoever they use.
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Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 07:00:05 AM »
I didn't watch the entire video but that guy is going out of his way to exaggerate the problem... It's an act and he made a few number of mistakes at the beginning. I would agree that some aftermarket parts could be a nightmare but not if you get them from a reputable place. I would recommend Ames as they purchased the tooling and such.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 08:17:31 AM by Jack »




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Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 08:10:59 AM »
I have seen this video before.  That guy shouldn't call himself a bodyman... do they fit perfectly? No, can you make them work? Absolutely.  Even NOS parts take finessing to fit, these cars were not build with tight tolerances. I have used many repop panels over the years with some fitting great and other I had to work to make fit.
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Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 04:50:05 PM »
I actually like that guy in the video, I always found him entertaining. He puts on a show, but what can you do?

I replaced my driver side quarter, outer wheel well and quarter drop off using AMD parts, links below. Fit was OK, they required some tinkering but in the end, I was pleased.

http://www.autometaldirect.com/--p-1130.html

http://www.autometaldirect.com/--p-1274.html

http://www.autometaldirect.com/--p-2742.html



Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
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Ryoko

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Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 07:01:36 PM »
Pete is sorta entertaining. The screaming and hissy fits do get old, however. At least you can see him actually do stuff unlike the crapola on Discovery.

Re: Replacing a quarter panel with aftermarket parts nightmare
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