1965 Fastback Quarter Panel Replacement And Rust Repair

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    The owner of this 1965 Fastback found us on a forum and brought us this nice original paint Mustang from out of state. He has replaced the front floor pans, right fender apron, taillight panel and patched the right quarter panel. He was not happy with how the quarter came out and wanted Brian to replace the quarter along with a little rust repair.

    This is how it looked when we got it.

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    Brian cut off the quarter panel

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    We sent it out for sandblasting and they only did the interior, undercarriage and engine compartment and we sanded the body with 80 grit on a DA.

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    I sprayed two coats of SPI epoxy in the interior, undercarriage and body

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    One of the first things Brian patched on the body was the rear window channel

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    Lining up the quarter panel

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    Attached with screws and checking the door gap

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    Welded small sections at a time than cooled with air between welds

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    Welds ground down

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    IS that an overlap joint or a butt joint? I'm assuming overlap due to screws being used.
     
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    You answered your question
     
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    i would bet that most don't know you can use air to quickly cool welds . just don't hit the area while the weld is still red ,it will blow through like a cutting torch . it is a lot easier to control the heat with air and no rust from using a wet rag .you can actually see the metal move with air. looks good Rusty.
     
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    There were a few small rust holes in the left quarter panel

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    You would be surprised at what you find when there is just a few pin holes showing in the quarter around the wheel well.

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    The end of the rocker was cut off and a patch made and welded back on

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    Brian cut out the rust

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    The replacement outer wheelhouse did not fit it was too big so Brian cut it in sections

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    Welds ground down

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    Epoxy primed

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    Wow! Nice work!
     
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