Sheet Metal Repair

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  1. candphall

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    I have just discovered a rather large rusted hole in the outer cowl side panel on my 69 mustang. I am in the process of planning a repair, either a patch or a replacement. I was wondering if anyone has done this repair and how difficult a complete cowl side panel removal and replacement would be. Thanks for your help.
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    horse sence Please don't call me Mom SN Certified Technician

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    that panel is available and easy to replace. just drill the spot welds and it comes off from the out side. it is one of the easiest to replace.
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    Thanks Horse Sence. I am also assuming that this is not of the structural nature that requires the car to be supported in any special way during replacement.
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    every piece of a unibody car is part of the structure but that panel should not cause any problems. it wouldn't hurt to place a jack stand under the rocker just below the panel to be replaced though.
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    Will do. And I truly appreciate help and advice.
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