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Techical Discussions => Tech- -BODY => Topic started by: Alan on December 22, 2008, 05:33:22 AM

Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 22, 2008, 05:33:22 AM
Does any one supply rear quarter patch panels for C-bodies?

Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for all the great info.
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 22, 2008, 05:45:43 AM
Been that route if you're talking about your '67 newport.  In a word: Nope! 
The good news is that it's not called a "slabside" for nothing.  Good old 18ga from the body shop supply house will do it.


 
Merry Christmas to you & Debby.
 
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Leaburn Patey on December 22, 2008, 06:22:23 AM
No repop metal,my friend.
Just follow the "Barge on a Budget" thread for my experiences in fabricating panels for my '68 Newport.
I used  a shrinker/stretcher,bead roller,my neighbours fence,old exhaust pipe and the left front fender to bend the metal into shape!!
My trunk works great as a bench-and yes I did use up all of  two of 4X4 sheets of 20 guage metal!!
Went through 3 bottles gas,3 spools of wire and two tips on the vintage spot welder.Countless number of slag burns,grinding discs and burnt workclothes...Oh and plenty of beer!!
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/th_IMG_1563.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/?action=view&current=IMG_1563.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/th_IMG_1351.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/?action=view&current=IMG_1351.jpg)
CBarge2008-12-22 11:23:16
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 22, 2008, 12:43:24 PM
I have a left rear alledgedly for a 67 Fury.  But it's curved for a 67 Chrysler.  You can have that one real cheap if you want it.  I just want to get rid of it
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 22, 2008, 04:20:52 PM
Cbarge... I'll definatly take a look at your thread. I've always done the mechanical stuff, this is my first attempt at body work so I lack all the tools and knowledge.
 
Polarco...I'll keep the fender offer in mind for the left side.  I hate to hack up a good fender just to use the bottom 4 inches, but it may be an offer I can't refuse.
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 22, 2008, 05:01:04 PM
Hell Al
 
The Cape is only 4 hours from here.  Come get it before I send it to a land fill.
 
I'll let you drive the world famous Polaraco
 
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 23, 2008, 04:37:36 PM
Steve,
I may just do that. My daughter lives in N. Bergen and I'm due for a visit. Lemme see if I can work something out for the near future.
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 23, 2008, 04:44:39 PM
I'm about 45 Minutes west
 
Rt 3 to 46, to 80 to Exit 34A  2 more miles and you're there.
 
Not expecting you to bring the port.  Put the Virgin and Polaraco will be here
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 25, 2008, 04:20:06 PM
Steve, talked to my daughter today and will be seeing her in late Jan or early Feb if you can wait until then. Can you send me a pic of the fender? The part I am most interested in is behind the wheel at the bottom where they all rust out. Thanks
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 29, 2008, 12:42:34 PM
Yer wish is my command
 
I couldn't get back far enough to get the whole thing so I took 2 pics and matched them together.
 
If you just want a piece of this, I can cut plasma it off.  I would love to get this thing out of here. . . .  I don't want to handle it much
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/LR.jpg)
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 29, 2008, 04:18:59 PM
That's the EXACT  same panel they sold me for my '66 FURY!!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif).
(which fit btw...)
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 29, 2008, 04:27:02 PM
That's what it fits!

It sure as hell doesn't fit a 67 Fury (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 29, 2008, 04:31:18 PM
And now you know....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 30, 2008, 11:26:11 AM
Steve, Its not going to fit a 67 port Its not going to fit a 67 port either. I dont have a ridge over the wheel well.
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Alan on December 30, 2008, 11:39:23 AM
See Lea's pics above, that's what my fender looks like. For some reason I'm not able to post a pic.
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Stan Paralikis on December 30, 2008, 01:29:09 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/vsjkn8.jpg)
Title: Patch panels
Post by: Steve on December 30, 2008, 03:12:47 PM
OK  Air Chissel it is.  I won't have to go out and buy a new sheet of metal now.