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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Common quarter panel repair Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a thread about fixing bowed in quarters. I've had it on a bunch of my bugs but this is the first time I'm fixing it. I'm guessing it's a common thing (the quarter panel is bent in along with the curve of the fender). I'm trying to avoid quarter replace mental, hoping you guys have luck other ways. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Re: Common quarter panel repair Reply with quote

That damage is typical of a front impact. The repair procedure depends on how wrinkled the rest of the panel is under the fender.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Common quarter panel repair Reply with quote

With the fender off, you could probably hammer and dolly the areas that you could get to the back side of.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Common quarter panel repair Reply with quote

Those wheel housings need to be stretched back out. Looking at the curves as 'dents' is going to require doing a lot of metal shrinking while still leaving the wheel housings a shorter length than designed.
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