I read through that site thanks for telling me about it. I'm wondering why you would not use a body line to hide a replaced panel. In the past this the way I was taught but I'm willing to learn. I'm trying to catch up on the way things are done now and this is one step for me. Lord fusor site said to use a fiber filler to keep ghost lines from showing does this actually work? I was planning on flanging were the panel would over lap. What do you think? Should I change my plans I haven't started working on this yet I still have plaenty do do before I get here but I have already purchased the quarter skins.
I wouldnt use the bodyline as a cutline because you just removed your bodyline and now have to rebuild it, why not leave it alone and be ahead in the game?
I dont remeber the reason why fusor gives for the fiber filler(marglass, everglass) and why it says it cuts down the ghost lines. But for filling the holes and using adhesive, that adhesive will contract and expanded differently and that hole will show up like a sore thumb, been there done that. A 1/8 screw hole for marglass to fill is nothing and doesnt show that hole.
Personally I dont like to flange anything because flanging changes the shape of a panel. A flange will straighten out a curved panel.
I would bond the quarter just like fusor shows on the website. Bond a 2" strip to the existing quarter panel first and allow that to set up and cure. Then come back and bond the new quarter panel to that strip.
In my experiences just bonding the new to the old WILL show a line when going down that amount of metal distance wise. Bonding a short section of metal like a pickup cab corner is a different story.
Bonding like fusor shows using the bonding strip Ive noticed better results, you can still see a very small faint line but not the stand out LINE that shows when using just a regular lap joint...Eric
P.S another thing that fusor stressly very highly is tapering the edges of the metal. The reps say this is one of biggest things you can do to help cut down the ghost lines, so taper your edges at like 30 degrees.