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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 28th, 19, 6:03 PM Thread Starter
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72 convertible quarter panel

I just took delivery of a 1972 convertible. Initail inspection, needs right quarter panel, floor patch among alot of surface rust repair. To replace the quarter panel on this convertible, do I need to weld in body braces?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 28th, 19, 10:36 PM
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I would get the floor solid before doing the rear quarter panel. Prob need outer wheelhouse too. Also make sure all the body bushings are good before panel installation

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 28th, 19, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Good advice. I had planned on doing body bushings too. I didnt think about doing it before quarter panel install. Thanks. Its going to be a long road on this resto, but it is a convertible. And amazingly original. All factory installed options still on the car. Never been touched. Including the push button radio!
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Have any pics?

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Sorry, was a long day at work. You want pics of the car in general?
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Came with spare doors, trunck lid and cowl induction hood, minus flapper. Hood is original GM. I will try to post more pics tomorrow if you'd like.
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Re: 72 convertible quarter panel

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Came with spare doors, trunck lid and cowl induction hood, minus flapper. Hood is original GM. I will try to post more pics tomorrow if you'd like.
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Re: 72 convertible quarter panel

As someone coming from the collision and restoration field, I would get your door hinges rebuilt first. Align the doors to your factory quarters, now at this point you can start replacing the old quarters and use the doors as the point of reference. You want tight door hinges.
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As someone coming from the collision and restoration field, I would get your door hinges rebuilt first. Align the doors to your factory quarters, now at this point you can start replacing the old quarters and use the doors as the point of reference. You want tight door hinges.
Forgot that. Great point. You also need to support the car using the rear axle and front wheels during panel replacement. The convertibles flex if you support them using the frame.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 19, 3:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. I thought i only had to do a floor patch on drivers side till i rstarted stripping the rusr out. Looks like i need a new floor. Toe panel gone on drivers side, tbe seam between thebtoe panel and the main floor is bad on passengers side, shifter hump is bad and the floor in front of back seats. Under back seat to trunck pan is good, inner wheel wells are good also. My question is can i buy a floor pan and cut to the back seat and to the bottom of the toe panel up front? Or would i be better off buying toe panel and main floor separate? Now that I have to replace that much of the floor pan, do i have to weld in cross braces? If so, where? Any pics would be appriciated! I will need alot of advise on this so please be patient! Thanks, Mike.
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Looking over car and did some rust removal. This looks like factory chalk marks on the hood release? Also, still looking for help on floor pan replacement. Do i have to weld in cross braces in my convertible to replace the floor pan?
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Looking over car and did some rust removal. This looks like factory chalk marks on the hood release? Also, still looking for help on floor pan replacement. Do i have to weld in cross braces in my convertible to replace the floor pan?

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