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I agree except when trying to save the connecting lip or panel for reuse or fitment
Thatís not really an issue if you use the air chisel correctly with the right bit on it.

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Thatís not really an issue if you use the air chisel correctly with the right bit on it.
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You absolutely need to do this job on the frame. I just cut the whole back end off, but you can do it without removing the quarters. The drop offs will be wasted as well.
You're brave. Any alignment issues? Also, what type of sheetmetal did you use? I hear people brag about AMD all the time. I think they're all the same tbh. I purchased all Goodmark.

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You're brave. Any alignment issues? Also, what type of sheetmetal did you use? I hear people brag about AMD all the time. I think they're all the same tbh. I purchased all Goodmark.

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I do this type of work for a living so itís like second nature. I always cut them apart like this. Floors and trunk floors, and inner pieces I normally use Dynacorn. Iíve also used AMD.

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I did my convertible in stages. Convertible have a fairly strong underbrace system so fix anything that touches that. MEASURE and MEASURE again. Make sure the frame is straight and strong. You will obviously lift the body off the frame a few inches. I believe I fixed my inner and outer fenders first. My convertible had a lot of rust and I didn't want to deal with rust popping through someplace not changed. Floors and trunks regardless if rusty do offer quite a bit of strength so they are last to be cut out.. In my case I went all AMD and they are not the same as others. After you repair the inners and outer fender connect them to the exact location as before to the inner braces then you can remove the rear panel. My quarters were so bad I cut them off to the upper belt line. After removing the rear valence (easy) I slid the new trunk in from the rear but only after drilling out a lot of spot welds. I did my trunk and complete floor but do the trunk first and the floor full with braces and inner rockers after the trunk in done. Don't forget to install the new trunk extensions and rear braces while the quarters are off. Lower the car back down and locate on the trunk frame mounts and double check that your trunk mounts lines up as well as the floor and forward mounts, The tack weld in place and finish weld after everything lines up. Sorry about the rotated pics
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I started my trunk project today, as well. Mother nature has done most of the work for me.

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