With the drop down and outer wheelhouse done time to move on to the quarter panel itself. I have a rear valance being delivered tomorrow and with that I can do the final fitting of the quarter before doing the final cut. I'm nervous and confident all at the same time about the cut. I have gotten some fantastic help from VMF members about how to go about the cut. That's where the confidence comes in. But I am still nervous about screwing it up. Which is a good thing because it will force me to take my time and do my best to get it right.
I don't any pictures of the old quarter panel being cut out but again I will get one taken before I actually tack in the panel.
Here is quarter being fit into place. It's only clamped in a few places and not in it's final position yet but it's close. It's looks further off than it really is in the picture with the door closed.
You might find this part kind of funny. But being that this is my first time at any kind of body work, I started on the passenger side so that if were off I wouldn't have to look at it every time I got in the car.
Once this side is finished I will still have the drivers side to do. With what I learned I think it will go a little easier and faster.
So up to this point I have had the car 19 months. I am not as far along as I had hoped, mostly because of other projects that came up. With all that I am not discourage by where I am. I still have a loooong ways to go with this build. That's ok too. I have the car built in my head and I know what the final product should look like. So it's taking the larger project and breaking it down into smaller chunks to keep it manageable. My smaller chunks consist of the outer wheelhouse, then the trunk drop down and finally the quarter panel. It helps me getting those smaller wins along the way to mark my progress, instead of saying "the body work is a chunk" and getting discouraged by how much is left to do.