I am working on my nephew's 66 coupe. I am doing my best with I have to work with. The car had very badly installed quarter skins that were "beaten" over the top edge. Very nasty. I removed old quarter skins and now have the following question:
I have quarter skins that have about 2" edge over the crown, BUT the stamping is angled up , not sloped down to match the original shape.
QUESTION: how do I make the top edge of the quarter fit? Do I just bend down to match? Is there a trick?
This is a low budget kid car. I would love to had been given full quarters, but I am worklngwith skins. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
If you are determined not to do a whole 1/4, but the skin doesn't include enough of the top edge, you could get a whole 1/4 and just cut out th section you need. I believe Dynacorn sells a coupe 1/4 that probably almost fits.
Having your seam weld in the concave area at the top would probably be more work to finish than just biting the bullet and installing the whole thing.
Last edited by jtfx6552; 04-18-2012 at 10:43 PM.
Reason: Fixed concave (had convex by mistake)
no matter what you do, skins suck if you ask me, on some cars i restored where full panels werent avail we had no choice to use skins, ex, 55-57 thunderbirds, we have always had a tough time doing them but we mig in place then carefully tig all seams and when its done its s seamless repair but a ton of time and work
I am going to do my best with what I was given. The project has way more into it than expected. So....while I am aware how nice it would be to install full quarters, I have to use the new skins that were purchased.
My question to the experts and guys who have been doing this for some time, how would you install the skin? The top edge metal is long enough, but it is not bend down to fit the convex top of quarter. The previous owner litteraly beat the edge over with a hammer. It was wavey and under an inch of filler. Should I cut slits in the top outer-edge to keep edge from wrinkling as it is formed down?
I wish i could offer a suggestion for you here. that is going to be a ton of work considering where the quarter was cut. Wish you luck with that. My car had skins installed on both sides but the original metal was cut about 4 inches lower than this was.
The value of time and work alone to rebuild that would way exceed the value of just replacing the quarter. If the value of time and work is not of concern then kudos to you for taking on a job like that. Personally, i would just sell the skins and buy the quarters.
Hopefully someone will chime in with an easy way to get this done.
Current: 67 Coupe 289
Former: 04 Mystichrome Cobra Vert
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