There's nothing better than vintage OEM sheetmetal, but sometimes Mother Nature or good old-fashioned blunt-force trauma conspires to do irreparable damage to what is, for the most part, irreplaceable vintage tin. Regardless of how the impairment happened, one option to fix the problem is to replace the entire piece with an aftermarket panel. But if the damage is confined to just one section, then a patch panel is a great way to save the original part. Yeah, you can still find N.O.S. body panels on the market, but they fetch big bucks and can wreak havoc on your budget.
The good news is that going with patch panel is cheaper than purchasing, for example, an entire fender, especially an OEM one. But be prepared, it will take more skill and man-hours to properly graft the patch to the original part. Still, it's the best way to keep as many OE parts on your car as possible.
To see how it's done correctly, we headed over to Hot Rods By Dean in Phoenix to see their fabrication wizards save the front fender of a sweet 1968 Chevy Camaro.
it is a67
Nice article. Patching a bunch of sheet metal on my 68 right now. Definitely have to test fit
67' grill and the door has window vent removed. There are holes in top of the door on the inside to put vent window in. Also the link has picture of the front fender and no marker lights so it's a 67'
Yep, learned that lesson a time or two !
Found out if you can fix old! Fix it!
Some one needs to get work and. Quit taking pictures lol thats what mt dad would have said.
You should always test fit. Even some original gm parts need to be fitted to be properly installed.
Those wilwood brakes look awesome.
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Wear can buy ...manual books weld to project body work. ..my car holden Kingswood. ..
Mike, they do have a pretty decent primer in Canada. Performance cre-321. It's distributed by ppg. Also great as a high build. Two coats over 80 grit and you're done. No need for a metal etch either, like most epoxys it's direct to metal
I have a tip for all to get your gaps perfect every time. Get your gaps where you want them and use a drill bit for your desired gap and run it through your gap then use a grinder with a finer grit and round your edges works every time
Your right Brian stock sheet metal is a better fit and all you need is a shrinker/stretcher an English wheel a beed roller and a good set of hammers and dollys and of course the know how and all is good. Less filler is better for restorations.
I would rather repair stock sheetmetal. The aftermarket stuff is an absolute pain to get it to fit properly. Anyone can bondo, there are very few true metalmen.
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Ed Ed BoozeClub it could be a 67 with out the vent window installed yet
There ain't nothin bondo can't fix lol quarter skins in a can
Only if they sold real opoxy primer in canada