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Rusted out front left quarter panel 69 Plymouth Valiant

Discussion in 'A Body: Duster, Valiant, Dart, etc' started by lilbird0210, Feb 22, 2017.

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I want to do the original green and use a military green to accent the contours of the body.

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  1. lilbird0210

    lilbird0210 Member

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    Hey guys. I just started to look through all the things I'm going to need in order to get my car finished up and I've been pricing everything so that I know what to expect an save for. But I'm needing recommendations on where I should get a patch for my front left quarter panel. There's not a huge hole but it is definitely something I want to take care of before the rust spreads. Any advice would help out a lot!
    Thanks all,
    Sam
     
  2. CudaPete

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    Not much out there for this car. Probably will have to fabricate a patch panel out of sheet metal.
     
  3. Citation84

    Citation84 Well-Known Member

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    Ebay might be a good place to look for an entire front fender. or a local junkyard.

    Eastwood's has a universal sheetmetal patch kit for about $ 72. Part #13376
     
  4. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    If you are looking for a front fender those are reproduced (because the Duster is the same) but if you mean the front part of the rear quarter panel you'll probably have to make a patch panel.
     
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  5. ImperialCrown

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    Find an old-school body man. I have seen a piece of scrap sheetmetal formed on a bench to fit a patch area perfectly. Compound bends take a little longer to form. These guys are artists and sculptors.
     
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  6. Citation84

    Citation84 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. After I read this I went scrounging on the internet for awhile.

    I found a lot for the Dart and Demon. And since I just purchased a repro left lower rear quarter panel for my 63 Valiant thought there might be something available from Classic Car Industries which supplied with it. Entire repro fenders [approx. $480] and inner patch panels available as well. Steep, though.

    Great video on Eastwood's site showing the process of making a patch panel and making a repair.

    Agree with ImperialCrown. Some old school guy, a hot rod shop or perhaps even a regular autobody repair place would probably enjoy working on your car.
     
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  8. Crewchief

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    This is what I found behind the area you were talking about. There's so much more hidden behind the quarters. I used AMD quarters, heavy gage and fit with little stretching for a perfect fit. Good luck
     

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