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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 18, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question 69 Camaro full quarter install

Iím in the process of installing my first full quarter panel. It would be helpful to hear your advice, suggestions, tips or lessons learned while doing your own quarters.

The removal went pretty smooth until I reached the panel that meets the roof panel. My plan of action is to cut the top tab part off of the new panel and butt weld to the existing part protruding from under the roof panel.

Is this typically what is done? I donít see how the remaining piece could completely be removed without removing the roof panel

The first couple test fitments went pretty well but Iím not sure if Iím doing this the best way.

What is the correct way to fit? Getting the front part in first working toward the back or getting the tail panel area/truck opening set in place?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: 69 Camaro full quarter install

That's how we did my 67 it was also a good idea to replace the wheel wells on mine . butt weld grind it off apply body filler . load it up with fill primer and block it off . That's how we did it and it came out looking good. Since the door can't really be moved we worked from the doors back to the tail panel
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Re: 69 Camaro full quarter install

That piece between the roof skin can be taken out, just drill out the spot welds from inside, sharpen up a stiff putty knife to separate it.
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Re: 69 Camaro full quarter install

The old sail panel remnant can be removed as mentioned. It's the proper way to install a quarter. Hang your doors and align the quarters to them.
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Re: 69 Camaro full quarter install

I'm going to try and remove the piece and go from there. I would like to be able to install the new quarter without cutting the tab but man that was getting to be a PITA. Thanks for your feedback gents.

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I've seen people hack off part of the roofskin to get that remnant off. Don't do that.

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Re: 69 Camaro full quarter install

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That's how we did my 67 it was also a good idea to replace the wheel wells on mine . butt weld grind it off apply body filler . load it up with fill primer and block it off . That's how we did it and it came out looking good. Since the door can't really be moved we worked from the doors back to the tail panel
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That piece between the roof skin can be taken out, just drill out the spot welds from inside, sharpen up a stiff putty knife to separate it.
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The old sail panel remnant can be removed as mentioned. It's the proper way to install a quarter. Hang your doors and align the quarters to them.
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I've seen people hack off part of the roofskin to get that remnant off. Don't do that.
Scott, I got it out.. That little piece fought me every step of the way but I'm glad I went this route. Thanks a bunch...
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