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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 19, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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1969 Camaro AMD quarter panels

I put new AMD quarter's on my Camaro and was out in the shop all day fixing the window channels. I had to cut and weld around the top outside of the rear window chanel so the window trim would fit. I also had to fill the area by the bottom off the window channel where it meets the top of the trunk lid. A large divot from the die leaves a 1/8 low spot. The left quarter top where it meets the top of door wouldn't line up with the top of the door so now I need to cut and weld the door gap at the top of the door quarter to gap the rear top of door. Also the trunk gaps are not straight and will have to be cut and spliced to gap the trunk lid to gap them. The right panel seem to fit better than the left panel.
The quarter panels have crisp stamps otherwise I just wish the ones I recieved fit better. I purchased a right door AMD skin and it was heavy, crisp stamps and seem to fit really nice. It didn't have the top inner structure that holds window guides so I had to cut spot welds out of the old door skin and weld it in.
Ok, my point on all this. If I had to do this all over again I'd probably leave the original quarters on the car, buy the quarter skins and a a tig welder and cut and splice out the rusted parts. If your thinking of putting full quarters on you car, test fit the window channel trim before you start your paint work. I saw a car for sale that had a 1/4 gap at the top of the window channel that had the same problem I have but didn't find out about it till after it was painted.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 19, 07:06 PM
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Wow. I used Dynacorn and didn't have half the problems you did. Always test fit your window trim. That is good advice fire sure.

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Re: 1969 Camaro AMD quarter panels

I've hung GM quarters and have had to fit and tweek, best rule of thumb is always always test fit everything before finish or paintwork!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 19, 10:01 PM
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Same deal with mine and completely agree....if at all possible use new sheet metal for patch patch panels. I went so far as to call AMD and see how they deal with it and they acted like they had never seen the problems.
Doing a 68 chevelle now but the dynacom panels were bought 10-15 years ago and they fit very well. No major work needed but I bet new panels now that the stamps are well worn have issues.
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Everyone has been giving AMD these great reviews and putting them up on a pedestal. Truth is that they are the same as all the others. You also have to keep in mind that every car is a little different. These cars twist and bend. Nothing I have gotten from AMD for my 69 has been easy to install. People use to talk about the "X" in the part number. I don't think that even factors in anymore. Just know what you are buying is not original , and expect to have to work to make it fit to your expectations. These cars had inconsistent gaps to begin with , and many want better than original. That will make more work for you too.
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Re: 1969 Camaro AMD quarter panels

The Sheetmetal is made in Taiwan by 2 or 3 companies under many brands and the quality is usually based on the "freshness" of the mold.
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Everyone has been giving AMD these great reviews and putting them up on a pedestal. Truth is that they are the same as all the others. You also have to keep in mind that every car is a little different. These cars twist and bend. Nothing I have gotten from AMD for my 69 has been easy to install. People use to talk about the "X" in the part number. I don't think that even factors in anymore. Just know what you are buying is not original , and expect to have to work to make it fit to your expectations. These cars had inconsistent gaps to begin with , and many want better than original. That will make more work for you too.
Good point...these cars had terrible gaps by todays standards so if you want them perfect you will have some work to do and its not necessarily the fault of the panel makers.
I liked AMD because its supposedly heavier gauge but I've not actually compared to anything else. My AMD qtrs were ok but the front fenders were terrible and took countless hours to make right. I should have just cut patches out of the new to repair the old but I had already tossed the original fronts - stupid move.
I wonder what one of the new complete body 69 camaros look like. I think the trunk and doors are already set but I wonder how much work is actually needed to get them right.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 19, 08:08 AM
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Re: 1969 Camaro AMD quarter panels

I think the original AMD exclusive tooling wore out long ago and now they just buy from Golden Star etc. Not really much special with their parts anymore.

I will say however that I find Goodmark to be complete garbage and only use their parts as a last resort. YMMV....

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