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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Bluegrass State
Kid's car needs a quarter
Yeah, not a Camaro, so if I need to move this somewhere else, let me know. My daughter backed into a tree a few weeks ago, and crushed the quarter and door on her car. (2005 Accord) It's obviously totaled, and we are not going to file an insurance claim because we don't want rates to go up. Car is low mileage, was bought new by my dad, and is well maintained, so we want to keep it. Hanging a door is no big deal, but I am going to have to eventually weld a quarter on it to make it even close to right. For now I am going to hang a new door on it and put in a new back window and rig up a taillight to get her back on the road for the short term. I have a Hobart Handler 140 that I have used to put on a few patch quarters, so I am not averse to putting on a quarter for her. I know the proper fix would be to cut all the spot welds and go into the window channel and door jamb like the factory did, but let's face it, this is a teenager's 15 year old car that might likely get tagged again. Is there any reason that I couldn't seam it below the rear window glass and stay out of the jamb? I know it would not be optimal, but I'm not looking for perfection. I mainly want to get it looking respectable and get a proper taillight back in it.
Looking forward to ideas... Thanks!
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