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Re: Rear Quater Panel Replacment !! Anyone done it
Unless they are worried about the bodyshell distorting with a panel removed, I've not got a clue what your source is on about ????
That an unsupported panel will distort and can be fitted "bent" is part of the job.
Care, attention and controlling amount of heat when welding is all part and parcel of getting it right.
Whether a second hand panel will drop on without some fettling is anyone's guess but can't be much worse then some of the replacement panels I've seen in past.
I assume you are planning on drilling the spots to remove old panel and having the "new" cleaned up and ready to dry fit, adjust and weld?
Were you planning on painting or hoping that the match will happen?
And how bad is the damage, can it be straightened and filled?
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