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Okay, so im restoring my 73 nova(obvious) ss. some of you may know this. Anyway, i've gotten off the fenders and grill, front bumper, and core support. now im working my way to the back. I figured the quarters would be easy to take off and re-install new ones. WRONG. they're tac-welded in a lot of spots. i was wondering, if i were to cut where the welds are. is there any hope that it would look good when i install the new ones or should a professional be in the equation?
 

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Before you do anything do you have 73 1/4's? Pretty hard to come by
as far as I know only NOS ones are around.

Chuck
 

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Quarters...

Are you sure they must be replaced..??? I see a lot of cars that get new 1/4's that really don't need them. If the rot is extensive it may be necessary, but if you have the usual wheel lip and back edge rust a quality repair can be made. Nothing fits like assembly sheet metal...check with someone first or post some detailed photos for us to see. Those spot welds you mentioned are part of the original factory installation. Try to save the original body parts if you can...you will be happier in the long run.

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I havent gotten them yet. Year one and another place i KNOW has it.
Well as an owner of a 73 myself they do NOT have 1/4 panels. They do
however have the lower skins. Goodmark are coming out with the taller
skins if you need them as they go up to the sail panel. Far as I know
the taller skins are not out yet but Nightshade might know more about
the release time frame.

Btw I wouldn't cut out the welds until you have the new skins if that's what
your using. Line up the new skin and trace around it with a thin magic marker
and see where you need to cut. If the old skin was welded properly the top,
front and rear will be completely welded with spot welds.

Chuck
 
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