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Old 06-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #61
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Well I have been moving very slowly due to my parts being held hostage at my polisher. Steve in Seattle rolled the panel out on his wheel and once it arrived here I took to my polisher along with some other parts.
The rear window needed some welding on the corners, and a bracket that supports window adjuster foe Herr windows.
Well the first thing they did was lose my broken window bracket. I had screwed it to a piece of wood so they knew the proper angle and so it would be harder to lose.
I'm hoping someone might have a suggestion as to where I could get one.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:58 PM   #62
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SGSchwend (Steve) just wanted you to see the panel you rolled out. I had another guy hand work it a little bit and then polish on a wheel polisher.
it took him 3 months to get to it.
I almost went down and took it back after finding he lost my window adjuster resting bracket.
He still has my rear window but hoping he'll get to it by the time I'm working on the rear.
Also anyone know if Trempro replaces the tape they used between panels?
There is a black tape that is between panels that has fibers in it.
I'm guessing that Trempro is the modern equivalent as that is what I've been using.
Also over to the street side panel and trying to figure out how to attach to wheel well as there is very little thin flange left.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:15 PM   #63
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If it was my wheel well I would cut off the remainder of the flange then either stretch or roll an extruded aluminum angle replacement. It is a common problem with the steel wheel well flange causing the aluminum side skin to corrode out.
By using an aluminum angle it will be the sacrificial piece that connects to the steel, much easier and cheaper to replace then the side skin.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:30 AM   #64
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If it was my wheel well I would cut off the remainder of the flange then either stretch or roll an extruded aluminum angle replacement. It is a common problem with the steel wheel well flange causing the aluminum side skin to corrode out.
By using an aluminum angle it will be the sacrificial piece that connects to the steel, much easier and cheaper to replace then the side skin.
Thanks Kip, i went to some sheet metal guys around here and nobody can bend 1/16" aluminum so I'm just gonna cut slots in one side and bend / rivet the flat side to wheel well. Then rivet aluminum to new panel in between cut slits.

It appears they used a tape with fibers running thru it back in the day. Am I correct in assuming now people use Trempro or another caulking in place of that?
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:02 PM   #65
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Just use your sealant of choice.
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