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1967 Wagon Quarter Panel Repair
Part 9 - Putting It Back Together Part 7
April 29, 2006
This past Wednesday, I finished welding in most of the upper patch. I left
the bottom seam for latter since I find welding that seam awkward at best
either sitting in my garage chair (too high) or the floor (too low). I
picked up a creep seat Thursday and that was just the right height and that
seam has since been welded.
Here's a picture of the back of the panel. As you can tell, I ended up with
nice weld penetration all the way around the weld. The lower panel is like
this as well but I was unable to get decent picture of it due to lack of
The only thing I'm not real happy about with the job is the amount of
distortion I ended up with in the quarter. The blue smudge looking areas
(reflection of the gas tank for the MIG welder) are where the distortion is
Today, I roped one of my nephews into helping me with the distortion. We got
the rear most area just about perfect but the front one was a different
story since there isn't room for a dolly behind it where we needed it. I'll
have to work on that from the front but that's a job for another day.
Up next: Rough body work.
03/26/09 08:00:54 PM