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How to Repair Quarter - Panels On Any Car

Cut and weld your way into fixing up your beat up quarter panel.

By Jefferson Bryant, Photography by Jefferson Bryant
By Jefferson Bryant
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39 comments
Dillon Bell
Dillon Bell

Copy and save to your computer then upload it when you change your background

Dillon Bell
Dillon Bell

The one at work, works fine my boss has had it for a long time I got a old snap on welder to get a good one had to find a old one.. I like the heat and speed nobs on the match

Bill Laquire
Bill Laquire

SEE the WELDER kiddies, STEEL projects made simple with one of these,oh yea,almost forgot, sounds like WORK to this new generation. TOO BAD, you miss out on alot of FUN

Roy Burgess
Roy Burgess

I do both and have been doing it for 30+ yrs.

Toby Ramsey
Toby Ramsey

Hey I want to put this as my background pic because that's me in the pic, but I don't know how too. I shared the pic to my page but it is not in my photos so it wont let me use it for profile pic, does anyone know how to do this?? Does Car Craft Magazine have to tag me in the pic or something? I cant find any other way to get it on my photos and use it as my profile pic. I do not know these things, I'm not good at this computer crap, that's why I put quarter panels on lol. Does someone know? Help appreciated

Liam Knight
Liam Knight

Avoid GM vehicles.. That's the first step.

Toby Ramsey
Toby Ramsey

Yeah that's a good welder, I've had that Matco 140 in the picture for about 18 years now. But the past few years its been burning up the trigger contacts every 6 months or so, have you had this problem?

Toby Ramsey
Toby Ramsey

What!?!! Any car? Why that's a famous 71 Buick GS convertible.. how dare they!! lol. But great article

Toby Ramsey
Toby Ramsey

That was the beginning of the GS's fame man. I think you owe me....

Toby Ramsey
Toby Ramsey

It was Jefferson? You never told me that... now I'm even more famous. Haha

Jefferson Bryant
Jefferson Bryant

This pic takes me back! This was one of my first CC stories. Good times.

Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert

a bodyman for 30 years + now they ask me to glued almost everything ,what a shame...

Michelle Navarro
Michelle Navarro

o m g that looks like my old 68 chevy chevelle except mine was 4 door I miss my car it kicked ass

Dong Bocog
Dong Bocog

really depend on where we specializes on, engine,, considering garage spaces in ca.

John Lyons
John Lyons

By the way, mechanical is not at all just R&R. You can say it's easy if you want but there is at least as much skill that goes into all the aspects of mechanical work as there can be in body work.

John Lyons
John Lyons

One reason for me is that the amount of oil and grease that gets all over my garage as a result of engine work (as in building them) tends to not be good for many body work steps. Besides, here in CA it's pretty tricky to paint a car in your garage. But sure I'll weld in a panel or hammer and dolly something! Otherwise I tend to stick to mechanical and electrical.

Billi Bob
Billi Bob

I don't know how to weld... And to finish the cosmetics/paint I will need a professional any ways

Jed Marceau
Jed Marceau

ya let some one ells do them ...its all ways fastter...lol

Dave Farin
Dave Farin

Give me that welder I'll make any panel fit

Dillon Bell
Dillon Bell

Use the same welder at work I'm both

Henry Heeren
Henry Heeren

I'm a body man by trade but I'm not afraid of engine work.

Chris Mombourquette
Chris Mombourquette

Anyone can r and r a part with basic tools, but auto body is a art ps a body person can do mechanical to

Carroll Smith
Carroll Smith

so wish i could do body work, i gave up on my car from lack of

Chip Bonham
Chip Bonham

Like doing it all. (just wish I had a better place to do it & more time LOL)

Marco Garcia
Marco Garcia

Engine kinda guy but gona learn body work soon

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