With the curve correct, we were able to weld the flange back onto our inner wheelhouse. After that, we welded in the final section of missing sheetmetal just past the wheelhouse. We left extra material at the bottom that we will trim off at the point where it connects to the quarter-panel. Now we could begin to treat the area prior to hanging the quarter back on. We first took a wire brush to all the loose rust and scale.After that, we welded in the final section of missing sheetmetal just past the wheelhouse. We then treated the whole area with Eastwood's Fast Etch rust converter. It's really easy to use: spray or brush it on, let it sit for half an hour, and wipe clean with a towel and some Eastwood PRE solvent cleaner.We then treated the whole area with Eastwood's Fast Etch rust converter. It's really easy To keep this area from rusting again, we sprayed it with a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum. Then we clamped our outer wheelhouse in place with vise grips to verify that the quarter-panel fit over it correctly.To keep this area from rusting again, we sprayed it with a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum. We clamped the quarter-panel back on the car and were grateful to see that the wheel opening in the quarter matched up the wheelhouse.We clamped the quarter-panel back on the car and were grateful to see that the wheel openi We pulled the quarter back off, drilled some holes in the mounting flange on the outer wheelhouse, and plug-welded it onto the car. This is as far as we got before we had to break off the attack to come back to the office and write the article. To finish, we will plug-weld the quarter on at the top of the bed, along the bottom at the rocker panel, and at the back by the taillights. But we'll flange- and stitch-weld it at the B-pillar. Once we grind the welds and Bondo the seam, our repair should be factory fresh.We pulled the quarter back off, drilled some holes in the mounting flange on the outer whe Parts List Description PN Source Price Floorpan, left CCH18LH OPGI $109.95 Floorpan, right CCH18RH OPGI $109.95 Outer wheelhouse, left CH20903 OPGI $102.95 Outer wheelhouse, right CH20904 OPGI $102.95 Tailgate skin TGP6467 OPGI $203.95 Lower fender patch panel OCH104R OPGI $59.95 Quarter-panel patch panel, left ZX786262AFE JC Whitney $107.99 Spot-weld cutter kit 11282 Eastwood $59.99 Pneumatic panel flanger and punch 31015 Eastwood $89.99 *Note: the quarter-panel skins sold through JC Whitney are made by Nor/Am Autobody Parts. SOURCES JC Whitney La Salle IL 866-529-0411 www.jcwhitney.com Eastwood 263 Shoemaker Road Pottstown PA 19464 800-343-9353 www.eastwood.com Original Parts Group Seal Beach CA 562-594-1000 www.opgi.com Nor/Am Autobody Parts Rockwood MI 800-779-7794 Rust-Oleum 11 Hawthorn Parkway Vernon Hills IL 60061 847-367-7700 www.rustoleum.com Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles CA 213-763-7000 www.lattc.edu « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | View Full Article By John McGann Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!