The trunk floor drop-off must be in place before the quarter goes on. Cleco pins are a great alternative when an area can't be reached with a clamp. Once the drop-off is properly located with the quarter clamped in place, remove the trunk floor to clamp and plug-weld the drop-off to the floor. The trunk floor drop-off must be in place before the quarter goes on. Cleco pins are a gre MCR no longer re-leads the factory seams, preferring instead to weld them and use the latest body fillers. Of course that means any remaining traces of lead must be removed to guarantee a trouble-free weld. A Scotch-Brite Clean and Strip disc does a great job. All e-coated surfaces should be cleaned, too. MCR no longer re-leads the factory seams, preferring instead to weld them and use the late If perfect panel seams are desired, lay the trunk lid in place before final welding of this part of the quarter so minor adjustments can be made while the quarter can still be easily moved. If perfect panel seams are desired, lay the trunk lid in place before final welding of thi Leaving the original doorjamb in place allows MCR to adjust the door-to-quarter gap before final welding. Enough material is left so the new quarter will overlap the old. The 0.035-inch Spedecut wheel can then cut through both parts leaving the perfect sized gap for butt welding. Leaving the original doorjamb in place allows MCR to adjust the door-to-quarter gap before Once the cut is made, fine adjustments along the entire length of the gap can be made. The secret to achieving invisible, distortion-free butt welds is to place successive tack welds in between each other, quenched with compressed air only, until the gaps between the welds are about 1/4 inch apart. It is then OK to use no more than three quick tack welds to close the gap. Never try to run even a short bead. No stitch welding. Only simple tack welds. The secret to achieving invisible, distortion-free butt welds is to place successive tack MCR prefers a 3M Reinforced Weld Grinding Disc to smooth out the welds. Be careful not to remove any of the sheetmetal. It's easier than you think to produce a thin spot. When done correctly, the seam practically vanishes. MCR prefers a 3M Reinforced Weld Grinding Disc to smooth out the welds. Be careful not to Use a 36-grit sanding disc (Norton Speed-Lok) to grind the plug welds flush with the sheetmetal so they'll disappear under the finish. This quarter is in place and ready for paint prep. Use a 36-grit sanding disc (Norton Speed-Lok) to grind the plug welds flush with the sheet TOOLS DESCRIPTION SOURCE PN PRICE Norton 3-inch, 36-grit Speed-Lok TR discs NortonAbrasives.com 62328 $34.99 Spedecut Abrasives A60TBXX type 1 cutting wheels Spedecut.com S1260 $1.50 3M Green Corps reinforced weld grinding wheel 3 x 3/16 x 3/8 3m.com 1991 $28.69 Scotch-Brite Roloc Clean and Strip Disc XT 3m.com 7470 $9.97 Blair 3/8-inch Rotabroach Cutter BlairEquipment.com 11108-3 $20.00 Replacement pilot drills BlairEquipment.com 11097 $13.46 Arbor BlairEquipment.com 11122 $14.99 Replacement pilots for Arbor BlairEquipment.com 11121 $4.99 PARTS DESCRIPTION SOURCE PN PRICE '69 Camaro quarter-panel OE-style, left AMD 700-3569-L $449.95 '69 Camaro quarter-panel, OE-style right AMD 700-3569-R 449.95 '67 Camaro rear framerail left AMD 895-3567-L 249.95 '67 Camaro rear framerail right AMD 895-3567-R 249.95 '69 Camaro trunk extension (drop-off ) LHAMD 840-3569-L 32.95 '69 Camaro trunk extension (drop-off ) RHAMD 840-3569-R 32.95 Deep Tubs-'67-'69 Camaro/Firebird Detroit Speed 40401 399.00 SOURCES PPG Refinish Strongsville OH 440-572-2800 www.ppg.com/coatings/refinish Auto Metal Direct 940 Sherwin Parkway Suite 180 Buford GA 30518 866-684-5942 http://www.autometaldirect.com Muscle Car Restorations 11371 20th Ave. Chippewa Falls WI 54729 715-834-2223 www.musclecarrestorations.com 3M Corporate Headquarters 3M Center St. Paul MN 55144 888-364-3577 www.3m.com « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Mark Ehlen Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!