file 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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27 Oct 2015 21:09 #1683 by oestek
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Cleaning the body of rust, scale, and torn welds to accept the new panel.



These areas are reconstructed with new steel.



Test fitting…



When the fit is right, the panel is spot welded with an HTP Versa Spot 7000 to reproduce a factory original appearance.





After a little primer, the repair is undetectable, complete with the proper weatherstrip channel.



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28 Oct 2015 05:48 #1684 by TopBlissGT
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artist at work! :cheer:

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28 Oct 2015 07:52 #1685 by Qball
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TopBlissGT wrote: artist at work! :cheer:


Ain't that the truth!

-Mike

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25 Nov 2015 22:42 #1827 by oestek
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Next up for repair were the quarter panels. The quarters were dented, rusty, and were repaired previously. The crew searched for a decent pair of take-off quarters from a clean donor car, but determined that the available parts were in need of as much repair as the ones already on the car. Some reproduction panels were sourced and purchased.



However, the wheel lip contour was not very accurate, so the new panel needed to be re-shaped to match the original.



Adam spent time with an air hammer with a soft-edge hammer and a dolley to push the lip into the required shape.





After the shape was corrected, the original quarter panel was measured in various locations to ensure that the new panel was installed in the proper location.



It was determined easier to install the new panel in two parts rather than one large panel.

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25 Nov 2015 22:42 #1828 by oestek
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The original steel was removed, but the original “Galaxie” trim holes were left intact.





The new panels were test-fitted and removed for additional tweaking many times.



Cleco clamps were used to hold the panels in place during fitting, and the restored wheel tubs were also in place to test the fit.





When the fit was acceptable, the panels were held in place with Eastwood panel clamps and it was tack welded together.





After tacking and grinding, the panel repair is nearly complete.







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25 Nov 2015 22:43 #1829 by oestek
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The wheel tubs were installed next.





The door opening edge was finished off:



All welds were dressed inside the trunk.

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