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68 Plymouth Satelite

jlcustomz

evil painter
#4
Mopar bodys look cool, but something I learned recently . I got 69 charger upper quarter panel sections to attach to my 1983 gm sheet metal el camino rear quarters. Got started on fitting 1 side together in march, all bare cleaned up raw metal. Then it sat covered up in damp florida environment till last weekend. One part is more rusted than the rest. Wanna guess which part??:eek:

I don't mean a little more rusty, I mean a lot. Anyone repairing an old mopar body has my sympathy. Might want a few extra coats of spi epoxy for panel stability.:rolleyes:

Lookin good though Wes.:cool:
 
#5
Mopar bodys look cool, but something I learned recently . I got 69 charger upper quarter panel sections to attach to my 1983 gm sheet metal el camino rear quarters. Got started on fitting 1 side together in march, all bare cleaned up raw metal. Then it sat covered up in damp florida environment till last weekend. One part is more rusted than the rest. Wanna guess which part??:eek:

I don't mean a little more rusty, I mean a lot. Anyone repairing an old mopar body has my sympathy. Might want a few extra coats of spi epoxy for panel stability.:rolleyes:

Lookin good though Wes.:cool:
Well there was a reason we called them Rusters when I was growing up in the NE! I only start with SW dry climate bodies because I have no interest in all the sheet metal work a wet climate Mopar will need!
 
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Mopar bodys look cool, but something I learned recently . I got 69 charger upper quarter panel sections to attach to my 1983 gm sheet metal el camino rear quarters. Got started on fitting 1 side together in march, all bare cleaned up raw metal. Then it sat covered up in damp florida environment till last weekend. One part is more rusted than the rest. Wanna guess which part??:eek:

I don't mean a little more rusty, I mean a lot. Anyone repairing an old mopar body has my sympathy. Might want a few extra coats of spi epoxy for panel stability.:rolleyes:

Lookin good though Wes.:cool:
Was that a Goodmark panel? I ask because I have found Goodmark panels to be low quality. Replaced both quarters on my '68 Coronet R/T and the side marker cutouts were 3" off from one side to the other. The body line on the right quarter was running down hill toward the rear of the car.

Later I purchased an AMD panel and it was spot on for fit and much better quality.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
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Was that a Goodmark panel? I ask because I have found Goodmark panels to be low quality. Replaced both quarters on my '68 Coronet R/T and the side marker cutouts were 3" off from one side to the other. The body line on the right quarter was running down hill toward the rear of the car.

Later I purchased an AMD panel and it was spot on for fit and much better quality.
68, in my experience it's really hit or miss. Sometimes Goodmark stuff fits great, sometimes like what you experienced. AMD same thing. Actually AMD and Goodmark are both part of the same company. :confused: I believe the AMD labeled stuff is licensed by the OEM's the Goodmark stuff is not. I redid a couple of Chevelles that got the "Goodmark Installation Center" treatment about 10 years ago. I remember reading about them in Super Rod (which by that time had turned into a complete ad. ) They were raved about how "profesional" the installation process was. I ended up having to remove everything they did. Real mess. I love how on various forums the rubes and the newbs rave about it and how everything is "done within GM specifications". ( why can't I get customers like that?:)) Lol I didn't know that GM used Mig welders in the '60's to install panels on Chevelles.:D Oh and it's now called the "AMD Installation Center".:rolleyes:
 
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Thanks Chris, I wasn't aware of that. Just going by personal experience.
I even used an AMD floor support for a '65 Buick Special Convertible and it fit great, the Goodmark floor pans I installed over it were so bad that I had to cut a long triangular shaped patch to fill in the tunnel seam.

You can see it if you look close in this picture.
Floor Pans in Epoxy Primer.JPG
 
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I will say that you are correct. Once these girls get rusty. They are hard to patch together. Got to go all the way or the rust devil will sneak up on you. He doesn't sleep.

I also broke my brother in law down like a western auto shotgun. He will never repaint a old car again. The block sand almost killed us both.
 
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