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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:06 pm 
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just curious, does anyone know of any places on the internet or in your local area that sell good quility panels. i wanna buy all new panels for my fairmont , get it lookin like a new car :D

doubt it would be happening for a while but no harm in a little information right? :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:53 am 
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:53 pm 
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thanks for that djmikey but they only have the bonet and the front gaurds (an they look cheep an weak)

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:20 am 
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ford?

ure best bet prob local wreckers what parts you after, maybe post in the wanted section. i just sold some doors that were in mint condition
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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:07 pm 
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na i dont know about in hobart but here the wreckers are jsut about dearer then what you pay for brand new items.. i want every panel ( dead straight) bonnet, front and rear quarters, doors, boot, bumpers... i want the lot new or as new :)

i might post in the wanted section, to be honest i didnt even think of posting there :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:16 pm 
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Unless the panels on your car are badly damaged just get them repaired, new panels arnt dead straight anyway so why waste all that money.
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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:23 pm 
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na i dont know about in hobart but here the wreckers are jsut about dearer then what you pay for brand new items.. i want every panel ( dead straight) bonnet, front and rear quarters, doors, boot, bumpers... i want the lot new or as new :)

i might post in the wanted section, to be honest i didnt even think of posting there :)


when you take a car to a spraypainters to get painted, most places will repair minor dings and dents anyway so not to make there work look s**t and give the business a bad name.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:58 pm 
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yea but i like to know that there not just dodged up, i would like the thought of my panels beeing new

an not little things that will end up backfireing somehow, like the spot welds on the front doors they have been riped away from the doors in a bit, i dont know what everyone elses doors are like but both of my ed's have the same propblem in that way.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:43 pm 
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Rear quarters?
You realise they have to be cut out and re-welded back in, and theres no guarantee it will all line up properly. And they wont be spot welded like in the factory.

You'll be lucky to find a panel beater who will do that to a car without any normal unrepairable damage on it, and even if they do you're talking thousands of dollars.

As for the spot welds in the door, you can get them drilled out and re-welded, grinded down and repainted and you'll never know the difference. And its not dodgy by anymeans.



But Ford should still have all the panels available, but by the time you've bought them and got someone to install it all and paint, you're probably looking at $15-20k.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:10 pm 
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hahaha well dont you just know what ya on about, are you a panel beater? you sound like it :) an yea i new about the rear quarters having to be rewelded but i would think they would match up nicely, but after that i dont think i want all new panels anymore 15 grand is abit much for now :( goin to see a panel beater on monday.

i can cut some costs of the painting an panel beating threw a guy i know who is a panel beater/painter so ill just get him to do it all after hours for some cash.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:20 pm 
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Im not a panel beater, but I have been a mechanic and done welding.

You'd be surprise on what a good panel beater can do with door dings and small dents. A bit of rapid heating and cooling can usually pop them out. A car restorer would always rather fix the original panels on a car than replace them. Unless they are rusted out or bent/buckled beyond repair, you are always better off with what you've got.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:08 am 
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thanks for that sturmovik, i think ill take your advice an just get mine repaired :)

by the way nice ed... love the polynesian green :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:34 pm 
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I had mine pushed in HARD CORE when a b**ch in her MAGNA reversed straight into me & one panel beater wanted to replace the panel where as my regular panel beater said they coul push it out & I took that opton as I have heard stories in the past about how HARD it is & time consuming to do the replacement panel job.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:24 pm 
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When you weld in new panels, they can distort and stretch from the heat, Definately better off to repair if theyre not rusty!

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:43 pm 
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well as far as i know, mine arnt rusty so i guess there staying :)

 

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