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65 elky quarter


you would not believe how hard it is to find a quarter panel for this elcamino. I found a skin for $100 but shipping is $269 so I tried making a patch but the rear quarter has a curve to it so just trying to bend it wont work. its either to much or not enough, I don't mind a little bondo but its to much work trying to get the shape. Going to Pleasanton Ca. at the end of the month supposed to be a big car show and swap meet maybe ill find something there



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Have you tried craigslist...people sell everything on there or check ebay

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Just remembered a friend saying it was way cheaper to ship by bus..check it out...good luck..

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I don't like to do this. But alot of people do it. So you may not mind. But you could fiberglass the quarter panel.a quart of resin and 2 layers of mat. And then a little bondo work.
It will turn out nice. I have seen it done.

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Never thought about the bus but found a repair panel that will fit my needs for $100 includes shipping. I was considering fiberglass but theres an inspection cover you can remove and see the repair so if I ever sell it and someone wants to look they would probably turn and walk away



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I always used GoodMark, when I couldnt find my sheet metal parts from Danchuck etc. GoodMark always fit, and very price competive. Just an FYI

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Yeah good mark has great quality parts

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ya looked at Goodmark and a couple others all were about the same on price but shipping is the killer. Its usually more than the part, I don't know why with fuel prices being low you would think it would be less. Got the part it is for a chevelle but making it work. the label on the part says elcamino but its about 4" short. don't need all of it anyway



-- Edited by rjsbu on Friday 25th of March 2016 09:35:56 PM

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heres what my patch looked like about half way thru tacking it. still more to do but cant go to fast or it'll warp



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Yep...time consuming but if you go too fast you'll be sorry!.. Lol...looking good btw

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Looks good!

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Great,,good that you missed the gas cover


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thanks guys! I thought the brace for the gas cover would be in the way but just made. I finished it and used a sanding disk to clean it up thru a little bondo on it and ready for primer. 



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very nice work..........................BEAR

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Getting ready to get an alignment for the el camino and started looking and measuring and found the front end is out of square about an inch and a quarter. The front wheel is that much closer to the front fender lip on the passenger side then the driver. It had been hit when I first tore it apart but figured it had been fixed, and it had but more like covered up than fixed. Anyone got any suggestions on how to fix it?



-- Edited by rjsbu on Friday 17th of February 2017 10:11:42 PM

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Take it to a reputable frame shop and have them check it...

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X2 on the frame shop.

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Kinda figured that, but will have to find one seems I'm new to the area. That's one bad thing about moving to a new place, mot knowing who to go to where. Been stopping in at a few places but not feeling it so far.



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Google frame shops in your area and try to find reviews...

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Check for shops around your way. Then go see them in person get a feel for them how they are how they treat you. And take it from there.

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