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Old 06-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How easy to take of 1/4 panels?

I want to remove a front 1/4 panel so I can address a bodywork issue.

What's the best way of getting it off, and what tools do I need?

Also, what sort of caulking do you guys across the Pacific use in the panel gaps?
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lots of spotwelds, and panel bonding adhesive. you will need to drill out the spot welds, and pry the panel off the body. we just use good old automovtive caulking.
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What do you need to do? You can remove the entire clip or just a wing assembly, the panels unscrew although the philips head screws can be difficult to remove. The outer and inner wings are spotwelded together. Take a look here for details on how to remove the front clip:

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The car has had a light accident (before my ownership) and the quarter panel sits about 1/4 inch too far for the front grill fascia to clip in properly. I'm only being fussy, but the patch job is less than impressive so I was thinking about taking the panel off and sorting it out properly. Not too big a deal, but might be a bigger job than i'd hoped.

If it was an easy removal the plan was to take off the panels and get them rustproofed and primed in the same hit...
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That site is great! Lots of very useful info. Thanks Rhinoman!
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That is a great link to have... my work's internet filtered most of the content, but checking it out again at home it's definitely a page to bookmark!
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fyi- quarter panels are in the back. Welded in place. The ones in the front are called fenders because they are usually bolted on to the rest of the vehicle.
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