|Using the old pieces as a template, use a marker to trace the basic outline onto the new panel and use the metal sheers to trim off the excess, its better to leave a little extra at this point.|
Using clamps again to secure your panels in place. start by making a few spot welds around the perimeter. This will hold your piece on so you can remove your clamps, allowing more room to work. Since these are large shaped flat areas, be sure to make small spot welds a good distance apart allowing metal to cool, so it doesn't loose shape and distort. For the in fender well, we drilled a few hold and made flush spot weld to join the two and used a sheet metal join compound to fill the small gap between rather then try and seam weld the fine edge. The same technique is use in the door jamb as well. While welding it maybe necessary to use the hammer and dolly to make adjustments to get your fit flush. Take your time here small adjustment will make large differences.
|With sanding completed the final product is a new side completely un-noticeable from the original worn out panels.|