PLEASE READ: Malibu Racing Lives!!

anybody know {sheetmetal }

Autobody and Paint Tech Discussion

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
79izfine
Pro Stocker
Posts: 2199
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:25 am
Location: massachusetts
Contact:

anybody know {sheetmetal }

Post by 79izfine » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:48 am

anyone ever buy these panels from here http://www.ecparts.net/ was thinking of using these patch panels on my bu http://www.ecparts.net/SR3206L.jpg http://www.ecparts.net/SR3205L.jpg wanted to kow if available thanks
Image

User avatar
Ribbedroof
Top Fueler
Posts: 2893
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Rural Oklahoma

Re: anybody know {sheetmetal }

Post by Ribbedroof » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:50 am

From what I remember, Caminos are made differently ahead of the wheel (& longer), and the rear is obviously not correct. Behind the wheel is totally different shape between Camino and Malibu. Both areas should be doable with a little skill and flat sheetmetal.

Those particular panels I have not used, but aftermarket panels (ESPECIALLY patch panels) seldom are even close to the correct profile or style line placement.

User avatar
79izfine
Pro Stocker
Posts: 2199
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:25 am
Location: massachusetts
Contact:

Re: anybody know {sheetmetal }

Post by 79izfine » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:28 pm

i was palnning on reshaping below the contour line , i figured its the only alternative besides a donor for me having little experience making them from scratch would be far more difficult i am surprised no one makes any the demand is high enough another idea was getting some circle track panels see if those could be worked to fit . i tried sherman on some body panel forget what and it wasnt available any way thanks for the input
Image

User avatar
Ribbedroof
Top Fueler
Posts: 2893
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:23 pm
Location: Rural Oklahoma

Re: anybody know {sheetmetal }

Post by Ribbedroof » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:25 pm

Below the line is pretty simple...very mild curvature, and a sharp bend where it kicks in to the trunk closeout panel. flat sheet should be very doable, unless the edges are gone...then patch panels usually aren't enough anyway.

User avatar
79izfine
Pro Stocker
Posts: 2199
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:25 am
Location: massachusetts
Contact:

Re: anybody know {sheetmetal }

Post by 79izfine » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:07 am

maybe i will just paint the car at some point but going to fix the bubbley rust thanks for the info guys
Image

Post Reply