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Hey all,

I recently acquired a 1968 Pontiac Firebird project car and am doing a majority of the restoration myself.

Question I have is about some corrosion on the passenger/right front quarter panel, and whether it'd be too tough to patch with sheet metal (I have limited experience with it), or better just to get a whole new front quarter panel.

Similar issue of corrosion on the hood. There are some small patches I could patch up, but along the bottom lip at the front of the hood near there's a lot of corrosion.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks

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They make sheet metal patch panels for your car. If you know how to weld and are careful in cutting out the old part of panel, they're not too bad of a job.

But you will have to look at the inner structure of the quarter panel and see how badly corroded it is. Then you can make your final decision. A whole quarter panel might be needed if badly rusted. I recommend finding a oem used rust free complete quarter. But if you have to, a reproduction quarter panel will work.

The hood, I don't believe there are patch panels. Because of the way the hood is constructed, with the outer panel and inner frame, it's hard to get all the rust. Unless your good enough to take hood apart to repair. So again, try to find an original hood in good shape. And a repo hood if you can't get an oem.

There are still a few new original GM quarter panels and hoods floating around the web for sale. If your willing to pay the price.
 

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Do you mean front fender ? By the looks of it I would get new inner fenders and as far as repairing

that front fender it looks like you would need to buy a whole repo fender and cut pieces off the new

one to repair the old one here are some of the parts you will need

http://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/gmk-4320-350-67r/overview/?retaillocation=oh

http://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/amd-x200-5567-r/overview/year/1968/make/pontiac/model/firebird

http://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/amd-300-5567-1/overview/year/1968/make/pontiac/model/firebird

http://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/amd-x200-5567-l/overview/year/1968/make/pontiac/model/firebird
 

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Im going to be the bad guy here and say, this car may not be salvagable. With that must rust on the hood framing, I can only imagine what the floor/trunk/cowls/rear quarters/deck filler/ect look like. This may turn into a much larger project than viable. I thought my rust was bad but holy moly you got me beat by a long shot. I swear this car looks like it was pulled from a lake!
 

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I replaced all the metal on my car except the hood, 1 door skin and front fender...no regrets as it would cost more to repair it
 

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Im going to be the bad guy here and say, this car may not be salvagable. With that must rust on the hood framing, I can only imagine what the floor/trunk/cowls/rear quarters/deck filler/ect look like. This may turn into a much larger project than viable. I thought my rust was bad but holy moly you got me beat by a long shot. I swear this car looks like it was pulled from a lake!
I have to say as I look more at the pictures Derrick maybe right you might what to cut your loses

and find a bird in a little better shape to restore
 

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Pull a fender off and inspect the cowls and rockers. Im betting they are rotted out. My car was a true TX car and I had rotted cowls :( Was not an easy task to repair them either.
 
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