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Hey, it’s Tony here from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint with another Q&A video series.
We have a question from Burt:
“Tony, I’m restoring a 1959 Chevy panel truck. I’ve seen a lot of videos on quarter panel, rocker panels, and wheel well repair, but I haven’t seen anything in videos or books on how to rebuild the inner and outer panels. There isn’t anything there on either side that I can model. If you can answer my question directly, I’d really appreciate it if you could point me in the direction where I might find the answers.”
What you need to do if you can’t find a piece is to custom fabricate using a spot welder. If you haven’t seen my spot welder, it’s called the Lenco Spot Welder.
You could basically weld-in your own panel of sheet metals and align stainless steel or galvanized panel. I like to use stainless steel because it won’t rust. You need to shape it to the panel, then weld it on and cover with filler and shape it. This is what you need to do if you can’t buy replacement rocker panels.
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It all comes down to cutting it out, finding the parts and re-welding them back in, or cutting it out and fabricating it with patches of sheet metal. We have videos in the VIP program that show you this.
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