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    What Would You Do Here....?



    Originally I was gonna go with Cianci...but, like many of us know (unless something's changed and I haven't heard) that's risky business...my only other option is to go with a factory replacement I guess...?

    Cianci would be the easiest repair and cost $405 shipped off Ebay
    Factory Would be $544 shipped and be second easiest (if you wanna say that)
    Or Sawzalled Quarter Panel from ebay for $235 shipped and take a lot of cleaning up to do around the edges to remove excess body panel

    ...orrrr...you could always go with more bondo like previously lol (no thanks!)

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    Ouch! thats purty. get something from scrap yard.
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    The cheapest and quickest way would be to grind all the filler out, hammer/dolley the metal as strait as you can get, fill with lead or mig some patches in, and complete with filler. You want the filler/bondo to be about 1/8" or less for maximum life. I have fixed much worse than what you have here with awesome results.

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    Yeah, there's no junyards here...well, there is but they're all LKQ and want close to factory pricing to get something...

    And I have no welder either, don't know how to weld so that's not an option either...plus, to beat that as straight as possible and match the original curves and contours...good luck with that...I think it'd be easier to get a sawzall replacement for the money, that shit is HAGGARD! lol

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    The best way to buy a Cianci product is to buy from a middle man, who has said product in stock.

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    That's what I was thinking, but I thought (last I read anything, anyway) was 3SX was taking peoples orders, then sending the order to Cianci and they were shipping direct from warehouse to customer? I noticed on Ebay, the location says San Diego and would take 5-7 business days to arrive, which made me wonder if they were state side as well.

    Any suggestions on where to go for a reliable source would be much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihil View Post
    Yeah, there's no junyards here...well, there is but they're all LKQ and want close to factory pricing to get something...

    And I have no welder either, don't know how to weld so that's not an option either...plus, to beat that as straight as possible and match the original curves and contours...good luck with that...I think it'd be easier to get a sawzall replacement for the money, that shit is HAGGARD! lol
    The curves are minimal compared to a VW Beetle or a '55 Chevy or a '54 Caddy...all of which I have fixed/repaired. I prefer curves to straight panels. The eye see's more defects in straight panels. Any good bodyman will tell you that. Go ahead and give it a shot...you can't make it any worse right?

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    It's not the curves, it's the body lines, and that picture is hard to see it, but that shiz is effed up, it's been pulled and is almost a square corner...with my skill level, I think I'd be better to go with something OEM, I was thinkin maybe I could find someone to just sawzall the piece I need, instead of the entire quarter panel, then just cut out the bad part and replace with a good piece, that way I'd be keeping all the body shaping to a minimum

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    How are you going to replace a quarter panel without a welder?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihil View Post
    It's not the curves, it's the body lines, and that picture is hard to see it, but that shiz is effed up, it's been pulled and is almost a square corner...with my skill level, I think I'd be better to go with something OEM, I was thinkin maybe I could find someone to just sawzall the piece I need, instead of the entire quarter panel, then just cut out the bad part and replace with a good piece, that way I'd be keeping all the body shaping to a minimum
    With that said, how are you planning on installing the panel at your skill level? I am just curious as to how your planning this. Get a panel from someone on the board and find someone who can mig weld it for you.

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