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Replacing 76 blazer rear quarter

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by rodriscoll, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. rodriscoll

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    Replacing 76 blazer rear quarter
    I am getting mixed answers on the web how hard is it to replace rear quarters I keep hearing they just unbolt I know there are spot welds at door at least and probably the rear where the taillight are anybody done this. My other option is to half quareter but would rather do the whole thing if possible. PS I have a mig welder.
     
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    welded at the tailgate post and b-pillar..

    my 77 was mostly bolted.. they started spot-welding more and more of it over the years... my 87 wheelwellls are spotted...

    if your bodywork capable, air hammer, grinders, etc, it's not hard.. just take your time...

    I wouldn't patch it...
     
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    Thanks for the response from what I have seen it is mosly bolts I think I will take a crack at it don't like the idea of patching it either. It is not my daily driver so I can take my time. One more question I have mig that is gas not gas I did not want to have to pay for gas and have rental on tank is it ok to use no gas I have seen they reccoment using gas but no real reason for it.
     
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    well, you'll want to run flux core wire then... flux core isn't the best for sheetmetal because it penetrates too much... you can get away with it if you run thin wire.. .030 penetrates like crazy, gotta be careful, but doable.. .025 would be best, but I'm not sure if flux core goes down that small..
     
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    Ok lets say I use the gas I see I can buy the tank and it is not to bad what wire should I use.
     
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    Standard wire, but still try to stay small.. .025 or .030
     
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    Thaks for the posts I have some direction now will try to post some pictures once I get the first one done I might do some directions on the second one once I get a system going still waiting for my mig to show up.
     
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    no prob... any questions, shoot me a pm...
     

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