Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: , MA
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Quarter Panel replacment!
My rs teg has developed a bad case of honda cancer since i bought it. So its been long overdue that i fix it the right way. being my first major body welding i took my time reading and looking at the best way to go about fixing them. This is a running log of my progress so far. hopefully this might be helpful to others needing to do the same or similar repair.
So far I've cut out the effected area plus a good mount of good metal to be sure theres no rust left on the panel. also i wanted to cut it on the body crown line so that i can maintain a straight guide to measure off of. If bought a replacement panel from a online junkyard instead of a new one from the o.e.m. factory cause it was cheaper. it cost about 300 shipped... but a word of caution in order to save time the guys at the salvage yard take a sawzall to the body and cut more than enough extra metal so i got the outer quarter panel the inner panels, part the floor, half the rear inner frame, the quarter glass, the rockers, the wheel tub, and part of the subframe. What this means is that i needed to do a good amount of cutting up the parts i didn't need this was a pain in the ass but some what necessary for my case because i needed the tub and part of the rocker. just keep that in mind how much of your time is worth when picking a new or used one.
The next step was matching up the cuts from the new panel and the body in order to hang it nice and square and in place. after that i welded them together and grinned the hell out of it. heres a few pics unfortunately i cant find my before pics with the actual rusted areas.