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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Rear quarter panel

Anyone know a good way to remove the rear quarter? My 03 has a giant dent in the rear quarter panel the starts from the passenger rear door and pretty much ends at the tail light. I got all the tools needed to get it off but I'm stumped when it comes to sealer or adhesive they used. Is it a sealer to adhesive? I got a another car ready to be sacrificed, that I picked up for $300. Any constructive input would be awesome.

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It is most likely spot welded on instead of glued. You are probably gonna end up doing alot of measuring and cutting/drilling. Before you try to replace the whole quarter skin, I would have a PDR tech look at it and see if they can't push most of the dent out.
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It is most likely spot welded on instead of glued. You are probably gonna end up doing alot of measuring and cutting/drilling. Before you try to replace the whole quarter skin, I would have a PDR tech look at it and see if they can't push most of the dent out.
forgot to mention the damage is pretty bad on the skin side, frame is good. I don't even think they have a PDR here(thanks for the business idea)I went around a couple weeks ago and basically they wanted 3.5k-4k to push out the dent, fill it and repaint the whole car (last shop to do my paint job did not prime and now my front bumper is chipping) my location is in Hawaii on the island Kauai. so basically captive audience. I appreciate the quick response.

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quarter panels are usualy very tricky. most likely that part is welden on, the civic i had; had damage on the quarter panel and was replaced. cost me an arm n leg but came out nice (300 for what you got is a good deal) i would make sure when you find someone to keep a close eye on it to make sure is done right. i would definetly get some quotes before deciding on which one to go to. You being in hawaii might prove to be a trivial task
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Update on the rear 1/4 if you are attempting this make sure you remove all the seam sealer and foam. Got all the spot welds and got the panel off (on the test car) was kinda a pain but I got throught it. Now on to the hard part. Removing the replacment panel. Also side note getting the rear window out is another PITA.
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Old post I would like to dig up. My SRT e-Blue rear 1/4 has intense rust that I have paid once to have removed, bondo, molded, painted and blended and the rust is back. It really needs to go, is this possible or need a cutting torch and then a new one welded on?

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Old post I would like to dig up. My SRT e-Blue rear 1/4 has intense rust that I have paid once to have removed, bondo, molded, painted and blended and the rust is back. It really needs to go, is this possible or need a cutting torch and then a new one welded on?
You would have to be able to weld the new one back in place.
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How much did that cost for the first repair? Just curious
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Hey, fishtank how did it come out just recently crashed srt, and front end damage is to much so I bought a shell only thing is now the shell has some quarter panel damage. So I would like to change the quarter panel from my old one to the new one any steps I have to take?
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Here is the new shell I will be tranfering engine too just need to remove quarter panel
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Resurrecting this thread again to see if anyone has updates, advice, costs, pictures, etc.

My rear left quarter panel is bubbling due to years of not having a garage. Now that she's back under cover, I'd like to stop the progression and fix it.

Local boneyard quoted me $200 for a good panel off an '05 Neon, including labor to remove it. My thought is to get a local bodyshop to cut out the entire wheel well, weld in a replacement from the good panel, then grind/fill/finish. Seems like less work than replacing the entire skin door to bumper.

Any thoughts?
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I'm in the same boat hear. Rear quarter panel is rusted in the edge of the wheel well and bubbling around the rest of it.

I have local salvage yards here quoting 150 for each side which isn't bad!

I'm just not sure how hard it is to actual replace each side...I've read there's welding involved. Is this something a shop is used to doing and will do? Or will they laugh at me for asking?

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Bump, same boat here. I was quoted around the same for the panels.... But getting someone to put them on and paint? I've been quoted $2k per panel... I've only been to one place but I'm wondering what a reasonable number is. I think $2k per panel was a "we don't really care about this business" quote.

Most likely both my panels need to be replaced.


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Rear quarter panel

That's a lot of boats for a car forum.

Keep shopping around. $4,000 for both skins is a bit steep, especially if you're providing them.

This was around $7,000 worth of damage.

Edit: It might be worth it to try to find a mom and pop shop, or a local builder, as they may give you an even better deal.
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