66 Polara Quarters........... Help!

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  1. Mikey D

    Mikey D New Member

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    I posted many months ago about needing quarters or patch panels. Someone said they were going to start making patch panels this Spring. Havent seen anything and cant find his name. Can any one help??? Thanks.
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    In the World of C-body, as painful as it might be, finding a good parts car for such things might be a better way to do things than waiting on the aftermarket to spend the massive amounts of money to tool-up for such things. Might also be better, in the long run, to remove the entire quarter panel from the donor car and replace the whole thing, drilling out the spot welds and cutting through the seam sealer and such, as if there is rust in that one area, it's probably in other places too. That way, you have "factory metal" to deal with rather than what you might otherwise get.

    To me, this is the reality of the situation, unfortunately.

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    Mikey D New Member

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    I completely hear you. But I was hoping whoever it was wasnt pulling my leg on making the patches. Not giving up just yet LoL Thanks
     
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    There are aftermarket full and 1/2 skins.

    They are garbage. I know as I bought a pair, and got my money back.

    I ponied up and bought a pair of gorgeous full quarters from Desert Valley in AZ, and had them shipped up. Best decision I ever made regarding the rear of the car. They literally dropped right in. Even most of the spot welds were in the same places.

    Beautiful dry parts, fantastic trunk extensions etc.


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    Mikey D New Member

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    Do you have a point of contact???? I appreciate your reply.
     
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    Google Desert Valley Auto Parts
     
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    Another vote for Desert Valley auto parts
     
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    They had a right side when I was there in March 2019. It looks like there's another '66 behind the blue coupe, but I didn't take any photos of it, so likely there wasn't anything good left on it. I tried to take photos of all the cars with good quarters, since those are the hardest thing to get for C bodies.

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    They also had a pretty decent four door Monaco.

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    Prepare yourself for sticker shock if you decide to call for pricing, both for the parts and shipping cost.

    Jeff
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Those taillights...
     
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    I think this is what you’re looking for

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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I know a member on here had one quarter panel, and I know where another is. $800 per panel, one in PA the other in MA i think.
     
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    Where’s the one in PA? I’m in the market too and I live in PA
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    East of Pittsburgh. I can't remember the town's name, but I can find it
     
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    Thanks. I’m in Harrisburg, but I have friends and family out towards Pittsburgh
     
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