how to remove rear fender ?

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  1. Xavi3r

    Xavi3r Active Member

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    hi,

    I was wondering how to remove the rear fenders on a 70 300 body. Do you know how to do it there some trics to know ?
    There are some welding points that I can see so ok I can drill them, but how to deal with the rear pillar ?

    thanks,
    Xavier.
     
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Not one single fastener and somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 or 300 factory spot welds.
     
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    kingbowl93 Active Member

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    It has to be cut out with a plasma cutter ideally since they are part of the body. Only the front fenders are removable .
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I prefer a good spot weld cutter for complete panel replacement or patches at the outer edges of the panels involving factory seems.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    About mid-way up the C-piller there is a welded seam. Sand away the paint down to the metal and you will understand it.

    I don't want to diminish your desires to do the work but this is major fabrication and body work.
    It's one of those, "If you have to ask...".
     
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    Samplingman Senior Member

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    There is only one way to remove a C body quarter panel...
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Ummm. Removal is the easy part.... :lol:
     
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    Mr C Senior Member

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    Here's a pic of what a total quarter panel replacement looks like (Not a Chrysler panel, because...of course...nobody makes those!).

    As mentioned there will be a lead seam on the C pillar that needs to be cleaned out to access the spot welds. These are spot welded all the way around the perimeter.

    Process: Find all spot welds- drill out. You'll likely need to air chisel around the perimeter to loosen the panel. Then clean and replace using the reverse of the process...being sure the panel is well aligned.

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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Here's what that seam looks like...

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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    The question that needs to be asked is are you removing it so you can replace it or are you removing it to reuse? If you are just replacing it you can rip and tear it off. If you want to reuse it it takes a lot of careful work to not destroy it.
     
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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Mine was original and was a white filler type material I could pry/chip out with a screwdriver blade.
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I believe non vinyl top cars were leaded and finished better while vinyl top cars had a soft plastic type filler. I've also seen them with a little lead in the corners with no filler along the rest of the seam. Typical Mopar, never say never.
     
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  14. Xavi3r

    Xavi3r Active Member

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    thanks for all your answer guys.

    I was wondering to start the restoration process of the body of the 70's 300 I buy some years ago on the forum.

    I asked a guy to media blast it ( it is a former body worker ) and he told me that the best would be to remove the rear fender to have acess to all the body, and to repair the fender easily.

    I have no idea so I prefered ask about it. Now I can see that it is a lot of work.
    what do you think ?
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    You either remove the rear quarter panel to replace it or you repair it. You don't do both.
     
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    marko Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    post a pic of the fender you are talking about ?
     
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    Xavi3r Active Member

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    goal is to repair this
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  18. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I’d cut out the pieces you intend to patch prior to media blasting but the quarter has to stay on in this case.
     
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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    You would want to do as Detmatt said. Find the lower quarter sections from a donor car and splice them in, the upper part of your rear quarter is not that bad. You can wire weld using low amps and small wire in short passes so as not to warp the panel. Rust free metal for these cars is hard to find, so you may have to do some fabrication and make your splice parts.

    Dave
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Find a new guy to blast the car. I understand what hes thinking...I THINK...but this isnt a Cuda or Charger and you cant just call up AMD and order replacement panels.

    Ideally yes, it'd be nice to blast all the hard to get areas and coat them properly, but at this point in time, the after market isn't there to support tearing the C bodies down to the inner skeleton.

    Dont remove that quarter.
     
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