Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
The old inner brace section was removed.
The last thing to do is work out the crease in the lower rear quarter.
The owner supplied the patch section only a small section will be needed here.
With some tweaking of the panel & better trimming it was tig welded & is looking good.
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The left rear needed a small repair also the wheel arch lip was gone.
All the lines fit & flow nice after some tweaking.
The owner attempted to do his own repair not so good it will be cut out & fixed to look nice & like most after market patches they are a mediocre fit & look at best, he wants a real nice car so I am doing the rust out metal work then the owner & his body & paint person will finish it up.
The chassis & running gear are set up nice but quality sheet metal work is over the owners head that's where I come in its my nitch.
Both fenders were reinstalled & checked for gap looks even, the owner & his body & paint person will be doing all the final fit & prep later.
The repair area was cut out using the trimmed patch as a guide.
That's it for my part its now up to the owner & his body, paint person to finish it off.
the patch was fully welded then ground smooth with some hammer, dolly & shrink disc work.
The owner cut off both of the lower front fenders sections then once the replacement patches arrived they were not a good fit that's where I come in.
The inside cleans up as nice as the out side.
Now for the left fender go thru the same steps as the right.
Good old fashion hammer dolly & shrink disc work cleaned this up.
The new inner brace section was welded in place & all the welds ground clean.
Grinding it smooth along with hammer & dolly work.
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I have finished with the metal work I am doing on the front fenders so both were coated with rust preventative paint on the sections I worked on.
1957 Chevrolet Restomod Minor Rust Out Repair & Panel Fitment Issues
With all measurements checked & clamped in place its time to weld in the brace repair section
The inner repair section will be rough cut to length.
Any final hammer & dolly work was done.
After removing the old inner brace the surface rust was cleaned up & the inner area & the new brace section were painted with rust preventative paint.
The replacement inner brace ready for rust preventative paint.
The left side trunk filler patch cleaned up nice also
The lower filler panel under the trunk lid needs some minor attention so the lead was melted out & a patch is being welded in to repair the rust out area & the upper seam was fully welded
The repaired section cleaned up nice.
It all fits & looks good inside & out.
It was then tack welded into place.
The rusted & damaged inner brace section can now be removed.
Both of the front fenders needed the lower rear section replaced & the lower 12 inches of the rear support brace so we put them on my universal fixture this way every thing stays in alignment & concentric.
The left rear quarter repair cleaned up nice.
The owner had pre bought the patch's & inner braces & had rough cut the fenders & outer skin patch.
The new patch was checked for fit before turning the lower edge
The patch done by the owner was cut out.