Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Moderator: Mod Squad

User avatar
1966Mustang
Administrator
Posts: 231
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 10:46 am
Location: Downtown Norfolk, VA
Contact:

Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #1 by 1966Mustang » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:05 am

My upcoming winter project is to replace my quarter panels and outer wheelhouses.

I think I've finally decided on qp skins and bonding them on with panel adhesive. My reasons for skinning this cat are that the top beltline and top sheetmetal of the original quarters are fine and I didn't want to go through messing with the sail panel area and my perception of additional work that involved.

Here's what I'm working with so far. I have some trimming to do.
20150817_213912.jpg


Here's a good informational video that explains a lot about using this adhesive.
https://youtu.be/CRpHgxV9260

I'm pretty sure I know what to do with the outer wheelhouses - fit everything loose and manage a happy wheelhouse to quarter skin relation before any gluing and welding takes place.

- Perry
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
'65 Mustang Coupe, C4, DUI, CompCams 260, Addco 1", StreetOrTrack Front Bilstein Coilover System, Bilstein Rear Shocks, 4-1/2 leaf springs.

Support our forum:
Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube, Buy FordSix Gear , Make a Donation!

User avatar
powerband
FSP Moderator
Posts: 1861
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 6:45 pm
Location: Mid Hudson Valley - \H/

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #2 by powerband » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:30 pm

With careful application , bonding adhesive can work well. I was encouraged by the fiberglas teardrop scoop I 'bonded ' onto the 61'. I wanted to relieve underhood temperatures with headers and considered it might crack with the temp' cycling but has endured for a few years. This year I 'experimented' with only bonding- no welding rear quarter's on another of my cars, a Miata I hit with the plow truck two winters ago :roll: .

Using cheap re-pop panels , lapped the seam using SEM panel adhesive (and SEM 2X1 gun) and used waterproof (DynaGlas) and then regular (Rage) final filler for simple clean finish before hi-bild primer and epoxy.

have fun

Image . Image . Image .

Image . Image
"Take time to stop and smell... The roadkill..."

User avatar
1966Mustang
Administrator
Posts: 231
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 10:46 am
Location: Downtown Norfolk, VA
Contact:

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #3 by 1966Mustang » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:55 am

Ahhh you make it sound easy-peasy, which is very encouraging. BTW, the temps here are in the 70s / 60s next week - I think it would be a great time for you to plan that getaway to Virginia Beach!!! Bring your tools! I got the beer.

But in all seriousness, this really does seem like the way to go for this application.

Thanks,

Perry
'65 Mustang Coupe, C4, DUI, CompCams 260, Addco 1", StreetOrTrack Front Bilstein Coilover System, Bilstein Rear Shocks, 4-1/2 leaf springs.

Support our forum:
Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube, Buy FordSix Gear , Make a Donation!

User avatar
1966Mustang
Administrator
Posts: 231
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 10:46 am
Location: Downtown Norfolk, VA
Contact:

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #4 by 1966Mustang » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:19 pm

Here's a good write up on the process I'm going to basically emulate.

Advice Installing Quarter Skins

The finished result looks like nothing happened - now I need to get to work on my outer wheel houses... but I guess I have to clean the garage to make some workspace first.

- Perry
'65 Mustang Coupe, C4, DUI, CompCams 260, Addco 1", StreetOrTrack Front Bilstein Coilover System, Bilstein Rear Shocks, 4-1/2 leaf springs.

Support our forum:
Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube, Buy FordSix Gear , Make a Donation!

User avatar
bubba22349
Global Moderator
Posts: 8379
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:46 pm
Location: Flagstaff, Az. 86005 near the old Route 66

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:59 pm

:hmmm: so Perry did you happen to get those quarter panels glued on yet? Good luck :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

User avatar
CoupeBoy
VIP Member
Posts: 3438
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 12:17 am
Location: Fargo, ND
Contact:

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #6 by CoupeBoy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:25 am

Perry, did you ever do this?

After I picked up the 1965 Mustang Parts car back in 2015.
Image

Last Fall, I picked up a pair of Scott Drake Quarter Panel Skins.
Image

I called locally and the autobody supplies stores carry 3m or Fusor products. I'm thinking about buying the 3m supplies (applicator and 2 part bonding compound) from the internet and going that route.

The articles I've read makes it look like this is the way to go, less heat (no welding/grinding), less concern about panel alignment for the welds since the panels will overlap using this process.
1968 Mustang Daily Driver Rebuild (on hold for the Season 3/1/2015)
1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build (just getting started 3/15/2015)
Case 1830 Skidsteer FordSix Repower Thread (started 4/4/2015)
1970 170/C4
1967 200/C4
1965 240/bellhousing/flywheel/clutch/3.03 bell pattern
1975 250/flexplate
1975 300/flywheel

User avatar
1966Mustang
Administrator
Posts: 231
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 10:46 am
Location: Downtown Norfolk, VA
Contact:

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Post #7 by 1966Mustang » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:47 pm

Nope. I'm still over-thinking it... :hmmm:

So my thoughts were that - in my case at least. a combination of welding and gluing would be the best route. Plus - I made my cut about 2-2.5" below the bodyline and flanged. I kept back from the door pillar about 2" - the thought there being to butt weld... It's all fitted, but I haven't started welding. Primarily because I need to seal and paint before it gets closed up.

I will post a new picture of where it's at. The only real difference is that the outer wheelhouse is replaced and the quarter is fitted...

Coming Soon! Summer 2017!!!
'65 Mustang Coupe, C4, DUI, CompCams 260, Addco 1", StreetOrTrack Front Bilstein Coilover System, Bilstein Rear Shocks, 4-1/2 leaf springs.

Support our forum:
Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube, Buy FordSix Gear , Make a Donation!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest