Mounting Replacement Sheet Metal/Quarter Panel OVER Existing Quarter Panel

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    Mounting Replacement Sheet Metal/Quarter Panel OVER Existing Quarter Panel

    How would one go about taking this sheet metal quarter panel:
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    And placing/mounting it over my existing quarter panel:
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    BACKSTORY:
    When I did the 1ton rear axle swap I used my old '99.5 F-350 front leaf springs, in turn it moved the axle rearward 5" (which I specifically wanted).

    I got a little carried away with the cutoff wheel on the rear part of the wheelwell.


    My thinking is to take an LMC sheet metal panel for a '92 to '96 long bed truck/center the wheelwell over the tire AND mount/install over existing quarter panel.

    MY QUESTION: HOW CAN I DO THIS?
    I'm interested in function first; form second.

    My first thought is to use .25" rivets to mount it.

    Most of the flared part of the wheelwell is rusted through, so I'm probably going to just cut out the whole wheelwell flare so the replacement panel can lay flat over it.


    Any suggestions on a simple way to mount said replacement quarter panel besides using .25" rivets?

    From 20ft away I want it to look like factory quarter panel at first glance.
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    '94 Ford Bronco XL / Sky's ORD 6"lift / Sterling 10.25 dually / HMMWV tires / Bilstein shocks

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    Drywall screws and tar.

    Why would you not cut it out and do it properly? Multiple layers are gonna collect shit and rot.

    Why not get JY Bronco panels? Chop it out up to the door, use the extra length to move the wheelwell back, keep your tail light area.

    Is the truck panel the right profile? You've still got to deal with the tail light. What gauge is it? I've seen some real garbage replacement sheetmetal.

    Why not get a Bronco panel? Not available?

    https://www.fullsizebronco.com/threa...cement.214259/

    We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.

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      #3
      Just truggy it!

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        #4
        Get a pair of F-series wheel arch patch panels.

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          #5
          Looks like for $450 you can get a set of bronco panels. Cut the replacement panels so that you have enough material on the front end to move the wheel arch rearwards. I would cut out @ the red lines and then I would buy a Flanging tool, flange both panels weld them together. You then could use the sections of the replacement panel that you will cutoff to repair the blue square sections.

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            #6
            Panels over panels is some drifter shit missile bullshit. Don't do that.

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              #7
              It’s going to rattle, rust, trap dirt, and look like hammered dog shit.

              From 100’, not 20.

              First that comes to mind is an episode of Xtreme 4X with the 6X6 Suburban where he does what you should do and looks fairly simple.

              Or go all in and skin it like OJ.
              Last edited by Etyler2; 07-22-2020, 07:49 AM.

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                #8
                Sexton Offroad
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Toreadorranger View Post
                  Looks like for $450 you can get a set of bronco panels. Cut the replacement panels so that you have enough material on the front end to move the wheel arch rearwards. I would cut out @ the red lines and then I would buy a Flanging tool, flange both panels weld them together. You then could use the sections of the replacement panel that you will cutoff to repair the blue square sections.

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                  This is the best solution IMO.
                  88 bronco // 96 bronco // 96 f250

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                    #10
                    Makes perfect sense. A white bronco and you got carried away cutting it up. Is that you, O.J.?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by subybaja View Post
                      Drywall screws and tar.

                      Why would you not cut it out and do it properly? Multiple layers are gonna collect shit and rot.

                      Why not get JY Bronco panels? Chop it out up to the door, use the extra length to move the wheelwell back, keep your tail light area.

                      Is the truck panel the right profile? You've still got to deal with the tail light. What gauge is it? I've seen some real garbage replacement sheetmetal.

                      Why not get a Bronco panel? Not available?

                      https://www.fullsizebronco.com/threa...cement.214259/
                      Valid points
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                      hopes to grow up someday

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                        #12
                        Harbor Freight even has a Air Flange tool, $35.

                        https://www.harborfreight.com/air-pu...tool-1110.html
                        88 Ford F-turd50 IDI Crawler

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Toreadorranger View Post
                          I would cut out @ the red lines and then I would buy a Flanging tool, flange both panels weld them together.

                          You then could use the sections of the replacement panel that you will cutoff to repair the blue square sections.

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                          Can you expand on this point, please?
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by subybaja View Post
                            Drywall screws and tar.

                            Why would you not cut it out and do it properly? Multiple layers are gonna collect shit and rot.

                            Why not get JY Bronco panels? Chop it out up to the door, use the extra length to move the wheelwell back, keep your tail light area.

                            Is the truck panel the right profile? You've still got to deal with the tail light. What gauge is it? I've seen some real garbage replacement sheetmetal.

                            Why not get a Bronco panel? Not available?

                            https://www.fullsizebronco.com/threa...cement.214259/

                            From your link; someone made a good point that factory panels are thicker than replacement panel.

                            Definitely might take this route.
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                            '94 Ford Bronco XL / Sky's ORD 6"lift / Sterling 10.25 dually / HMMWV tires / Bilstein shocks

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                              #15
                              https://desolatemotorsports.com/shop...h-replacement/

                              get a set of these and brush up on your fiberglass skills. move wheel opening to the correct location and make it look good.

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