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I guess I will have to keep cutting up parts cars. My latest project has already ate 2 parts cars. One 4-door, and one/6 hardtop. Everything else that's usable on the hardtop is saved.
The people wanting to fix these cars up, will be dead before the parts are made available.
Making Ford parts, anyone here care?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/332969728856 Only AMD 66-67 Plymouth B body specific panels that are available that I have found. They are claimed to be out of production and not available by AMD.
I received this message from AMD a couple days ago..... Joel We have just recently decided to develop the quarter, trunk drops, outer wheel houses and a few other odds and ends for the rear of those Plymouths. However, we are pretty well tied up with our new Ford line of parts that we’re developing. I would put the time line for those Plymouth parts somewhere in the 3-5 year range for being developed and then produced. Development is a slow process and we’ve already got 10 other lines of parts we’re working on, so it’ll be a while, but they’re coming! Thanks for checking with us. Zach Huckleberry Auto Metal Direct 940 Sherwin Parkway, Suite 180 Buford, Georgia 30518 Toll Free: (866) 591-8309
3 to 5 years ????? he told me 1-2 years !!!! man I hate waiting.... keep emailing AMD maybe the parts will happen sooner.... this really sucks, im so disappointed
Does anyone have experience with the wheel arch patch panels from AutoBody Specialties (ABS) out of Connecticut? If so, how is the quality of the forming? Is the thickness of the metal comparable to OEM? Are they better than the parts made by Sherman or C2C Fabrication? Any advice or opinions are appreciated! Thanks!
My dad & I used them on my dads 67 gtx & also used the patch panels in front & rear of those. They are all hand formed. They all suck but better than nothing. Just make sure they fit your wheel well moldings.
Update.. sort of C2C no longer has the quarter skins on their site. Pretty odd they took them off the 66 parts page. Maybe too many complaints...
I have confirmed that AutoBody Specialties (ABS) and C2C Fabrication are resellers of the Sherman pieces for the rear wheel arch patch panels. According to ABS, these pieces are "die stamped 20-22 ga". So it seems that the only company making these are Sherman and they are offered by Sherman and several other businesses (ABS, C2C, Summit) at various prices. Also, there is currently a 6 to 8 week wait time for these regardless of who you buy them from. Hope this information is helpful.
I sure could use a passenger side quarter for Ram runner, his lower section from the body line down is all fiberglass, and a few rust holes below the top body line. I purchased a quarter patch years ago, but never put it on, felt like a waste if the rest of the quarter was still in rough shape.
I was playing with paintshop tonight trying to figure out what and how to repair the outer wheel well. I found a picture of a 68 dart and overlayed a 66 belle ontop of it and here is what i have found. Its very close to the belle outer wheel well. Maybe it needs some modifications but not nearly as much as fabbing up a whole new outer wheel well.
Here is a video I made of the fitment issues I had with the current panels.. However I have found a fix for my issue. I hammered out their body line and used a 10 foot long gutter brake and re bent the line to what is needed. Here are those pictures too.
I did that exact thing with mine 2 years ago.
And Satellite guys.....
That is partially true. C2C does sell the Sherman parts, however, they were producing their own quarters as well that fit differently and were thicker gauge, but the corner bends and wheel lips weren't right. My dad bought a pair for his '66 and found this out. So they let him have them for no charge, and said they'd bought a new machine and would be producing new quarters once they figured out the corner bend behind the rear tire. They said they were having difficulty getting this bend correct so I called and suggested they called a factory rep for the machine to come demonstrate. Finally he ended up with a pair (8 months+ later than expected) that were perfect except the corner behind the tire. They did in the meantime send a pair from another (sister company) that ended up crappy Sherman parts that didn't line up anywhere close, and were cheap, flimsy "placemats". They charged my dad for those, said he could return for the new ones they were working on, but were "too busy" to honor their commitment, so he paid for another pair and got what he ended up using.