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    YY1 Well-Known Member

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    it just occured to me that there's a lot of surface overlap where the quarter meets the rocker, but no spot welds. From the bottom of the rocker, it looks like lead. What about on the side? What do you guys do?
     
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    Don't know if your 66' is exactly the same YY1, but the rockers I did on my 68 and 69 were Leaded and then Welded under that, on the side. The factory weld wasn't a few spot welds, but an ugly continuous weld. When I went to put in all the fresh metal, I overlapped the quater over the rocker (just like factory), tapped in the seam area just a very small bit, so when I went to go put a continuous weld between the two, I wouldn't have to grind my reinforcement/weld cap down to nothing, so it wasn't peeking through the duraglass I used to level it all off.

    Good luck to ya.
     
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    Thanks for the info prop, that's probably one of the least documented areas. I have several really good referance aticles on quarter replacement, but none go in to that area with any detail.

    So the continuous weld is at the seam just forward of the door pillar?

    Then you dura-glassed instead of leaded ?

    This would be for the 73/74. The 66 doesn't need quarters :)
     
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    No problem man...Below is a pic of the factory configuration I had to cut out of my 69' RR.

    A picture is worth a thousand words, so hopefully the pic is a little easier to interpret than my jumbled explaination...lol. You can still see the remnant of some of the lead that I melted out and the weld underneath.

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    Duraglass will hold up just fine.
     
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    Thanks again.

    So the large area of sheet metal of the quarter overlaps about 8 inches of the rocker, and there's just a paper's width gap. Now THAT's a recipe for condensation and rust, if I ever heard one!

    Often times you see what looks like a plate of different colored metal on the bottom in that area. I've always been told that' "factory lead" as well.
     
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    To save yourself a little grief and distortion, you could stagger stitch the seam. And don't forget the weld through primer!
     
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    LOL! You bet it is!
     
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