In this video I am showing issues and troubles you can get into when cutting out a section of rear quarter panel and installing a patch panel. This 1970 Plymouth Duster had previous body work or should I say bad body work. An excessive amount of Bondo body filler was used when the metal should have been worked out more and you will see a very unprofessional way of filling in rust holes to build a quarter panel out of Bondo.
If you already own a Mig Welder and some of the tools mentioned in the video, the cost of welding in a patch panel will vary on the price of the patch panel. In this case the patch panel was approximately $150. You shouldn’t need anymore than a quart of short strand fiberglass and a quart of lightweight body filler. Then you have glazing putty, primers and then paint. I would guess on average for a job like this one, minus the bad previous body work, you would spend no more than $450 to do the repair yourself provided you already have a welder and some of the tools. I will add some tools you may need below..
Tools You May Need:
With Mig Welding you can use Flux Core Wire, which means you don’t need gas but for the best results, purchase and hookup gas. I personally use 25% CO2 75% Argon shield gas.
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