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I bought an 83 P-type off a friend who wrecked it into a guard rail. and really screwed up the driverside quarter panel. So i went looking for a wrecked supra with a good quarter panel. and i found another 83 p-type. So i had them cut out its quarter panel. starting right behind the driver seat, over to about the middle then straight back to the middle of the spare tire wheel well then straight across to right behind the rear right side break light. as for the roof they cut from the left side to the middle then back.
and then on my car i cut from right behind the driver side rear window straight down to about the middle of the wheel well. on the inside i used a hammer and chisel to brake the factory spot welds and i chiseled off the peice that holds the tial light and locks the hatch down in place then i did the same to the new quarter panel except i made the panle so it would slit up inside the rest of the rear side. then welded it, grinded it, and puttyed it. now its almost impossible to tell how i did it.
i just thought i'd post this incase someone might need to do the same thing. if needed you can check out the pics i posted. just me a responce if you can.
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Thanks for those pics. I was curious how that would be done. I mangled the same quarter on my red 85 almost as bad. I took it to a local shop that has quite a reputation for restoring classic cars. The body man said with confidence "I can straighten that!" I went to look after he'd hammered but before he put any bondo at all and I'll be damned if he hadn't sculpted a masterpiece - the guy should be working in bronze statues or something! I was sure it was gonna need a new quarter. I guess I lucked out because your method would have cost several hundred dollars more they said. Good to see another Supra rescue in progress. With that kind of damage, most people would have written it off.

Phil D.
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