How rusty could it be? (Rear filler and Window channel replacement)

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by evil16v, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. leo455

    leo455 LAB MAN

    Which arm or leg ? Ha ha ha :laugh: :laugh: :beer :TU:
  2. Gold '71

    Gold '71 '71 GS, Cortez Gold

    This is a very interesting thread and the guy that did the work did a great job. However, I have one question..... If the Chevelles use the same rear glass and trunk lid as the Skylark / GS cars, what is the difference in the rear filler panel between the 2 cars?

    I am assuming that the difference lies in the line where the filler meets the quarter panel, but I am not sure. Could a replacement panel for a Chevelle be modified to fit the Buick??
  3. Nicholas Sloop

    Nicholas Sloop '08 GS Nats BSA runner up

    Skylark and Chevelle do use the same trunk lid, but do not use the same glass. Buick glass curves up at the lower edge, while Chevy glass is straight across
  4. leo455

    leo455 LAB MAN

    Question is would it be ok to use a chevelle glass and filler panel ? ( not that I would)
  5. Nicholas Sloop

    Nicholas Sloop '08 GS Nats BSA runner up

    Yes, I believe physically it could be done.

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    I have a 70 chevelle here right now and they do not interchange
  7. leo455

    leo455 LAB MAN

    How about the other a bodies? and how much is that filler panel in (for) the window ?
  8. RudyE

    RudyE Well-Known Member

    Mike, I have wondered if the upper quarter panel sail and rear glass areas of the Chevelle quarters are the same as the Buick. They appear very similar above the body line, and I am curious if something like a Goodmark complete quarter for a Chevelle could be used to repair those commonly rusted areas typically found under vinyl tops by sectioning the areas between the quarter windows and the back glass, but above the body side contour line. What do you think? Thanks, Rudy E.

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    Im not sure what your asking here... :Do No:

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    The chevelle I have here and the buick actually share nothing in common. The back glass area does not ressemble the buick in anything I have done for Robs car. I would find a non-vinal top car to get you sections from to repair your areas. Less fabrication to make it fit right.
  11. leo455

    leo455 LAB MAN

    Lemans,Cutlass and I thought you said you had a panel for sale.
  12. oPh

    oPh Well-Known Member

    For those intersted in comparisons of the catwalk section, esp the lower structure between one A-body line to another. I have several complete sections cut out of '70-72 LeMans. I'd like to see what Skylark structure looks like from underneath.
  13. SS-TRUCK

    SS-TRUCK Stage 1 X

    To those involved in this job thanks . You did a great job with the pictures in showing where you cut and put back together .I as well as many others need to do this job and with those pictures it will be much easier .Thanks again guys .
  14. 70lark

    70lark Well-Known Member

    My car was hardtop all its life, and the rot is terrible. I never could figure that out. It was Tx car, has a ton of glass in it now :blast: I hope to have mine fixed next summer.
  15. chris roesch

    chris roesch Say what again, i dare u

    what is a donor panel worth for the Skylark?? I might have 3 or 4 good ones.

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    Chevelle and olds "tulip" panels are shorter than the Buick one. Have not looked at a lemans/gto panel, but I will bet it won't fit. Good ol' Buick, make it different enough so no-one can reproduce it.:Dou:
  17. 1971GSFAN

    1971GSFAN green onions

    Very good info. here. I'm glad mine doesn't need this repair (it needs enough others) I'll check a donor body I have and with luck someone can use it. I am planning on moving it to the junkyard this spring. If it is worth keeping I'll post pics here. It is only a body I needed the frame. again very good and detailed info. I enjoyed reading :beer :cool:
  18. evil16v

    evil16v Midwest Buick Mafia

    It's a Buick only part. this need reproed BBBBAAADDD. it took forever to to find the one used here.

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    this should be brought back up
  20. GSX1

    GSX1 GSX1

    Had to do the same (Fun is ) on my car once removed i coated the entire area with wurth's Rust Guard , it is some great stuff hardens like nails . used panel bond and a few tac weld to put back
    in place .

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