Lead solder at qtr-roof seam

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  1. lapedr

    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Recently I installed a new RH side AMD quarter panel to my 72 Camaro. To remove the old quarter I used a propane torch to get the lead out where the roof and quarter meet. Then I drilled out the spot welds, and cut through the brass welded spots with a cutoff tool. When I installed the new quarter panel I used those same spot weld holes plus I stitch welded the entire seam. My question is since I stitch welded the seam do I still need to put lead solder in that area, or can fiberglass filler be used? What about the spots that had brass, do I have to weld in that as well? This is my first quarter panel that's why I am asking for advice.
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    You can use All Metal,then plastic filler over that.
     
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    I agree with Krabben.
    But messing with the lead is kinda fun......should try it sometime. I gotr super results with it.
     
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    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    What is all metal, is this a brand of filler?
     
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    lapedr Veteran Member Gold Member

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    gotit thx
     
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    you can use the all metal as mentioned above. I prefer to use lead on my cars. Its just a craft that once you learn its hard to go away from. on my car I added a filler plate after welding in the quarter seam solid. I then Leaded a less than 1/16th" depth to bring flush.
     
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    image.jpg I added a filler plate also after welding the seam.
     
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    glad to see this thread. I have to attack this on an otherwise almost perfect bodied car. Both of my panals are cracked on both sides.
     
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    I have a small gap where the qtr window channel meets the roof so I plan yo fab a small piece of 20 guage to it
     

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