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1966 Ford Mustang - Project '66 - Real-World Solutions: Quarter-Panel Repairs
Patch panel, skin, or full quarter-options abound for repairing your rusty flanks
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
When deciding upon the type of quarter-panel you need or would like to use for your Mustang's sheetmetal repairs, you must take into account several things. First and, to some, foremost is price. The quarter skin can be purchased for around $59-$69, whereas the full quarter is in the pricier neighborhood of around $150-$200. This means you could purchase two skins for less than the cost of just one full quarter. But sometimes a full quarter is needed. If the rearmost part of the quarter (where the quarter extension bolts to) is damaged and beyond basic body repairs, the only way to obtain this section is via a full quarter-panel, thus a quarter skin would be useless to you. In this sidebar, we have a few more photographs detailing the pros and cons of your choices. Take a look at these photos, then your Mustang, then your checkbook, and then order the appropriate parts.