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Have you guys seen this? As someone who just did this myself on my car the way I think you are supposed to, is this an additional viable way to do this? Doesn’t it look like this is just the rocker being used instead of the quarter panel skin on the back or am I missing something? How is the quarter attached to the rocker...bondo? 
 

 

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You mean, they cut away the outer fender and just left the stub of the outer rocker?

 

No, I'd say that's what's fondly referred to on this board and others as a 'PO'.

 

Usually there are 4 letter adjectives attached to those 2 letters.

 

"How is the quarter attached to the rocker...bondo? "

 

Unlike so many fake DetectiveDramas, we don't have the ability to

zoom in and create detail that's not there already.

 

I posit that it's flapping in the breeze.

 

As that overlap panel in the rear quarter provides rigidity and takes load from the 

(stressed) rear quarter panel and loads it into the rocker, I'd say that car is

'structurally compromised' if there isn't more to that story.

 

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stinks like poo?  Don't get it on you, then.

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Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should.... 😉

 

When I lived in Atlanta — where there are no state inspections whatsoever (apart from emissions) — I saw lots of cars driving around without fenders and even doors. I decided not to follow suit!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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That picture looks like the Golf '74 tii currently on BAT--and what you're seeing is the inner rocker panel that's aft of the seam that aligns with the door's trailing edge.  The giveaway are those three large holes that from inside the car provide access to squirt rustproofing into the space between the quarter panel rocker panel section and the piece you see.  Apparently that quarter panel section was rusted out and not replaced (despite its availability as a patch panel) when the car was worked on.  

 

I didn't notice that when I commented on the car in its BAT writeup, so will have to go back and correct.

 

mike

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6 hours ago, TobyB said:

Unlike so many fake DetectiveDramas, we don't have the ability to

zoom in and create detail that's not there already.

I was able to zoom in pretty good on my cellphone, yes I said enhance as I zoomed, just like some of my favorite detective shows. I love to point out all the inaccuracies in these shows, like when they magically reload their guns.

 

It looks like rot from road salt and or other debris getting thrown up off the tires.

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