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Old 03-14-2019, 09:52 PM   #1
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shaping a wheel arch

My 69 short bed had some rust in the arch of the wheel well.

I welded it up and the weld was where the flat arch goes into the curve of the bed.

I will end up taking it to a pro as it is whooping me badly.

I feel like I have used a gallon of filler one spoonful at a time trying to get the flat part flat/straight the the roll arched correctly.

I may end up buying the replacement panel and cutting a section out and then be able to line up the body lines welding into a more workable area.

Any ideas without actual pictures?

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

Pica are better ...if your taking it to a pro anyway, then let them worry bout it...
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

Shaping a wheel arch.... and the rest of a quarter panel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpOhz0uGRM&app=desktop



Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but pictures of what you have sure helps to get the right answer..
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:12 PM   #4
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

amazing video Robert...its unbelievable what a true craftsman can do
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:39 PM   #5
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

Shaping a wheel arch? Pretty sure that guy could hand form the entire truck! I'd love to work under someone with those skills.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:17 AM   #6
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

Me too. His skill set is a tad better than mine. LOL

I got it really close yesterday and a little more work today it may be OK.

Or I might have to start all over again.

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Old 03-17-2019, 12:16 PM   #7
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That is amazing skill.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:08 PM   #8
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Re: shaping a wheel arch

Just off hand I would say he has done this before
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