The first step was identifying all the dents and dings that needed repair, and filed them down to metal. A stud nail gun was used on the larger dents, and heat and a body hammer were used on the smaller ones. Then we took out all head and tail lamps and rear bumper and left side skirt, so as not to damage these parts during repair. A 5”x2” piece was fabricated to fit below the fuel door, and finished with filler and glazing putty, and sanded. When we started on the left quarter right behind the door, we discovered about an inch of body filler(OEM recommendations calls for no more than ¼ inch of filler for safety reasons). In order to repair the low section there it all had to come off, and underneath all that filler were drilled holes just covered with filler. Mr. Smith explained that in the 70’s body sheet metal was stretched back to shape using screws drilled into the panel. Since the metal was already stretched from previous repair it was too thin to work any more. A 5”x9” section was cut out using a small cutoff wheel and a new sheet metal piece was fabricated to fit. For extra support we also cut backing plates for 3 of the sides to weld the section to and plug welded them to the sides of the hole. Then the new piece was welded using stitch welds and grinded smooth. In grinding off all the filler from that section more metal damage was discovered on the lower half and on the bottom edge so that section was cut out of the bottom of the quarter and a used part was sectioned in.