We have the front & rear patches en-route. At Sema we spoke to the manufacturers & are getting the outer wheel house built & the top Arch built. This will eventually lead to the full qaurter panel. We ship the samples out for the outer wheel houses this week. this is generally a 90 day turn around.I didn't word that very well. I need the left lower front patch but the bottom corner of the outer wheel tub is also rusted. I will order the lower front quarter patches as soon as they are available. any thoughts on when the outer tub will be in the works?
Is there any intel on when the patch panels will be available? I'd love to be the first one to get them on my car and give some feedback!I am guessing I won't have patch panels under the tree Xmas morning? Do you have an ETA on them yet? I'm anxious to get this thing ready for spring.
is there any more information on these panels? I will have to resort to building my own if it doesn't look like they will be available in the next month. I have sent an email regarding this as well. Any response at all would be welcome , be it yes, no, or we're not interested in your businessIs there any intel on when the patch panels will be available? I'd love to be the first one to get them on my car and give some feedback!
My bad! I checked my email on my old phone last night and found an old email I had not seen. It was from your sales department and said they would notify me when they came in. I will wait patiently as I've decided to build my own for now as I have no intention of letting my baby sit for another summer. The experience will be good and I will have all the pieces including the outer wheel house on hand when I do the full resto. Btw, that little step GM built in around the wheel opening is a bitch to reproduce!is there any more information on these panels? I will have to resort to building my own if it doesn't look like they will be available in the next month. I have sent an email regarding this as well. Any response at all would be welcome , be it yes, no, or we're not interested in your business
No, I'll check I think they are shipping with the cowl hoods. Buick is in production & waiting on the Olds cowl units to be completed before shipping.Do you have these patches ready yet?
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I finished my own driver side patch a week before I got the email that these were available. I think it turned out okay, I learned a ton but it was way too much work. I ordered both fronts immediately as well as some other goodies. At least I can drive it this summer and deal with the next priority in the winter.Well we have a little suprise.
They will here in 3-5 days.
They will be in line price wise with the Olds & Monte patch panels.
$65 for fronts $69 for rear per side
We also have new rocker panels coming in. These are off of our NOS GM units.
They will be $99.95 each. a lot nicer then the old slip on units.
No, the patch panel thickness was much thicker than the original. I stitch weld and move around the area when welding. I also use a blow gun and cool it off when welding.Did the area around the patch warp bad? I built my own drivers side before these were available and I had to di some stretching after I finished welding. I was thinking of replacing the panel from just below the body line on the pass side to alleviate some of the distortion next time. Actually the stretching process was easier than I thought but still wonder if the body line method would be better.