Steel GT flares

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Front and rear quarter views of flares

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Lining up GT rocker panel to the jack point hole

The stock left rear quarter panel

The factory left rear GT flare

Checking the fit of the flare to the quarter panel

Lining up the flare and rocker panel and then clamping in place

Tracing the flare outline onto the quarter panel

Area of the quarter panel that will be cut out

Removing the primer with a wire brush wheel  along the welding lines

Clamping the bottom edge and the start of cutting

A hacksaw blade was used to cut along the outline of the flare, the resulting cut is about 1/32 which works well for a full penetration MIG weld

As I worked around the flare I used a butt welding jig to hold the joint and tack welded the panels together

The flare is now tacked in place and the old metal has been removed from the original quarter panel

Going around and filling in the welds between the tack welds.  This was done in short 1 sections, skipping around, and letting the welds cool to avoid too much warping of the panels

Grinding and finishing the welds

Applying body filler to smooth out the surface

After a coat of primer

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