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Old 07-17-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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Rescuing Ruby, Extensive Quarter Panel Rust Repair

INTRODUCTION NOV. 23, 2012:

From this:

DSC02593 by Paul Kemme, on Flickr
[/url]DSC02596 by Paul Kemme, on Flickr

To this:


DSC08771 by Paul Kemme, on Flickr

Special thanks to:

- God for the ability to do this.

- My wife for putting up with me and the project.

- Dave Brinkman and Frank's CarStar in Fairfield, Ohio, for advice, encouragement, and the paint job.

- Majestic Honda (online) and Performance Honda (Fairfield, Ohio)

- RimWorks, Dayton, Ohio

- and the cb7tuner community!

ORIGINAL POST July 17, 2011:

Finally got started reconstructing my 90 LX. Don’t bother telling me it isn’t worth it (304,918 miles), I know that. I once made an unfortunate comparison between my wife and this car; her response, “You’ll get rid of me just like you’ll get rid of this car.” Soooo, I have to drive it until I die, or it gets run over by a truck, and hopefully those two events don’t happen at the same time.

It has been cut up since last summer, finally got started putting it back together. I figured I would start a thread and either get harassment or encouragement to pick up the pace.

You can see what I started with in the photos above. (edit)

Donor Quarters. It was a shame to cut the donor up; it was only lightly hit in the front. They wouldn't sell me the whole shell.

LQtrInner by Paul Kemme, on RQtr by Paul Kemme, on Flickr

Right side cut open





New outer skin and inner wheel well



Outer trunk floor and rear corner of inner wheel well patch



Forward inner wheel well patch



Next step is installation of outer wheel well.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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You sure have alot of work to do but it's nice to see that your fixing it up rather then scraping it. Where do you plan on replacing the right qurter panel were you cut across showing in the small pic, or above that near the back glass?
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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I left the top of the old quarter in place for the time being to keep everything aligned. I was actually driving like that (on nice days) before I cut away the bottom of the braces at the back of the wheel well. The new outer part of the wheel well will overlap this area. When I'm ready for the outer skin, I'll tie it in at the seam at the rear window and several inches up the C pillar. I'll be spot welding the lap joints everywhere except the wheel well lip where I'm going to use 3M body panel adhesive (it will work very well as a sealer at this joint as well). Every internal, and every external surface that will be hidden by things like the bumper, will be coated with Eastwood rust converter/protector (orange color inside the rocker section).
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LOTS of CB7 parts for sale http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=192583

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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I left the top of the old quarter in place for the time being to keep everything aligned. I was actually driving like that (on nice days) before I cut away the bottom of the braces at the back of the wheel well. The new outer part of the wheel well will overlap this area. When I'm ready for the outer skin, I'll tie it in at the seam at the rear window and several inches up the C pillar. I'll be spot welding the lap joints everywhere except the wheel well lip where I'm going to use 3M body panel adhesive (it will work very well as a sealer at this joint as well). Every internal, and every external surface that will be hidden by things like the bumper, will be coated with Eastwood rust converter/protector (orange color inside the rocker section).
Nice looks like you know what your doing, keep us updated and good luck.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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Ha ha ha when I read the wife part I was laughing because I did the same thing. Looks like a lot of work but I agree with the post above it does look like you know what you are doing so keep up the good work. And hurry up
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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