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Old 08-31-09, 01:03AM   #1
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Default Rear 1/4 Filler??? (Lead)

So I just replaced the passanger side rear 1/4 panel on my 70 GTO... The complete panel, not a skin. Anyway the factory sealed up the top section that meets the roof line with lead, and now I'm ready to get going on the body work and primer - Question is this:

What should/can I use to fill this area back up? Does it have to be lead? I'd prefer to not use lead unless I have to, but it is about 3/16 to 5/16 deep at the seam overlap. Any info is appreciated.

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Old 09-02-09, 02:03AM   #2
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Old 10-06-09, 07:22PM   #3
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Lead will last the longest, but you can use a lightweight body filler instead--I did and have had no problems
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Old 10-06-09, 09:34PM   #4
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Eastwood makes some lead kits for the repairs. It's not really that hard, you do need to remember that when lead melts, unless something is keeping it up or you are on a horizontal surface it will just drop when you reach its melting point. I think in the long term and you are planning to keep the vehicle or you want it repaired the way the factory did it, lead is the best option. Though not many know or do work with it on a regular basis.
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I understand people fill this area with long-strand filler. It's kind of a mix of fiberglass and bondo and really strong. Or you could use all-metal, an aluminum-filled bondo.

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