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Quick And Easy Patch Panels - Cover Up

Tech - Quick And Easy Patch Panels.

By Mike Harrington, Photography by Mike Harrington

Holes happen, whether by rust, distracted drivers, or even from the factory. Thankfully, for those of us who own Chevrolets, the aftermarket companies are in full swing when it comes to reproduction sheetmetal for most of our models. But that is not always the case; sometimes in order to replace metal it comes down to good, old-fashioned, Yankee ingenuity.

If the particular panel that is being worked on is generally flat or has a gentle curve, fabrication is fairly easy. If it is not, homemade cardstock templates will be the order of the day. In our case, the fenders we are working on are from an '88 IROC Camaro.

In our last issue, we shaved the door handles and patched them. This time we are taking it one step further and filling in the side marker lights.

Ultimately, the car will look completely different when it is repainted in Hugger Orange.

By Mike Harrington
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