Thanks for all of your insight. A friend of mine "glued" the rear
fenders onto his Spitfire. As far as I know, I think it went well.
I'll have to get back to him on the details. I do like the idea of it
so that you can do rust preventative measures before the panel is put
On Aug 17, 2006, at 5:08 AM, Paul Hunt wrote:
> An idea. Unlike the sill itself they are not structural, even at
> the rear.
> (I know modern cars do have bonded structural panels but they were
> for them.) I don't think warping is a problem as long as you use
> spaced tack welds first then gradually fill in, instead of starting
> at one
> corner and working round with seam weld or the finished spacing for
> welds. What *is* a problem is the greater spread of heat from
> repair welds
> as opposed to the original spot-welds burning off the primer on the
> which unless you carefully treat the inside afterwards is what
> causes repair
> panels to rust through again much quicker than the originals.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> I have also been thinking of using the panel epoxy so as not to undo
>> any rust preventative with the heat from welding and warping along
>> the horizontal seam.