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Old 02-08-2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am in the process of fitting a repro beetle front quarter. It is clamped firmly on the scuttle panel and the side guttering.

There is a gap between the under dash and the inner wheel well of the new panel.

Anyone had this issue before? I can't think of a way to fix this as it seems to be an issue with the pressing

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I’ve had similar problems with other panels. Most of mine had been squashed/flattened in storage or transport so the original bends didn’t fit the car. With a little heat and working carefully I’ve been able to recurve the panel without distorting/damaging the metal. Others have solved this by clamping tight and welding small sections then moving the clamps. Works the same way due to the heat from the welding.
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Does it line up with the bottom of the door/ bonnet, sit up reasonably tight to the heater channel? (you often need to remove the lip near the bottom of the a post as the angle on the channels is a bit sharper than originals)

Had this recently with a genuine vw quarter and it took a bit of fiddling around but managed to get it sitting right in the end
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