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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

As far as I know yes you can but it is a lot harder to do it that way:)
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

how?....go from the inside right?..cause if i can avoid cutting the q-panel off ill do it....imm hoping to be able to fix those rusty well lips from behined them....i have a wire feed..that should be enough to patch those lips from behined em...ill get a drill and open the holes up and kill the rust and spray some rust killer on um.........
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

You have to drill out all the spot welds that are holding the wheel well in place...
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

well its still a pain and some of the spot welds may be in very hard to reach locations...there should be welds located on the juntion between the inner and outer wheel well, between the outer wheel well and the quarter panel lip, and I would suspect a few where the outer meets the floor...just use a angle grinder with a twisted wire wheel to find all of the welds and drill them out...having something to slip between the joints is handy too...hope this helps....BTW there may be welds in places I didnt mention...:)
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

No you can't replace the inner unless you section it in as it won't slide back in. You need to do it on a rotisserie, and piece it in. Not an easy task.
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

Schonyenko2 said:
No you can't replace the inner unless you section it in as it won't slide back in. You need to do it on a rotisserie, and piece it in. Not an easy task.
ahhh...that makes sense so you have to slice it into peices so you can make it fit in....Ya that sounds like a bear of a job......Might be best since he has rust on the quarter lip to get some skins for the quarters while he is at it...and put the wheel houses in then...just a thought...sorta kill two birds with one stone...I know full qyarters are expensive but skins are not too bad at all in price..:)
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

Schonyenko2 said:
No you can't replace the inner unless you section it in as it won't slide back in. You need to do it on a rotisserie, and piece it in. Not an easy task.
I agree,
as I read the original post I was thinking "how does he plan to get new ones back in in one piece"
 

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Re: is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.

well ive never had a car with rot on the wheel well..so ive never had to change a quarter panel....as the title of my posting reads...''is it possible to replace rear wheelhousing? 69 nova.''....i was asking for advice..ive never been a nova guy..since i am now..i figured id ask guys who have been into novas for a few years....if i can find some skins nearby ill get some...im in sutton mass right now...so if anyone know a place around there that would be cool...thanx
 
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