Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
October 16, 2012

One of the most common areas for rust for any car from the muscle car era is the rear quarter-panel. The front fenders and framerails suffer quite a bit as well, but the rear quarters have a habit of harboring and fostering the proliferation of rust, especially for vehicles driven in the snow belt. Combine that with poor metal plating and minimal rust prevention methods and you have a recipe for car cancer. The eventual replacement of the quarter-panels is not a process that should be taken lightly, and if full quarter-panel replacement is in the cards, then you really want a professional handling the installation.

If you've been following our Colt of Personality '66 fastback project, you may recall that we took the Pony up to Graverobbers Sheetmetal in Cumming, Georgia, for its mini-tub conversion on the rear wheel wells. We learned a lot by hanging out with the staff and watching them work the metal on the car. They also like to educate their customers as to what to look for when it comes to buying a car in need of restoration. We ended up having Graverobbers replace a number of panels on the car, including both rear quarters. Here's how they did it.

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