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Well, finally got off my backside and pulled the lights, panels, and gas tank today on the 66. I've known for awhile the car was hit from the rear, it's just a matter of how bad. Wire brushed the bondo from the seams, and sure enough, looks like it was hit between the filler neck and left light. Gotta replace the rear panel, left side trunk, and left qrtr. The good news...the panels are not expensive. two questions... 1) wasn't brazing an older body repair technique. found some around the left light. 2) is MAP gas hot enough to remove brazing? I realize oxy/acetylene is the norm, but I don't have any sitting around.
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You could try the MAPP gas but if not can you grind it off? You're probably going to weld the new panels on right? If so, the brazing isn't really a big issue, unless you are concerned about removing it completely.
it looks like a patch was used above and below the rear light, and brazed in place, using copper, where the normal seam is located. The rear corner panel looks good and doesn't appear it's been damaged. I'd like to try to retain it since it's original tooling. Am I wrong to thing it would be a good reference for the rear panel and possibly the quarter panel? If thats the case, I'll simple replace the entire panel, rear and corner and qrtr.
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