How come every place I check on patch panels, sells the in pairs?
Does everyone need to fix both rear quarter corners, both side quarters, both outside door bottoms, both inside door bottoms, etc? It puts the cost of buying, and shipping them to high to buy what I need. I have no need for both sides.
Does anyone have one right (pass) '26-27 coupe rear quarter corner patch panel, laying around? Later I'll need one inside, and one outside lower door repair panel.
Or know where I can buy just one side at a time.
So buy the pair and sell one.
Contact Howell's in Beaumont Tx. www.fordor.com. Since you want to buy more than one type ask them if you can buy just what you need. Call early in the morning. They usually answer when I called them early. You never know unless you ask.
"So buy the pair and sell one."
That's why I asked if anyone had bought two, and want's to sell the pass side one they had laying around.
"Does anyone have one right (pass) '26-27 coupe rear quarter corner patch panel, laying around? Later I'll need one inside, and one outside lower door repair panel."
They're $45 a pair. Not many body shops would even drag out a sheet of CR and cut a blank for that. You're buying one and getting the other side for free! Doesn't that sound better?
Howell's sets up a very large display in the south building at Chickasha each year. Talk with them about what you need, and pick up the parts there. Of course you'll be going to Chickasha, won't you?
No they not $45.00 a pair, their $55.00 plus $18.00 shipping, so they are $68.00 a pair.
Then I'm going to need the inside, outside door lower panel, and they are $70.00 & $40.00 plus $27.5 shipping, that makes them $137.50, Then I need the rear panel is 70.00 plus $27.70 shipping, that make that $97.70.
I know that some of you $303.00 is not much for some tin, but for me it is.
I have been buying steel, and I just picked up two pieces of each, 14 & 16 ga. cut to 20"x48" for $22.00. I fix, and weld things for people, when I can, to make ends meet.
My wife had a surgery, that surgeon hit her Vegas nerve, almost killing her 4 1/2 years ago. I had to sell most of my car stuff, her '27 Tudor Sedan, and almost all my RC airplane stuff, that I had collected for over 40 years, to pay her bills. I refused to go into the system, to have other tax payers to foot our bill. She just last summer got a electronic stomach pace maker implant, so that she can eat again without throwing up. I would do it all over again for her. She IS my best friend!
I have to sell something, to buy something. But don't call me cheap.
Good for you...you show true dedication and resourcefulness. What would happen if we couldn't buy ready-made patch panels? Making your own stuff is in the true spirit of the hobby.
nice job. nobody makes those corners for the older roadsters, just 26-7
I'd have never gone to all that work if I could have bought them...Like Clayton said, no one makes them for the earlier cars.
I learned to beat metal as well as weld, on this project...was really interesting after I started. I had put this job off for 2 years due to fear and now it's my favorite part of the job.