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Old September 10th, 2023, 01:50 AM
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Default Taillight sheet metal

My 60 carryall has some rust issues around both taillights and previous owner tried to bondo the problem. I have removed most of the bondo and the base metal is mostly trashed. I am not sure if I can repair it and I am thinking replacing is the route I'll take but given the complex shape I'm a little lost as to how I'd fabricate the part from a flat sheet.
Does anyone know a company that sells patch panels for this area?
Or should I try searching for a parts vehicle?
This is my first restoration and I welcome any assistance and advice.

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Old September 10th, 2023, 02:05 AM
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My 60 carryall has some rust issues around both taillights and previous owner tried to bondo the problem. I have removed most of the bondo and the base metal is mostly trashed. I am not sure if I can repair it and I am thinking replacing is the route I'll take but given the complex shape I'm a little lost as to how I'd fabricate the part from a flat sheet.
Does anyone know a company that sells patch panels for this area?
Or should I try searching for a parts vehicle?
This is my first restoration and I welcome any assistance and advice.

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If I were you I'd start searching wrecking yards for '60s Suburbans. If you Google "Texas classic car wrecking yards" you'll find listings like https://www.autoevolution.com/news/h...ed-173523.html
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Old September 10th, 2023, 03:46 AM
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Also check with member RustBucket in the WTB for sale section.

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Old September 10th, 2023, 12:58 PM
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If you post some really good pics of the issues, I think I can help. If you wish you can email me with pics.

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Old September 15th, 2023, 08:19 AM
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Well that's funny, no response? A newbe thing again? Probably not getting notified. I don't get notified sometimes either.
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