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Installing fiberglass rear quarterpanels instead of flares

Are there any structural concerns when installing complete rear quarterpanels as opposed to just doing the flares. The only cars Ive ever seen with complete fiberglass quarters were full on racecars with cages and dzus fasteners holding the bodywork in place.

The thought process for installing the whole quarter is that the car has some damage outside of the flare area. Installing a complete fiberglass quarterpanel looks like it would be easier and cleaner than doing the flare and then fixing the rest of the rear body work.

Is using full fiberglass quarterpanels like the one below a bad idea for a mostly street car? Am I going to need to use dzus fasteners and tie a cage into the car to use these quarters, or can they be installed like the flares can?

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Last edited by Shuie; 01-27-2004 at 05:59 PM..
Old 01-27-2004, 05:52 PM
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