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How to cover turbo slats?

My 88 has the side slats with the boxed rockers... At some point I want to get rid of the slats. Does anyone sell a patch panel for these? Have most folks just made their own, and how difficult was it?

I can weld, and have a tig. My concern though is that the patch panel has to be "perfect", and it has a complex shape - or so it seems. I don't just want to tack something in and require lots of filler...

Anyone done this before?

Has anyone made a "temporary cover"? I was think about getting a large sheet of 1/8 magnetic material, cutting to shape, and just covering the hole after the slats are removed...
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i have removed then on a couple of cars . we made our own patch panels for them . they were not that hard . but you would need a english wheel to do the compound curve . are the flares steel or fiberglass ? if they were glass that would be real ez to fill the holes ! but if they are the OE metal ones then find a shop that has a english wheel and just have some fabed up . you would have to bring the car to them to get the shape right .
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