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finding sheet metal to repair rear rocker panel corners?

I'm getting ready to get started on rust repair for the offseason and need some recommendations on sheet metal.
I pretty much need to replace the lower corners on the rear of my rocker panels (basically from the jack point back)

My question is... Does some place sell the exact shaped sheet metal for these areas?
I don't have access to any type of metal fabrication equipment, so I would need to buy the prefabbed pieces and cut them to fit.

I don't want to start cutting until I get some pieces in hand so I can figure out where to cut.

Below is a pic of some the areas that I'm going to be repairing...





Just an FYI... I'm not needing to replace the ENTIRE rocker panel bottom... I've already inspected inside and only area is pretty much what you see in the pics.

So in summary, what sheet metal parts are online that I would need to replace/repair the areas you see (rear corner rocker panel on both sides)???

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check with the parts dept. of our host "pelican parts " they have these pieces ,
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check with the parts dept. of our host "pelican parts " they have these pieces ,
Thanks... I had tried, but they aren't sure what exactly I need... they keep sending me to the entire rocker panel, inner and outer.

I really need someone who has repaired this area before who has found a good resource to source these parts.

My guess is I'll also need to buy the next layer below as well.
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Thanks Pete.... I've checked out their site as well. Looks like they have some great quality sheet metal.

Unfortunately their website doesn't show illustrations on where a piece is meant to go on the car. (why don't these online places just add a diagram?)

I guess when I finally figure this out... I'll have to post a write-up on what someone needs to repair the same.
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so i took a good look @ your pictures I don't see any holes , how about working that bubbling material down to bare metal maybe you might be able to treat the rust . as far as sheet metal parts some old cars would sell a qtr of the floor and now days maybe half a floor .For specific needs you may have to go to an auto wrecker like la porsche or easy in Emeryville , good luck
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so i took a good look @ your pictures I don't see any holes , how about working that bubbling material down to bare metal maybe you might be able to treat the rust . as far as sheet metal parts some old cars would sell a qtr of the floor and now days maybe half a floor .For specific needs you may have to go to an auto wrecker like la porsche or easy in Emeryville , good luck
Thanks.. I've tried to contact some Porsche wrecker yards in CA, but never get a call back... and I mean NEVER get a call back. Called twice, told them what I need, never heard back... even went to their website, inquired... never heard back.

Either these places are doing great business locally, or they don't have time for out of-state business... or they simply don't care.

as for not seeing any holes... imagine what you are seeing has the consistency of strength of dry leaves. Yep... if you touch it with your finger, it will crumble off. I don't want to break off any more metal so that I can figure out what shape I need the replacement metal to be.
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You need the lock post and front fender trailing edge from Restoration. I recently installed these. Also, head over to Classic Carreras for some of the best info about these repairs.
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You need the lock post and front fender trailing edge from Restoration. I recently installed these. Also, head over to Classic Carreras for some of the best info about these repairs.
Great link!!!! LOVE IT!!
That's helped a lot in seeing the actual part mounted to the car!!
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Here is another guy who does amazing work - His site is fascinating. Also a Pelican

DarrylD's Porsche 912 Project Page - Phase 4: Left Outer Rocker Panel Replacement
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I'm doing this repair right now. if you still need a breakdown let me know and I'll draw it out for you. Drawings are easier to communicate with than photos in my opinion. This area is really pretty simple but you'll need to buy a bunch of parts to fix it because this area is where lots of parts meet.

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