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The next job I want to tackle on my vert is to replace the decklid. I have sat the replacement one I have in place and it looks like it should fit nicely. The only problem is the oval shaped holes in it don't line up with all the holes in the existing decklid.

There are two layers of steel there so even with the old decklid removed I will still have the positioning of the original holes. My plan was to remove the old decklid, fit the new and use the hole in the new declid where it overlaps the old steel as a kind of plug weld, then enlarge out a new oval hole. (Hope that makes sense).
Anyway is this the best way to tackle this problem and if so does anyone have a good way of making a neat oval hole in the new decklid? I know they won't be seen under the trim but I don't want to complete butcher out the holes.

Any tips would be great.


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Are you talking about the filler panel between the convert top & the trunk lid?

Deck lid is another word for trunk lid or boot lid (the swinging panel that gives you access to the trunk area (boot).

If so, do not worry too much, just get gaps that you are happy with around the trunk lid & quarter panels, then weld it in. The trim holes can then be opened or closed to suit.


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Yep the filler panel, that is what I mean Kerry.

The rear quarters also need to be replaced but my plan was to line the filler panel up to the existing quarters then weld it to the car but just leave it tech screwed to the quarters. Then the new rear quarters can be fitted and lined back up with the new filler panel. Probably not the easiest way to do it but I'm hoping it stops things from moving about.

Will also test fit the new trunk during this process and fit panels to that as well.


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xpconnor wrote
Yep the filler panel, that is what I mean Kerry.

The rear quarters also need to be replaced but my plan was to line the filler panel up to the existing quarters then weld it to the car but just leave it tech screwed to the quarters. Then the new rear quarters can be fitted and lined back up with the new filler panel. Probably not the easiest way to do it but I'm hoping it stops things from moving about.

Will also test fit the new trunk during this process and fit panels to that as well.


Sounds like a plan to me .... Like


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Oh the other thing I remembered was that I thought it would be neater to do the plug welds in the channel of the filler panel, were the trunk seal would seat, from the under side. So flip the car over and weld that part in from inside the trunk as it will leave less weld to clean up in the channel. Come to think of it I can probably weld the entire panel in from the underside if I can get access. Any probs with doing this?


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xpconnor wrote
Oh the other thing I remembered was that I thought it would be neater to do the plug welds in the channel of the filler panel, were the trunk seal would seat, from the under side. So flip the car over and weld that part in from inside the trunk as it will leave less weld to clean up in the channel. Come to think of it I can probably weld the entire panel in from the underside if I can get access. Any probs with doing this?


None that I can think of ......


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xpconnor wrote
Oh the other thing I remembered was that I thought it would be neater to do the plug welds in the channel of the filler panel, were the trunk seal would seat, from the under side. So flip the car over and weld that part in from inside the trunk as it will leave less weld to clean up in the channel. Come to think of it I can probably weld the entire panel in from the underside if I can get access. Any probs with doing this?

Thats how i did the fastback.


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I will give it a go then. Thanks


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Decklid? Is that some form of slang for an awning over your decking?
Kerry is confused that it is an awning for the front of your elephant.

As for the pics of your rear catwalk filler panel, it seems you have been answered with sound advice.

Australia lads, we are in Australia. Smile


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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: They have not been called a "catwalk" since the '50's

We are also talking American cars, so we need to keep the terminology American so there is no confusion when ordering parts.


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Not to be confused with the Kiwi version "Deck Hid"


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Damm,
i was taught the catwalk terminology in the 90's!

and isn't a dick led really a gay guy?


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I too was taught cat walk at Tafe back in the 80's. I normaly refer to it as a rear plenum panel on estimates. I can't even think of any newish cars that still have them.

Either way, I am just taking the piss. Whenever I hear terms like Decklid, Fenders, Hoods etc I picture whoever is posting it sitting there wearing a 10 gallon hat dressed as Elvis.


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soc123_au wrote


Either way, I am just taking the piss. Whenever I hear terms like Decklid, Fenders, Hoods etc I picture whoever is posting it sitting there wearing a 10 gallon hat dressed as Elvis.


So, dont you like Elvis? Laughing


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Elvis is awesome. I just cringe at the Americanisation of Australia. I am guilty of it too though, as are most of us. The terminology regarding cars is just the most obvious one on here & it is fun to take the piss knowing that no one will be offended as is the Aussie way.

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