Cancer, there are not many words that ring with pain and death as muchas this one. Whatever treatments are employed, they must have one endresult: all cancer must be removed, or it will eventually come back tohurt you again. A band-aid won't fix this.

The same is true for rust.There is no place for band-aids or patches in any real restoration. Rustmust go. Period.

There isn't anyone who would argue with this, but youwill get disagreements about the best course of treatment. John Balow ofMuscle car Restorations has learned in his sixteen years of experiencedoing first class restorations to be absolutely merciless in dealingwith rust damage. The reality is rust works its evil deep in the nooks,crannies, and hidden crevices of your car. Even if you properly repairthe damaged part of a panel, you really don't know what other damage isoccurring behind seemingly solid areas. There is no form of CAT scan tosee what's lurking behind sheetmetal. The only true long-term solutionis major exploratory surgery--completely remove the panel and treat theentire area.

John and his talented craftsmen have raised the standardfor panel replacement. They are producing results that are practicallyindistinguishable from an original factory panel.

This is the first in amultiple-part article. We knew that you guys would want to knoweverything about how to do a job like this, so follow along as we getdirty.

In our first lesson, we're going to detail the right way toremove a diseased quarter-panel, so there will be no signs of rejectionwhen the new one is installed.

Plasma cutter . . . Plug cutter. . .Cutoff wheel . . .

Let's open her up!

SOURCE
Muscle Car Restorations
7-15/-834-2223
musclecarrestorations.com
Blair Equipment
Swartz Creek
MI
8-10/-635-7111
blairequipment.com
3M
888-364-3577
www.3M.com
Year One
PO Box 129
Tucker
GA  30085
800-932-7663
770-496-1949
www.nextgenparts.com/mustang
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