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Old December 3rd, 2006, 08:30 PM
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Unhappy Quarter Panel Rivets

Anyone know why some D90s seem to have a line of rivets (Running parallel to ground then angle down near door) in the middle of the rear quarter panels and some don't???
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 08:43 PM
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The only trucks I've seen like that have been wrecked and repaired.

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Old December 3rd, 2006, 08:59 PM
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There is no way to replicate the aluminum spot welds because the LR factory is the only ones with a big enough spotwelder for the aluminum. Pot rivets are used when repairing and restoring.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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This is a good point and question!

My D110 needs new pannels/door skins all around. Is there a way to duplicate the spot welds on the rear tub? Would a good body shop have a large enough spot welder?
I wonder how Mike at ECR repairs/restores the rears on his Ds?
Mike???
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Old December 4th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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The best way is to just buy a new tub and sell the old one off. Generally speaking you will be about the same costwise and 100X ahead quality wise. You can spot weld but you need the world's largest spot welder.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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You can drill out your old panel then glue it on with 3m glue for the job at hand. I have done this with my Ser IIa project and it looks mint. I have been told that you can then mark out the spot welds and with the proper size drill with a depth setting ring, drim the divits in the panel. After the primer and paint, you can not tell the difference anyway.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Thats a good idea Randy.

Is the body structurally as strong doing it that way?
Do you weld on the inside of the tub too?
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IT is just as strong. I think the stuff has 10,000 tensil strength or something like that. ITs called Fuzor. No welding required. I have used it a bunch of times but never did the drill thing with the countersunk rivets. Check out my recent pics on the project buildups on the IIa. The tub was shot. IT now looks like brand new exept for the spot weld marks..
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:26 PM
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So this is a sign of repair eh???? It is interesting since both sides show the same pattern....
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:38 PM
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thats no repair. all defenders come from the factory like that. those dimpels are the spot welds everyone speaks of in the replies
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:47 PM
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yeah, that is stock. The rivets on the upper part of the panel hold the rear tub capping on.
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And the dimples in the middle of the panel are from the factory?
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Old December 5th, 2006, 02:11 AM
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spot welds (dimples) are from the factory
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they most certainly are
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