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fjd:
Hi Gang:
Bet you have heard this one before. Someone talked the original owner into cutting holes in the front wheel wells (very sloppy ones) for access to the upper grease fittings. I would sure like to hear some recommendations on how to make this situation look better short of welding on patches. Holes are oval abt 1 inch wide by 2 inches long and ragged!  TIA.

Soaring:
You will either need to patch those holes by welding patches from underneath, then grinding down the edges and adding a smooth sheet of bondo, sanding, then priming and painting; or buying a new inner fender.  You are kinda lucky.  Most idiots bored holes in the shock towers.  All it takes are some 90 degree grease zerks to solve the problem. 

66GTKFB:
I think he means the shock towers. The best way is to draw a pattern and cut patch pieces from some 0.093 in thick steel. Grind them to fit. The next steps are the hard ones, engine removal and welding in the patches. If you don't have a welder, try www.harborfreight.com then you will need to learn to weld if you don't know how. Eastwood www.eastwood.com has retainers to facilitate holding the patches in place while welding.
Jim

Soaring:
Yeah, most likely  Jim.  I have never heard of anyone accessing the grease zerks on the upper arm through the inner fender.  If he replies for the 2nd time, I will be surprised.  Most of these first time posters never respond. 

Soaring:

--- Quote from: Soaring on January 02, 2009, 04:43:19 PM ---Yeah, most likely  Jim.  I have never heard of anyone accessing the grease zerks on the upper arm through the inner fender.  If he replies for the 2nd time, I will be surprised.  Most of these first time posters never respond. 

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However, if he does respond, the shock towers can be repaired much the same way I described for the innner fender, or you can drill out the welds on the shock towers and replace them.  Either way, welding skills is a must. 

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