View Full Version : How to fix this?

03-07-2008, 10:24 PM
T think my car was one wrecked. The tail fender is a little sunken. How do i fix it?

03-07-2008, 10:46 PM
How do i fix it?

1. Take it to a Vo-Tech School

2. Check out your local bone yard for a replacement

3. Ask those who know how to do it.

4. Get one of those how to fix it books...

Myself, I wouldn't mess with it....it looks deep enough, so if true, you can't get a clean pull out of it.

I have not priced body filler, etc., but know what it will cost to fix yourself, and then see what bone yard wants for a clean one. Do you have a Pick-n-Pull nearby?

PS: I have a 1987 Olds I'm parting out...I could check and see what it looks like, if asked...I have no idea when they changed body style.

03-07-2008, 11:00 PM
do you think it needs adjusted? also 85_ciera_rebuild, what parts are you parting out and what color is ur dash?

03-08-2008, 01:17 AM
It was not uncommon for the older GM cars (or any cars, for that matter) to leave the factory that way. It may have some upward adjustment left in it though, I think you get to the mounting bolts from inside the trunk.

03-08-2008, 10:22 PM
what parts are you parting out and what color is ur dash?

1987 Olds Ciera....Dash is wasted...too much sun or something.

Vehicle's driver seat caught fire...car sat for a year or two..then it was used to teach a kid to drive in the back 40...then I bought it for parts.

Everything except Motor/Transmission is available (what's hooked to cradle)....it is a faded silver color. Here is a picture of it (http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc139/englander23/TwoOlds.jpg), the one on the right I am fixing up.

03-09-2008, 01:43 AM
It is easily adjustable. Just be careful not to peel the paint at the joint between the fiberglass piece and the sheetmetal. I would score the paint in the groove using a rrazor blade to make sure it is not going to peel.

The fiberglass piece has studs and the quarter panel has oversize holes sealed with tar. Just loosen the nuts and you can move this piece at least 1/4 inch to adjust the fitment.

Hope this helps!