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I really DO need a bigger hammer!
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Advice needed; what kind of material should I use to fill the gap between the decklid frame and skin?

 
Posts: 102 | city, state or province, country: Fort Meade, Florida | Registered: January 23, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post

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I don't know what he used, but when 2511 was restored for a previous owner, Dennis Quella did a beautiful job doing just that.

You might try giving him a call and asking what he uses?

Larry
 
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I really DO need a bigger hammer!
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Thanks Larry, I'll do that.
 
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Please let us know what Dennis tells you.
Thanks
 
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I like you didn't like the space. I didn't want to get too involved so I used black silicone GE caulking. It dries glossy and serves the purpose of reducing the sheet netal rattle.
 
Posts: 5396 | city, state or province, country: New York | Registered: February 03, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I would foam it with epoxy foam ...might be a little messy and you could reduce it by carefully duct taping one side ... or they might just make something in the autobody business for this specific appliation ?
 
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Its really not a case of 'filling the gap', but one of rebonding the two panels together so there is no gap as they are supposed to be in contact with only a small amount of adhesive beteen them. The automotive World has a number of panel adhesives (3M or Lord Fusor are two good brands) get one for metal to metal panel bonding and clamp or place the piece on something to support the ribs such that wieght of the deck forces the panels together until the adhesive sets. Maybe a couple of those large welding magnets with N-S orientation would provide enough clamping force.

Good luck,
Julian
 
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Originally posted by Joules5:
Its really not a case of 'filling the gap', but one of rebonding the two panels together so there is no gap as they are supposed to be in contact with only a small amount of adhesive beteen them. The automotive World has a number of panel adhesives (3M or Lord Fusor are two good brands) get one for metal to metal panel bonding and clamp or place the piece on something to support the ribs such that wieght of the deck forces the panels together until the adhesive sets. Maybe a couple of those large welding magnets with N-S orientation would provide enough clamping force.

Julian

Good luck,
Julian


Careful there sparky. Clamp it too tightly and you will crimple the outside of the deck. Better off leaving it as it sits and filling it.
 
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Careful there sparky. Clamp it too tightly and you will crimple the outside of the deck. Better off leaving it as it sits and filling it.


Agreed, if in doubt take it to a professional, but the ribbing is there to support and tension the decklid. If the two halves are not structurally joined then it will flex more and potentially enough for the corners to hit the rear fenders and chip paint, a common problem.

Julian
 
Posts: 2477 | city, state or province, country: Reno, NV | Registered: July 24, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Some vendors think the typical 2200rpm-resonance drone from most Panteras might come from the separation of the decklid skin and support 'spider'. If anyone notices a reduction in this annoying noise after fixing the decklid, please post your fix and any conclusions.
 
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