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Has anybody dealt with northwest classic for 65 quarter panels? They have them listed for sale on there website. Is this real? Didn’t think anybody had these. falconcometinteriors.com is the website

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If this is the same place I contacted a few years ago, i would make sure to ask them about the wheel well opening. I thought they were making the wheel well opening like a 65 Falcon and not a Comet. Although i think a 65 wagon might have a falcon style opening.

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Well they claim it’s a comet wheel opening...

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Thanks for the link, MM!
Found a few things I needed. Got it bookmarked.

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Joe Travers wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Thanks for the link, MM!
Found a few things I needed. Got it bookmarked.

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Years back they made them with Falcon wheel openings. It would be great if someone finally made comet ones.
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I see it says 64-65 comet for the quarter panels, would this mean they have a 64 comet rear wheel well opening? I have been trying to find one for years since mine are getting rusty and I do not have the skills to remake them myself.
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smithhe wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:57 am
I see it says 64-65 comet for the quarter panels, would this mean they have a 64 comet rear wheel well opening?
I guess I would be skeptical since '64 and '65 are not the same at all, somewhere I did a little PS work putting different wheel openings on a '64, I put '65 Comet and '64 Falcon as well, I think it was the general consensus that a '64 needed a '64 quarter to look right, and I agree.

I may not have done my the best way or the most ideal but I did not pay a premium for a nice set of quarters that would be better served on a nicer car than mine :roll: mine only cost time and some welding wire & gas, I learned that is is best to find out for sure how extensive the rust is before looking at it and determining the only solution is to replace the whole thing, mine were not that bad overall but had a few bad spots that did not extend too far past the rust hole so I was able to cut the rust out and patch it in bits and pieces but again it is more ideal to put one patch in over 10 and don't recommend what I did to anyone but so far it has worked for me and I will hold my final judgment until I am finished with the bodywork.

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I like how Fred repaired Sassy by using the wheel radius from an extra set of front fenders to patch his rear quarters. Looks real good and there are still some fenders around out there
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Looking at them on the website they appear to be for a 65. Quite pricey though.. and they are just the lower half not the full quarter.

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