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Username Post: 4-Door Dogleg Repair        (Topic#357940)
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Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 10-23-08
09-05-19 06:13 AM - Post#2774866    

Anyone have any before/during/after pictures they'd be willing to share of dogleg/rocker area repair on a four door sedan? I've got that project ahead of me on my 57 4 door and would like to see the best way to do it.

I haven't ordered the repair panels yet, still trying to figure out if the inner dogleg is part of the larger "overall" dogleg or if both panels are needed to repair that area. It's kind of hard for me to tell by the catalog pictures the size of the repair panels that everyone sells.


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Reg: 09-05-19
09-10-19 05:31 AM - Post#2775228    
    In response to kck71

I'm a newbie to the website.
I live in the Uk and have owned a 1956 4 door sedan 150 for nearly 30 years now.
I have restored it over this period (rolling resto) and have recently replaced the rear doglegs using Eckler's replacement panels.
The panels are for a 57 though so I had to modify them to fit the 56 due to the wheel arch profile.
I did have to fabricate the inner panel behind the dogleg as this had resuted through and I couldn't find replacement panels.
I cut the old doglegs out just below the door latch mechansim and the Eckler's panels were a good fit.
I had replaced both inner and outer sill so it was easy to weld the lower dog leg part to the sills. You will need to check your outer sills as this area can rot outmaking attachment difficult without more fabrication.
I'll see if I can upload pictures or I can dm (email) you.

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Loc: Chesapeake,VA,
Reg: 04-22-02
09-10-19 12:27 PM - Post#2775267    
    In response to kck71

On our four door wagon we had to fab the dogleg at the rear doors. Here's a sequence of shots:

I know it's a wagon, but the lack of demand for repro 4-door sheet metal in this area forced us to fabricate these replacements. It was a 9 passenger wagon which made the floor pan configuration slightly different also.


Original builder of the Gobstomper - '56 210 9 passenger wagon now in other's hands. Current Ride is '69 X33D80 Z28 Camaro


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