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Username Post: Dogleg Panels Sources        (Topic#364703)
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Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 10-23-08
03-25-21 11:50 AM - Post#2816761    

Hello all, have the typical (for midwest) rust in the rear portions of the rear door openings on my 57 4-door. Who currently supplies replacement pieces for this area? Is dogleg the proper name for the pieces that I'm in need of (besides the rocker panels)? Thanks.

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1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan, owned 32 years.
Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?


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03-26-21 07:50 PM - Post#2816891    
    In response to kck71

When I rebuilt my 4 dr. wagon the first time, they were not available. I ended up welding pieces together to make my own. A lot of cutting and fitting but they are still holding together.


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03-27-21 06:37 AM - Post#2816920    
    In response to kck71

Yeah, that's not rusted!! You should have seen my 55. They are available, but the rocker panels you get will cover most of that. I don't remember where I got mine, I spent $500+ with half a dozen vendors. East Coast Chevy probably has them.

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Loc: Wisconsin
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03-29-21 06:19 PM - Post#2817094    
    In response to craig32

Thanks guys for the input. Most of the big suppliers (Cars, Danchuk, Ecklers, etc.) all seem to sell the same pieces. Are they all getting them from the same manufacturer(s)? Who is the source for these parts, is it someone like "Real Deal Steel" or do they just buy from someone who actually makes the stampings?

1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan, owned 32 years.
Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?

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Loc: Houston, TX
Reg: 04-07-09
03-30-21 05:47 PM - Post#2817155    
    In response to kck71



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