Jack. Regarding your query about sources of panels. For my 57 Fury rear quarters, I acquired patch panels from a place called BLACK CAR NEAR MINNEAPOLIS, 952-922-9001, in Edina, MN, custserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sadly I have nothing positive to say about their panels. They required extensive modification from my bodyman, Mike, to be of any use, and at one point they were headed for the trash bin. Rectification of their poor panels cost me an arm and a leg, and a bunch of headaches for Mike. The other lead I have (but have no experience with) is BILL'S SPEED SHOP,13951 MILLERSBURG ROAD, S.W. NAVARRE, OHIO, 44662,PH 330-832-9403, FAX 330-832-2098. Another is MADE-RITE AUTOBODY, 216-681-2535, PANEL, PATCH, ROCKER (SILL), 2 DOOR, $25.55 EA. A friend of mine got some NOS MoPar rockers off Ebay (with a MoPar tag attached), and these were also not 100% accurate. I ended up having some sills fabricated from scratch for my Fury. One piece of advise that I can offer, is that if your outer rocker is rotted out, prepare to find a lot of rust on the inner rocker area as well. Sorry I cannot provide more useful leads. With the rate that these early MoPars rusted out, you would think that someone in the past 46 years would have come up with some good repro patch panels??? Glenn. 57 Fury. William Lewis wrote: > Hi GFSers, > > About two and half weeks to go before I start finalizing our GFS Letter for November. So this is a call for any ads you want placed, photos you want to share, articles, dealer/vendor experiences, testimonials, etc. Anyone have any experience with welding quarter or rocker panels into their cars that they would like to share for the next issue? Sources of panels that were good experiences? I had two inquiries from '58 owners about this, and I also have started prepping my own '56 for rocker replacement so if anyone can contribute, it would be most appreciated and timely. > > Last issue we solicited the request for 2004 Nats suggestions. So far we have received the following: > > East - Ron and Wendy Swartley have volunteered to take on Carlisle again - if not selected as the Nats for '04 would certainly make for a great Regional. The 2003 Nats were absolutely fantastic and we'll have more photos for the next issue! > > Mid-West - GFSer John Mahaffey of Illinois has volunteered to help organize a Nats that would see us welcomed at the 14th Annual Belvidere Mopar Happening Show, July 17 & 18. The show is held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL (about 10 miles east of Rockford, IL). One of the biggest Illinois Mopar shows. Will outline a lot of neat details about this show in the coming GFS Letter. > > Mid-West - GFSer George Helmling suggests hooking up with the DeSoto Club at their National Gathering August 11-14 at the Quaker Hilton in Akron, OH. George says we could share in the DeSoto Club's discount rate of $80 per night - the Club also provides Security parking at this Hotel. Lots of attractions to include renowned Kent State School of Fashion, Chrysler stamping plant that George could get us into, etc. Only drawback at this point is a dedicated GFS organizer/host as George will not have the time. > > No other Regions offered any suggestions, but they are certainly welcomed before the next issue. Would like to socialize the above suggestions with the next issue and make a call for the membership to vote on a choice. I will include much more detail on the above suggestions, and any new ones that come in. > > Another item - Ebay currently has a '58 Fury from Oklahoma up for bid. Supposed to close in about 6 days. Car looks to be genuine. Original engine is missing, currently has a 413 (originally a Golden Commando?) that doesn't run. Looks like a complete resto required, but car seems to be complete. Last I looked, bids were up to about $3500 (10 bids at that point). Anyone have personal knowledge of this one? This car if genuine would be an adder to our Registry! > > Best Regards, > > Jack Lewis > Editor-GFS Letter > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > goldenfin-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ADVERTISEMENT <http://rd.yahoo.com/M=244522.3707890.4968055.1261774/D=egroupweb/S=170512 3905:HM/A=1595056/R=0/SIG=124p07ne0/*http://ashnin.com/clk/muryutaitakenat togyo?YH=3707890&yhad=1595056> Click Here! <http://us.adserver.yahoo.com/l?M=244522.3707890.4968055.1261774/D=egroupm ail/S=:HM/A=1595056/rand=892161727> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: goldenfin-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/> .