Anyone have experience with the CCoT patch panels for a FJ40? My interior rear fender wells and rear corners could use rust repair/replacement. I was thinking of replacing them if the CCoT panels were worth the cost.
Their panels are fine, but for something like the interior wheel wells it is much cheaper to buy a piece of 16 ga hot rolled sheet metal and bend them up yourself by using a piece of angle stock clamped to the sheet and your garage floor to make the bend. The only difference is that the CCOT panels have the little stiffener strips embossed into the metal. For things that have compound curves, like the bottoms of doors or the entire quarter panel, then the CCOT panels are the way to go.
I have the right wheel well top panel for a '76 FJ40 I am not using. It should be the same as the '74. The quality is nice, heavy gauge sheet metal. It is primed in the primer they used to use and never been cut/installed. Let me know if you are interested. BTW, I dont need it because I scrapped the project(got a FJ45 P/U) not because of the panels quality-which is fine. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
I have used the rear quarters complete and I am now installing the rear patch (outside) panels. These are CCoT's best product. It would be hard w/o making a jig to form the lower edge and the radius (which is NOT a standard curve) is dead on. My only disappointment is the drivers side is 1/4" low compared to the existing panel so I will have to make up the difference else where.
I have never used the inner fenders, but w/o other options they are it.
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