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Ford Rust Repair Panels

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Rust Repair Panels can be very useful to one attempting to restore a vehicle to its original condition and anyone can make rust repair panels. You could take a pie tin and bend it into the approximate shape and mud it onto a vehicle. A step up from that method would be to start with a heavier piece of steel, say 22 gauge, and use talent, skill, proper tools and sweat to custom make rust repair panels that can be welded into place where old steel has been removed or even place it over damaged steel. A more common way of making rust repair panels is on a brake. Rust Repair Panels formed on a brake are often the only rust repair panels available for a particular application and therefore will simply have to do regardless of how crudely it’s made. Where the market conditions allow for them, rust repair panels are made using a very expensive and elaborate multi-die process generally known as precision die stamping. Some dies for stamping rust repair panels can be as long as fifteen foot and weigh thirty tons with tolerances as low as one thousandth of an inch. This state of the art technology is only utilized to make rust repair panels that are expected to sell well after thoroughly researching conditions which include but are not limited to the number of vehicles produced and the number remaining in use, the perceived value of those vehicles, and the extent of the damage among that set of vehicles. In other words, don’t expect to see rust repair panels made using the latest technology for old Ford Pintos. No offense intended to Pinto owners, but the set up costs for the manufacture of precision die stamped rust repair panels isn’t justified by the potential sales of those parts. If you’re in need of a rust repair panel and you learn that it is being produced using the latest technology, then you’re in luck. The repair process is going to be a lot easier using such a rust repair panel. Generally you’re looking at removing the old panel by drilling out spot welds, removing adhesives and anything else that might be holding the panel in and then cutting the old panel out to the same size as the rust repair panel. If the old steel is cut out so that the new rust repair panel fits perfectly into the empty space, with about a sixteenth of an inch between the old steel and the rust repair panel, the two pieces can be butt welded. (Butt-welding is the process of joining two pieces of material together along a single edge in a single plane.) Once the rust repair panel is butt welded into place finishing the repair is a breeze compared to the work that would still remain if inferior rust repair panels were being used. Once a technician becomes accustomed to using precision dies stamped rust repair panels he/she can become gradually become much quicker at installing them. The finishing work with inferior rust repair panels is such that a certain amount of time will always be required to make the repair look and fit correctly.
We distribute rust repair panels made through a high precision die stamping process from heavy gauge, high quality steel. If the only rust repair panels for a particular application are the brake formed type then we sometimes carry those parts if they are deemed to be of suitable quality to actually help our customers during a repair. Some rust repair panels we simply don’t carry. Some brake formed rust repair panels are so poorly made that they’ll ultimately frustrate more than help a user. Some rust repair panels made using outdated processes cannot be produced in high enough quantities quickly enough to serve us. Someone out there may be making really nice hand-made rust repair panels for an old Hudson, but if it takes them weeks to finish a few, then our customers will not receive the service that they expect. Also, small one off rust repair panel producers of that nature are usually heavily reliant upon a single skilled individual whose absence could bring about a long term shortage of those particular rust repair panels. In short, rust repair panels are not all created equal, and the quality of the repair starts with the quality of the rust repair panels.

 

Buy Rust Repair Panels

From Us

Here's why:

• Fast Order Processing
• Experienced & Knowledgeable Staff
• Secure Packing and Order Checking
• Unmatched Stamping and Tooling
• Tried and Tested Fit to Vehicle
• Superior Part Definition/Body Lines

 

ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

Our rust repair panels are manufactured under the rigid guidelines of ISO 9001. The extent of this certification includes organizational processes used in manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance.

Our adherence to these guidelines and our commitment to continuous improvement ensures that our customers will receive the highest quality products and superior service.
 

Research and Development

The rust repair panels that we distribute are determined through an intensive process. The process begins with obtaining an OEM truck or car body. A vehicle study is performed to not only determine where it is rusting, but where it will continue to rust as the area spreads over the lifetime of the Truck, Van or SUV. After the problem areas are identified, the vehicle section is reverse engineered and a part is carefully designed with critical dimensions. A physical part is then cut-out of the actual OEM vehicle as a visual reference for test-fitting and used to acquire a 3D scan image of the part. The image used with CAD (computer-aided design) will then be applied to the production of the die and tooling equipment to ensure the accuracy of part dimensions, body lines, and contours. Upon completion of production equipment, sample parts are produced and test-fitted onto actual vehicles for both appearance and proper fit. At this point, the test-fit process continues until an accurate part is assured whereby it will go into manufacturing production after a final series of cross-checks. Remember, not all parts need to replace the entire OEM section. In many cases we offer several non-OEM options. For instance, on truck bedsides depending upon your need and the extent of the problem - you can purchase the entire OEM replica bedside or non-OEM full wheel arch section, partial wheel arch section, or just the front/rear bed sections. In defining the problem areas, we offer parts that replace an entire OEM section or simply offer a lower-cost solution to just the trouble areas.
To achieve a level of quality that is equal to or better than the OEM body section of the vehicle that is being repaired - we only use 19 gauge or higher steel for our panels. The highest grade steel available is used for our parts as well. Furthermore, our plants use "all-steel" dies and tooling which produces cleaner body features and enables us to use a thicker gauge of steel.

State-of-the-Art Factory Technology

From AutoCAD design development to computer-driven robotic production equipment, the factories that produce our rust repair panels use the latest advancements in technology to design, develop, and manufacture the finished product. Most of these facilities have been built within the last 5 years and long after the worldwide technology boom which allowed production plants to be constructed with technology in mind. New robotic equipment for stamping/tooling/finishing, laser guidance, and plasma-cutting provides for a level of stricter tolerances and accuracy. With these factory innovations, it enables us to use high-grade steel of heavier gauge than many other manufacturers. This all equates to making a superior quality part for our customers.

GET THE FixMyRust ADVANTAGE

• Quality Assurance:
The parts we distribute are manufactured under the rigid guidelines of International ISO 9001 Standards in modern high-tech production plants. Most other manufacturers don't follow these quality standards guidelines or use old technology.

Advantage: Top quality production process is maintained.
 
• Engineering Design:
FixMyRust parts stamping forms are engineered & produced to the precise specifications of the original part or design. Strict computer-checked interface tolerances are adhered to without exception. Many others are manufactured to be simply "close-enough" using only human inspection requiring the end-user to make parts fit.
Advantage: Superior fitting parts with consistency maintained.
 
• Die Stamping:
Our rust repair panels are die-stamped to exactly match the characteristics such as body lines/definition of the original equipment manufacturer's(OEM) part. The presses and forms are continually monitored for stress, position, pressure, and accuracy at each stage. Some other manufacturers don't practice these rigid procedures.
Advantage: Makes installation accurate, quick & easy.
 
• Steel Gauge:
FixMyRust rust repair panels are made from the highest gauge steel possible with each part. These meet or exceed the gauges of the OEM parts. A lot of other manufacturers use lighter gauges of steel to save on costs but can cause installation issues.
Advantage: No buckling, warping, wrinkling, or stress lines.
 
• Product Testing:
Our parts are tried and tested on actual vehicles until both the "mechanical" and "visual" fit are correctly produced. Some manufacturers claim to test directly on vehicles but merely perform visual tests or use photo references.
Advantage: No worries about how the part will actually fit or whether contour & body curves line up from a visual perspective.
 
• Tooling:
Our parts duplicate the OEM flanges, lips, and other connections to minimize installation problems. There are no rough or jagged edges on non-OEM parts. Necessary specs are laser measured. Many other parts from different manufacturers require the end-user to deal with rough or jagged edges.
Advantage: No major installation or safety issues and virtually no hand-tooling work required.
 
• Fitting:
Our parts are designed to accurately fit the vehicle area of repair with nobody fit adjustments necessary. No press brake formation is used. The majority of others require some bending, forming, and/or manipulation of the part.
Advantage: No installation adjustments or hand-beating needed.
 
• Overlapping:
Our parts are made to not only cover the typical rust area but to extend beyond that area to insure a clean repair and allow enough overlapping metal to connect with the existing vehicle structure before welding. A lot of other designs do not cover enough overlap allowing adjacent rust areas to migrate over to the repaired section with time.
Advantage: No concerns about impending rust migration.
 
• Finishing:
PAINTED parts - The latest Electro-Deposit Primer(EDP) finish process is used, subjecting the parts to a heavy coating of high quality black primer upon being thoroughly cleaned and prepped.
CHROMED parts - A Triple Nickel chrome process is used which is the most proven available. It provides a durable finish with deep reflective properties. Other manufacturers fail to clean the parts properly before applying primer or just leave the steel unprotected altogether.
Advantage: No primer flaking, no oil residue, and minimal scuffing of the surface required prior to installation.

 

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