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Old 11-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default 32 sedan patch panels any good ones made?

My son and I have been working on 32 Tudor sedan body which needs a lot of help along the lower areas of the body. The rear quarters in front of the wheel arch patch panels we have a no wheres near accurate.
First the overall length is to long from the body door opening edge to the wheel well the reveals are to big and each of the steps that locate in the door jamb area are to deep and also to long in other words they are pretty much useless. Its been a while since we got these panels so its unknown who made these pieces of junk. Would anyone have a suggestion as to where some more accurate panels can be found? Some adjustments for fitting is no problem for us so anything closer to accurate is what were looking for.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:38 PM   #3
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You might try United Pacific since they do the 5W body. There is a Co in Ontario Canada that makes patch panels as I got some for a 32 PU body.Don't know if the do other '32 body styles.The patch panels that all vendors sold in the 90's are made by Carpenter and stamped flat and crap.I had a friend fix a tudor in the same spot as you.He had to do a lot of massaging to get them to look decent.EMS makes patches but don't think for '32 but again stamped flat.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:43 PM   #4
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:32 PM   #5
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Any more info on Tom Bay? Anyone do a Tudor body recently?
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:01 PM   #6
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Tom has a restoration and parts business in Arkansas City Kansas but I can't remember it's name?

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Old 11-17-2019, 06:18 PM   #7
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Itís called Tom Bay
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:51 PM   #8
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Itís called Tom Bay

Ronnie....Apparently, Tom Bay is the owner of R&J Enterprises in Arkansas City, Ks. Try this contact info:


R&J Enterprises
6034 302 Rd Arkansas City KS
620-441-0032
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V8 You nailed it, I'm getting forgetful?
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:41 PM   #10
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Tom is a friend of mine (more my wife, they went to collage together). Great guy and great parts. Mostly 33 and 34 parts, but some 32.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:56 PM   #11
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Great Thanks everyone I will contact Tom and ask if he has what we need or an idea who makes a good quality part we can work with.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:16 AM   #12
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Hey Ronnie - if you don't find some good news, give me a call. I've found that there are very few patch panels made that are worth a crap - almost nothing is correct. The situation goes from bad to worse once you get away from roadsters and coupes.

Consider having some hand made to fit your body - is what I've had to do. Give me a call if you want to chat about it.
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Let us know the outcome, how well they fit and so on when you find them.
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:32 PM   #14
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Placing the order with R&J today explained our displeasure with the oversize crap items we already have Tom assured us these items will be good he also makes the lower rear panel for the sedan body with the correct radius thats another item extremely hard to find in the correct shape including the radius needed. Years ago received one from Spadaro that was completely useless {flat} so I sent it back. When the panels arrive i will post an update for sure.
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