Removing quarter panel supports?

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    BEE-JAY42

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    Apart from being a mounting point for the tyre carrier (which has been removed anyway) & catching dirt to rust out the rear quarter panels, do the lower supports behind the rear quater panels do anything? Can I cut them out while I am repairing rust in the quater panels or could this cause a problem later?
     
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    Both mine are gone. Not because I cut them out, rather that they rusted out. However, that being said I just fabbed a new 1/4 panel out of 18GA sheet. It bent great, but I wish I had rebuilt the support to the point just before it started to bend because without that straight part, your corner doesn't form right. If your panels are bought preformed then no problem. I hand to build something in to make mine work, which it did, in the end. Are you just patching? or putting in new panels?
     
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    Basically where the quater panels contact the supports the panels have completely rusted out (the last owner just fibreglassed over rust), so I guess you could say they are large patches. I figured that without the supports it would be difficult to get the patches to form the right curve, so I think i'll leave them in there for now, thanks for your help.
     
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