Duster/Demon body line

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. GSS

    GSS Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that the center quarter panel body line is virtually straight on some cars and on others there is a slight upward curve above the wheel well. My NOS quarters have a slight curve. The AMD quarters look pretty straight in the pictures.

    700-1372-R.jpg fcf93d5f-02d5-49a9-b696-39356b663dac.jpg If someone has an original paint car, I would be interested in knowing if that line is straight or curved. Thanks!
     
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    19Duster71 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Here a shot of my 72 Duster 20K original paint car.Looks straight to me

    duster body line 001.JPG
     
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    I looked at my Duster. The AMD quarter line is correct. It looks to me that the wheel well cutout is slightly different. Seems to be more “square” than the original.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Finally getting back to finish my quarters. After taking this body line down to the metal on my NOS quarters and my original quarters, it is clear that there is a slight arch in the line over the wheel opening in all 4 of them. The may have been done so the line looks straight when looking down from eye level at it. The line also levels out about 8 or 10 inches before the door in order to be continuous with the door line, which is dead straight. The area between the door and the wheel arch is a little tricky to block straight.

    19Duster71, if you have photos of your 1/4's taken from the height of the line, and from the front and back of the car, I would be very interested in seeing them... TIA
     
  6. 72bluNblu

    72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The body line is straight, the quarters themselves bulge out a little bit over the wheel which makes it appear to be curved. The section right after the door, between the two body lines, is actually a little concave. That’s right from the factory and a result of the quarter flaring out a little.
     
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    Mine are definitely curved. I looked at many pictures of Dusters and Demons. Some look straight but a straight edge ruler proves they are curved.
     
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