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    I just removed the whale tale from my '72 and now I can see just how many holes there are in the hatch. Including 8 holes for the louvers (which are no longer on the car) I have a total of 12 holes! Otherwise the glass and hatch are in good shape without any rust. Should I be shopping for a new hatch or just plan to have the holes repaired? The car was built in 12/71 and has vertical defroster lines in the rear window. I don't plan to reinstall the louvers which I don't have anyway. Thanks for your input on this one!
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    Just weld them shut
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    ^^Ditto.
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
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    Frank in Houston, Texas

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    Thanks for the input. I will be keeping a welder busy since there are also 6 holes total in the rear fenders. I will stop prowling Craigslist on this item too.

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    Hmm, you must not have you're own set up. Anyhow since you are hiring out it, keep in mind this is one of the easer jobs to do, I would say about an hour for a good welder to close up the holes and smooth out. (if were I, I would use weld through primer only because welds are more prone to corrosion).

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