If you can avoid making a cut along the top of the quarter like these Taiwan quarters allow you to do, I would go that route in a heartbeat. I will save you a ton of time and work and get a better result, imo. However, on a HT I believe you have a pinch weld on top of the quarter, so the butt-welding will be minimal and part of the seam is covered by the stainless cap. It's not that way on a 55 or 56 quarter.
I did my quarters with the crappy USA made ones (all that's available), and had to modify them to fit my Nomad (only HT quarters are available), and tweak them in other places to make them work. The door jamb area is useless, and I ended up cutting it completely off, and the tailight area is crap on them so I used some original tailight openings.
There's about 11 feet of weld per quarter on my Nomad.
Chevynut, I have followed your build on the Nomad for quite some time. Very impressive work. I saw what you went through to make your quarters work and that was enough to make me try out the imports. They do not cost that much more than the USA made ones that do not fit right. When I was at Case's on Monday to pick up my floor pan assy and trunk floor I looked at a quarter he had for a 56 HT. It splices at the factory seams just like the original. It includes the drain channel for the trunk lid also. Only issue with the import that I seen is you have to drill holes for the side trim. I figure I will use the old cutoffs to make a drill template.
Thanks for the reply.