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#1 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 06:41 PM
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So i finally got some free time to pull my interior out, since im replacing it, and I had so much fun doing it!! Its pretty easy too.. This doesnt happen very often so I thought I'd let you all see some pics.. And to my disappointment I found a rust spot which i stepped on and that made a hole.. so i punched it all out.. Luckily its a perfect circle form hole and i found it now.. Any tips for patching it up?? I dont have a welder. Will cold welding such as JBWeld, bondo, sealants and sprays work?? Its about 6 in in diameter.. You can see the shape before it was punched out..

I also replaced the heater core while i was at it, since it was screwing up.. The last pic is a rusty spot above my rear wheel.. Do you have any tips for repairing this?? THanks..














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Since welding is not an option for you here; cutting all the rust out is a must without worrying about the shape of the opening, a good quality sheet metal can be cut to fit; place it using a drill plus some rivets. You can make it look good with a can of body filler to cover up the mess inside; on the underside? under carrriage black spary/brush (tar) will do...good luck
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