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Discussion Starter · #105 ·
Got the patch fully welded in and ground fairly smooth on the outside. Not a perfect blend, but based on my skill level & experience, I am happy. Next up, lower section of fender brace...

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This is the last of the known rust on the passenger fender!! Now have to do pretty much the exact same repairs on the driver side. But now I have a little experience, so hopefully it goes a little better.

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Not too worried about blending that last part smooth as it is completely covered by the trim.
 

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Started on the driver side fender. Has pretty much the same issues as the passenger side did, only a little more extensive. For the first patch, due to its size, I cut a patch out of a fender I picked-up at the swap meet and fit it in place. Treated the area with rust converter and after I strip the paint, will weld it in place.

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Gotta hand it to you, tackling these small jobs and posting pics and narrative to go along. I am watching like a wide-eyed kid! On the gettin old thing, we slow down a bit, but this stuff is what keeps us going! Carry on !
 

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Gotta hand it to you, tackling these small jobs and posting pics and narrative to go along. I am watching like a wide-eyed kid! On the gettin old thing, we slow down a bit, but this stuff is what keeps us going! Carry on !
Thanks! Seeing the amount of rust in and around the windows, I was not confident to try those areas, so gladly farmed them out to a professional shop.

As for the bolt-on items like fenders & doors, my thought was that if I completely screwed one up, I could just bite the bullet and get an aftermarket replacement, but this gave a great chance to stretch boundaries of my comfort zone and have my fingerprints on the build.

Enjoying it so far, learning a little more with each patch, a few mess-ups, but nothing that can't be worked out in the end.
 

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Cut out and replaced a deeply rust pitted patch, treated with rust converter last night and just needs some primer today. Moving on the next and last part of this fender, the rear lower corner & brace...

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Driver side lower fender skin rust work started. Got run out of the shop due to the heat, but did get the patch tacked in. Finish welding and then replace the crusty brace and call that one done...

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