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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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body repair question

Some shots of the rust hole just in front of the Driver Side rear wheel well. The section includes the floor and a small piece of the seatbelt post underneath the seatbelt anchor point.

I've never welded before but I do have a Lincoln Arc 120. Because this section forms a inacessable pocket indside the body there would be no way to paint or otherwise rust proof that area. What would be the best way to do this repair?

I was thinking of welding the floor pan section and the seatbelt post. Painting that area inside and out and then using a fiberglass patch on the outside of the body. Any better ideas? What gauge steel is the body and floor made of?

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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
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3M makes a great panel bonding adhesive that also seals the new seam against rust. Many bodyshops now use it rather than welding; maybe worth a look.
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