Tailpipe bracket rusted through. clean up and weld?
I was planning to knock off the rust on the tailpipe and paint it, but I noticed that the little pencil-sized metal bar that helps hold it to the body has rusted out/through the pipe in this section (right underneath the rear bumper). I'm overseas, so shipping a new part via USPS is probably not gonna be possible due to size restrictions.
Would stripping the rust and welding fresh metal over the hole/holes be worth it? It doesn't have to look good, it just has to work for a while.
August 2011, and I'll be back in the USA!