What's the proper way to repair these 2 CJ areas?
I need advice on the correct way to repair these 2 areas. I am a body repair novice, having only done sheet metal work on the inside of the tub in about a dozen places. These 2 areas are on the outside of the tub and aren't flat surfaces, so I don't want to screw them up.
The first picture is under where the windshield hinge mounts, on the side. After I ground out the previous owner's patch, I found body filler and a fiberglass mat. It looks like there is an inner layer of metal behind the stuff I removed. I can weld in new metal, but I fear I will loose the indentation that is part of the factory design. I still need to get in there with the cutoff wheel and make a clean hole, but I need help in the best way to approach this.
The last pictures are the rear passenger corner where I backed into my BBQ pit. I think all I need to do is pound the sheet metal back to round, then prime and paint it. But can anyone give me a detailed procedure here? Don't assume I know what I'm doing, or have any body tools.
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