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 Post subject: Rust repair
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:43 pm 
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So, on the chevelle, underneath the back window where it seals, there are rust holes. Do you leave them? Do you replace the metal with a pre formed panel, or do you cut the small sections that need to be replaced? Can I fill them with brass or lead and file them flat? I am just curious what you guys do back east where rust is a bad problem. Thanks in advance.


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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:18 pm 
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I will see what I can do when I get home.

As far as a description, I would say they are about 1/8-1/4 by maybe an inch long. Also, the metal is pitted real bed.


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i had a few spots like that in the floor of my velle, cut it out to good sheetmetal and welded new pieces in and ground it flat.

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My biggest concern with that is there is only an inch of metal there. And it needs to be flat when I am done. Would I be better off with a preformed patch or replace where it is rusted only?


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preform the patch to fit and then weld it in. grind the weld down when done then you can use some filler to get it flat as you want.

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Ok, so make a patch. I was wondering about an after market patch panel.


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i do not think i ever seen a patch panel for that area. some donor steel paneling from another car would work.

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If I'm getting this right, we are talking the upper rear body pannel, peice between trunk and rear window. I'd just get another one, they can't be too expencive. They can be a bear to put in because the go under quarters. Just trim ends and plug weld in. You may have to release the trunk springs to keep them from twisting the support while replacing. Watch them suckers can eat your fingers.

If you can't find one, make sure you remove all rust before patching. Use weld threw primer for either repair.

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