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I will let the pics speak for themselves. [bigcry]























my biggest concern is the bubbling and chipping on the rocker panels. That is what tempted this project. Well, that and the $1300 estimate from a body shop to get it fixed.

Thankfully, my good friend matt has agreed to help me out with the sanding, rust protecting, and priming.

I have no idea what im doing, so please, offer your advice and let me know any good products I should use! brand names, sandpaper grit, sanding technique, etc etc etc im totally clueless and searching is not going well.

thanks in advance!

I will keep the thread updated with pics. We are going to attack each spot one by one over the next few weeks, and get them all primed up. then I will be taking it to a body shop for paint.
 

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Well if the rust ate through the rust then you need to replace the sheetmetal behind it, unfortunatly. Also a welding brush works wonders on rust(as they are designed to remove impurities from the metal) however it will also take off good existing paint if your not careful.
 

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If needed i can run to the shop and use a MIG to fill small holes and cut out old and weld in new plate on large parts if that is needed too.

thanks for the brush idea, will check farmnfleet for one of those [thumb]
 

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also on those wheel well rust spots, take your tire off and remove the plastic inside the wheel well, which separates the engine from the wheel well, and you may notice where you have rust there may be a bunch of mud and sand holding moisture and rusting it from the inside out, I know when I took mine off to pull the tranny I had an unbelivable amount in there.
 

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yeah ive had those off a few times but it keeps pretty clean back there. Will check them again for sure. definitely going to be very thorough with this... dont want it coming back next year.
 

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good luck man!
 

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just make sure to remove every last peice of rust or it will come back quick. And try to get it painted very quickly as primer sucks up moisture.
 

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just make sure to remove every last peice of rust or it will come back quick. And try to get it painted very quickly as primer sucks up moisture.
 
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