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How bad is your rust in the first place? Swiss-cheesed fender flares?
 

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repinS said:
How bad is your rust in the first place? Swiss-cheesed fender flares?
yup...its makin me think of just changin the whole fender instead of repair it..would probably be cheaper..n also along the bottom of the driver side door and driver side rear door
 

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You can replace front fenders. You can't replace rear quarter panels (have to cut and weld; since you had to ask, this is a body-shop issue!)

Is it this bad:?




Keep in mind my fender was body fillered once before (dad did it DIY), and swiss-cheesed again after a few years. Which is why I'm suggesting the replacement route if it's bad enough.
 

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THATS HORRIBLE!
Double, too. The other side didn't look any better.

There was a hole at the bottom of the full-size spare tire well. You could poke your hand through the driver's rear wheelwell and touch the spare, literally, as it's a big tire and stands upright at one side of the trunk.

Control arms were on the way out.

A brake line went out, happened in two places at two different times.

It was an odometer rollback victim (330,000km estimated actual, 230,000 on the clock).

And it's one of the reasons why it's imperative to have your car rustrproofed if you live in any climate that involves road salt or sea salt in the air.
 
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