Heres the deal, car over all has some small dings and dents, biggest problem is rocker damage and some rust on the back hatch. The car went off the road ( before i bought it ! ) and I think it hit a fairly good sized rock. The rocker is deeply pushed in - at least 3 inches if not more-hard to see from the pics, but its deep - (both sides have damage, but drivers is by far the worst-) I used a body hammer and knocked down the lip so the door would close better, it still rubs, but its better - Here are a couple of pics :
Passenger Side -
I guess what im looking for is some advice on how to repair this - My neighbor is an body paint guy - he says cut it out and tack metal back in.
I am not intimitaded by trying to weld (ok maybe just a bit because of the location, ( structrual ? or not ? ) dont have a huge amp welder either, 90 amp wire feed - afterall it is a VW so the metal is thin.... its not like a '40s Pontiac or something-
Is there any other ways to fix this, long term ? Gonna keep the car, and play race car some day with it ! but for now its a daily driver.
Car has a few more issues, but none as intimidating as the rocker damage -
Any help would be greatly appreciated -