Now my problem is I am not 100% sure how to get there. I think I need to reinforce the stock rail with steel rod and work the rail metal over the steel rod. I will then have to fill with a 1/2" or 3/8" strip of 16Ga and finish off with lead or bondo. One concern I have is that there will be space under the rod and the metal strip with raw metal and no paint. Is this something I need to worry about?
Am I on the right track?
Here are some shots showing a 1/4" drill as mock-up for the bar stock.
These are looking down at rear of door
Will a premium metal filled bondo work or do I need to learn lead work as I do this job?