Rusted from the inside out - Subaru

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:44 pm
I have a 99 subaru impreza that has seen its fair share of east coast winters. I need some help with tackling the rust. I have already begun cutting out the rust. I don't want to go overboard, but I definitely don't want to do too little and have rust issues later on.

Most of the rust that I am repairing is non-structural and on non-exterior body panels. I do plan on welding in the new sheet metal.

Before I get too nuts and post pictures, Is this the right subforum to post in?

Big thanks!



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:32 am
Projects section or here is good for metal work

Let the Pics fly

What kind of welding do you plan on doing? Gas Mig or Tig?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:46 am
Doright wrote:Projects section or here is good for metal work

Let the Pics fly

What kind of welding do you plan on doing? Gas Mig or Tig?


Cool. I am at work now, so can't take the time to upload pictures.

My friend tig welds professionally on a daily basis. I will most likely get him to do the welding after I make the metal pieces that need to be welded in place. Another friend has a eastwood tig welder that I can borrow when I am ready.

I will post pictures as soon as I can.

I'm actually shifting gears a bit.
I've decided to drop the cash on a body kit that replaces all of the rear fender and all of the rocker panels. Therefor, I need to remove my rear fenders and also remove the rocker panels.

I'm going to remove the rear and side glass... I might start a new post on here about that.

Once I have the glass, rockers, and fenders off, I can focus on repairing the rusted sections of frame, wheel well, and trunk belly pan. I'll have better access to repairing those sections too.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:39 pm
By "rear fenders" I'm assuming you mean quarter panels.

You're going to remove the existing quarters and replace them? As well as the sills?

Most Imprezas have a plastic sill cover, so I hope that it's only that that you intend to remove. The steel part underneath is structural.

This could be epic.
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