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?
More of an art than a science - discuss metalworking and welding here.
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Projects section or here is good for metal work
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What kind of welding do you plan on doing? Gas Mig or Tig?
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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.
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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