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Old 10-07-2017, 09:26 PM   #1
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I need body work 101
So today after the tune up decided to take off the third brake light. I could see right around the top corner where it looked like it had rusted through and sure enough it did. I had already removed the headliner to redo that.
I know absolutely nothing about bodywork so I started searching around on the Internet. I found everything from welding in new metal ( beyound my tools and skill set) to using waxed paper and filler. Whats a good method for this? I have yet to take off the weather stripping for the back window but I can feel it has gone below that. I know I will need to take the back window out. Is the weather stripping for that still available?
Or should I just bite the bullet and take it to a body shop for repair?



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The only correct, permanent way to repair it is to cut out all the rust and weld in new metal. Do you have friends who can weld or do body work?
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You might see if the local college has any automotive or welding classes (our community college is partly known for their automotive program), if so they are frequently looking for project material and you might be able to get a fair deal. This repair, while small (depending on what lies behind the window seal) is in a kind of tricky area.

And I like your safety shoes.
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You might see if the local college has any automotive or welding classes (our community college is partly known for their automotive program), if so they are frequently looking for project material and you might be able to get a fair deal. This repair, while small (depending on what lies behind the window seal) is in a kind of tricky area.

And I like your safety shoes.
Thatís a great idea, I will call around and see.
As far as my safety shoes,
those old things, Iíve had them for years .
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