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Old 06-09-2016, 03:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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rocker repairs begin

I drove the car through the winter with heavy duty black duct tape over the holes where I had cut the rusty sections out of each rocker.

Now it's coming up to time to sell the Prius, so the repairs have begun!

Before:



After:



Above: shows a metal patch butt-welded into the opening I had cut. I'm no pro welder, and the metal was perty thin in a few places, so I blew a lot of little holes while welding. I epoxied over the holes for a waterproof seal.

Next up: body filler & smoothing.
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