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The right side skirt has an ugly and badly rusted dent from a long-ago car-jack mishap.

Here, the battered section is already cut out.

Fine occasion to have a look at the interior: No rust!

The edges are cleaned and painted with zinc spray (which is debatable).

A matching section is cut from a replacement side skirt. Its edges are joggled for a better fit, and perforated. Unfortunately, the sheet metal of the replacement part is thinner than the original, a part from a donor car might have been better.

Finally, the replacement part is welded in. I admit that the welds could look better - I had my difficulties welding “upwards”…

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astra_conv/base_vehicle/restoration/car_body.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/30 19:23 (external edit)