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Rear Slam Panel Rust Repair.

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More progress. Tack welded into place. This metal is super thin and I was using Mig welder to join the pieces together. So it's easy to blow holes in it.

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So I started on this..

 

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Managed to find some 0.75mm thick steel (nice and thin and pliable). 

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So with the indentation (pressed area) in the middle of the bumper and the mounting locations I'm thinking I'll make those separately and then weld those sections into this piece.

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Tafe was cancelled last week due to the teacher being unwell..had my old teacher this week (between us, he's much better).

 

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Been a while between posts.

Finally cut off the old lower section, and tack welded in the new piece.

Had quite a bit of trouble creating the pressed section, I couldn't quite replicate the original shape exactly. But got close. Since it's hidden behind a bumper it won't be obvious. I also created the exhaust cut out section, but it's not exactly the same as original. I am contemplating cutting out the original section and welding it in. Either that or tidy up this piece more and perhaps use a bit of body filler to sculpt it.

I still have to create the bumper mounting points (pressed areas) I didn't want to rely on my template. So I decided I'd offer it up to the car and trace out the exact areas that need modifying and then modify it.

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