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06-09-2010 06:17 PM
N8whitie Look on Craigslist or Ebay man, it might be cheaper than a new one from Quadratec.
06-09-2010 05:20 PM
Jalus Cornerious Thanks for the help guys! I'll tackle this over the weekend.
06-09-2010 04:40 PM
s_man692000
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Originally Posted by gminton View Post
It looks like your welds are rusting? Better sand them and paint them up quick!!!
Not rusting just discoloration ,that happens when metal is heated .These spots have already been ground down filled and finished w/ primer on bothe sides of the vehicle ,now Im working on the rockers (all body parts are hand made nothing bought here).After the rockers are done then the outer fender wells will be fabbed and welded .I,m also painting it when its all done .Jalus good luck with your body work ,gminton is right about the fenders,they are cheap enough ,and would safe you a sh*$ ton of time and aggrevation .
06-09-2010 02:53 PM
Jalus Cornerious All right. As for the other spot, how do I smooth it out after welding on the new piece? Bondo?
06-09-2010 02:28 PM
AfterMath You could. But with rust that bad, I'm sure almost your entire fender is done. New fender is the way to go.
06-09-2010 02:16 PM
Jalus Cornerious My hood is fine. 150 is more than I was hoping to pay for a new fender (I've already got to get a new tailgate). The spot on the fender is no more than 2 inches long, think I could cut it out as well?
06-09-2010 01:58 PM
AfterMath Possibly look into a new hood also?
06-09-2010 01:58 PM
AfterMath Quadratech sells them, or you could try a junkyard, but a fender from the yard would probably have beginnings of rust, I would just a brand spanking new one from quadratch.

Definitely just sand away all the paint to see where all the rust is and cut it all out, especially since you're getting it painted anyways.

The only way to stop rust is to cut it out, IMO.
06-09-2010 01:49 PM
Jalus Cornerious Thanks for the info! I think I'll grind it down some to see all that needs to be cut and then weld on some new metal. What's a good place to get a replacement fender?
06-09-2010 01:36 PM
AfterMath It looks like your welds are rusting? Better sand them and paint them up quick!!!
06-09-2010 01:35 PM
s_man692000
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Originally Posted by Jalus Cornerious View Post
I've got some bad rust spots on my Jeep that need fixing. I don't know what's been done to them but they have rusted all the way through. I'm going to repaint my Jeep so I need these fixed. What's the best way to do this?
If you are planning on keeping the jeep for a long time you have 2 options in my opinion ,new fenders or cut out bad metal ,and weld in new metal ,bondo will just eventuall become loose as the metal further deteriorates around it .Mine is rusting in the same spots but not as severe as yours .I will be doing my bodywork soon.Here is a couple pics of a FJ62 Toy that I am currently doing for my bro-in law .
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06-09-2010 12:25 PM
toshpate okie doke, thanks, lucky mine is just plain ol black and easy to paint.
06-09-2010 12:24 PM
AfterMath
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Originally Posted by toshpate View Post
had a friend say he can grind them out and put in metal body filler? mine isnt quite as bad but it is bubbling through the paint
I will be doing that this winter, but his are too severe. They need to be cut out.
06-09-2010 12:21 PM
toshpate had a friend say he can grind them out and put in metal body filler? mine isnt quite as bad but it is bubbling through the paint
06-09-2010 12:05 PM
AfterMath For the first couple pictures, I would suggest getting a new fender.

The bottom ones...cut em out, cut a piece of metal, and weld in.
06-09-2010 11:50 AM
ashevilleyjmike Wow, I've got some rust starting in the exact same spots...not nearly as bad though. I'd like to learn how to fix this too so I can get it before it gets that bad.
06-09-2010 11:31 AM
Jalus Cornerious
Really bad rust spots!!

I've got some bad rust spots on my Jeep that need fixing. I don't know what's been done to them but they have rusted all the way through. I'm going to repaint my Jeep so I need these fixed. What's the best way to do this?

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