- Monaghan, Ireland
What was the body panel l like here? Did you cut it out to get to the inner arch or was that goosed also?
The second pic in post 204 (I managed to swap them around somehow ) shows the corrosion on the outer panel... it was actually worse than the inner...
The top of my archs are similar to this so I'm wondering if you did it for the access or because nobody wants to weld upside down
No, I just started with what I could see... then cleaned up surface rust on the inner arch, there was packing in there which may have encouraged any moisture to stay?!
...looking at the top of the arch, the flange is a bit ropey, I'll probably spin the shell around on the rotisserie and attack it from the inside of the wheel well
Also the little flap of extra material you welded in is that copying something that was there already or is this to allow you to weld up to the edle of the material with less risk of blow through?
Yes... my thinking was more material: more room for heat to dissipate... I trimmed it afterwards