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Good point crash. I am having a hard time seeing where this is. If that is a seam that is not welded solid, could be a problem putting body filler over it if any water gets behind the filler.

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That's the one.

Crash, Good eyes. That's the very one. Thats where the uniside pieces fits right in there. So I used a MIG welder with .025 wire and 75/25 gas mixture and re- did all the spot welds. Once I got it tight I then grinded them down flush and shot the weld line with two coats of ppg 2K mp170 epoxy primer and then started my fill process. I was going to leave the weld line sunken but I wanted to see what It would look like flush and thus the flush filler line. I know ford did not make it that way but I like the flush look. so I'm giving it a try. Ken I went ahead and put down a 2 layers of epoxy primer to help prevent moisture seeping through. Well tommorrow's another day.
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Well, the thing is, if you put filler over a seam that's only plug welded and not welded solid, it will probably crack later. I've done many repairs similar to this, and have always left at least an 1/8 inch gap down to the metal right where the panels overlap. That gap gets filled with seam sealer, which will stay flexible and prevent the filler from cracking. I hope I'm not raining on your parade!
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