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Old 04-11-2010, 05:09 PM
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Here is a little problem I have to deal with and thought I would ask the experts for advice! This is the upper drivers side windshield lip on my 48 f-1
and as you can see that over the years it has collected some rust. The rust is all the way through into the inside and and is approx. 6'' total length, so give me some ideas on what to do! I have a stick welder,also a spot welder and if
needed I have a brother with a mig welder, keep in mind that I am by no means a body man so make it easy for me! Thanks in advance.
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If I had a shrinker available, I would make an angle section and start shrinking one side to form the desired curve, then cut out the rust, leaving about an eighth of an inch of good metal to tack the new piece to. Not having a shrinker, I would make a template of the curve and cut out one leg for the vertical piece and then cut a strip wide enough to reach to the curve of the top. I would then mig weld the to pieces together, forming the section that needs to be replaced. Then mig it in place , fill and smooth. In the overall scheme of things, not very difficult to do.

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:50 PM
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Thanks trees,
I had not thought about a shrinker, may be a couple fellows I know that may have one and am sure I could borrow! Thanks again, you don't realize what you have forgotten untill you ask!
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Thanks trees,
I had not thought about a shrinker, may be a couple fellows I know that may have one and am sure I could borrow! Thanks again, you don't realize what you have forgotten untill you ask!
If not you buy one from eastwood http://www.eastwood.com/metal-fabric...tcher-set.html they are cheap and they do a good job for the money
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