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Kevin I'm glad to hear somebody out there still knows how to lead. You're absolutely right. I did the flattened side of an almost new 56 Chevy that belonged to my bosses daughter many years ago. Hunt and pick and file. He gave me 6 stcks of lead and when I was through I gave 2 1/2 sticks back. I don't think thats possible with the new high strength steel used today........

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mav , there is a heat absorbing plado or puddy that you car put around the holes that will absorbe the heat when welding ... :-)
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Here's a little trick I use for filling holes. I have 1 inch round brass pipe plug that I bought in a hardware store. The center of the screw in side of the plug is the perfect size for a 3/8 drive ratchet extention to fit in and the back side is flat. A ratchet extention in the back side allows you to hold the plug in place on the back side of the body/door/fender hole. Because it's brass, the welding wire from a mig welder won't stick to it. This brass pipe plug also is big enough to absorb the heat generated while welding up the hole, so the fender metal doesn't warp. After filling each fender/body/door hole I press the brass plug against a wet rag for a few seconds to cool it before drying it and going on to fill the next fender/body/door hole. You might try this. It works pretty good. You can also press the plug onto a rachet to reach into tight places.
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make sure u use weld-through primer to fight corossion esp on back of ur weld
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