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I have some small rust holes I want to patch. I am going to try and do this thing properly so I don’t have to do it again. I plan on cutting out the rust and fitting a small piece of galvanized sheet metal and MIG welding it into place. I don’t have a welder so I am going to have to do the prep work myself and take it to a shop. I am going to have to drive it to have the welding done. I simply don’t have the money or the need to buy a welder.

What’s the best method for holding the patch pieces in place?

I was thinking of drilling holes around the perimeter of the hole and riveting in small tab peices. Then I would drill holes in the tabs I have created and in the patch and rivet the patch in flush with the surface. I can then drill out the rivets as the welding takes place.

Sort of what they show here: http://www.autobodystore.com/patch.htm

Any better ideas?
 

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Maybe I should mention that I already have bought the galvanized metal and the shop is a Do-It-Yourself shop and I will do the welding myself.

Do I need to grind off the galvanization around the edges?
 
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