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  1. h82crash

    Rust Repair Rear Half Door

    Just to follow up, I treated the rust with phosphoric and made a new piece. All welded up now, just no photo yet.
  2. h82crash

    Rust Repair Rear Half Door

    Factory metal on my 74 is 18 ga. or .048" I used 16 ga on the rear corners of the tub and to block off the cowl vent. Everything else I have used 18 ga.
  3. h82crash

    Rust Repair Rear Half Door

    Nice work! Thanks for the photos. I will examine the extent further up, haven't ruled out separating the entire door. But I was thinking if it is not severe, with a bunch of pitting about to poke through, I would soak in phosphoric so it wicks between the panels and arrests the rust. There...
  4. h82crash

    Rust Repair Rear Half Door

    I decided to cut out the lower part of the doubler so I could treat the rust. Now I may just fab a whole new piece.
  5. h82crash

    Rust Repair Rear Half Door

    I'm about to tackle a rusty area on the bottom of one of my rear half doors. My idea is to drill out the spot welds bonding the skin and the inner doubler at the bottom edge and cut out the rust below the radius between the corners. Fab an insert and weld. There is also rust between the skin...
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