- Oct 29, 2021
- Frankfort, IL
You need to pull the door panel and see what's going on inside the door. Odd place for rust, but not unheard of.
Ultimately (after any repairs) you will want to squirt oil/ATF or grease in the bottoms of your doors (the seam area) to prevent future rust. Close the door on some newspapers to soak up what leaks out.
Check the lower seams on the tailgate and hatch as well (and the hood, for that matter). Any folded seam is a place for rust to start. Your roofline (rain gutter area) has body filler on it, and has rusted in the past. Check the 'floor' of the rain gutter to see if it is sound or needs sealing. The windshield area, too, has had rust in the past that is sprouting again. Those areas (once fully cleaned/de-rusted) could be touched up with a brush.
Whatever you do, the truck must be parked inside and not driven in the rain any more than absolutely necessary. Sadly, that will be hard to do in Illinois.
Thank you, appreciate the input. Will check areas you mentioned and post some more pics. Luckily have another car and the 62 will remain in garage so should not see much outside of salt-free roads and sunny days here in IL.