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Old 05-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Strut tower repair

Has anyone tried to repair their rusted thru towers? I'm in the middle of a 5-speed swap and saw a little hole on passenger side tower, so I started poking around with just my fingers, now I have a hole the width of the tower……CRAP! Anyone try this project with success or not worth the trouble. The rest of car is much better shape, some rust on floors that I was gonna take care of soon. But I know its probably alot worse than it looks. I've seen the patch panels from Latemodel, but now those aren't big enough. Thoughts anyone?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Get some steel, fabricate a patch panel, weld in. Only fix there is.
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Thanks, I'm trying to load a picture of the rot up now.
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I cut a whole strut tower section I needed from another car.
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Mine was a little better, but similar. We welded in some steel plate, and also partially welded in the aftermarket K member in a couple places. No problems since.
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Thanks, your cheering me up. I thought this was fatal.
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it is not fatal you will be able to weld a panel over it and it will be sturdy.
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Good, I have one more picture to post tonight from the wheel well view showing the box section of frame, its not pretty. Thanks for the replys, just gotta jump in and start fabricating.
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