Typical rusted body sheet metal that was under the lower chrome trim pieces of the rear passenger and driver quarter window areas. The dotted marker line is the flange limits, an the solid layout line is the location used to cut out the rusted body pieces.
Typical quarter window donor piece (passenger side shown) being prepped, cleaned, old spotwelds removed and temporarily trimmed for installation.
An air saw and spotweld remover bit were used to remove the sheet metal of the rusted area. The spotwelds were drilled out from the inside panel. The old spotwelds that remained on the donor pieces were ground down flat, so the pieces could be Mig welded to the inner panels from inside the car. The spotwelds holes on the inner panels were the points used to Mig weld the new pieces to the inner panels.
Donor pieces receive final trimming and fit for installation.
Donor pieces being Mig welded and ground down.
Quarter Window body repair’s completed until final body work.