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    Shock tower rust how to repair?

    Driver side has no rust. Passenger side is rusted as seen in the pictures. Can I safely patch it with a piece of steel after knocking out the rust? Thoughts on a best practice how-to for this repair?
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    The correct method is to cut out all of the rotted areas and replace with fresh metal. It's a labor intensive job and you really need good access to all of the areas in question. That means that disassembly of certain "stuff" around the repair area is necessary. Also, with rot, it's not what you see, but what you can't see....
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    Here are a few pics from an 82 that I worked on several years back with frame rot. The pass side was from battery acid and the drivers side was likely due to brake fluid....
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    Nice work JTurbo! Not sure I want to do that much work. Thanks for the photos.

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