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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 05/29/09 11:51 am PST

    It seems worth doing, since the car is worth more than the cost of repairs. The only downside I see is if they cut out the rockers and then find rust elsewhere. You need to make sure the body shop has examined everything carefully and that they are confident that you don't have wheel well rust, belly pan rust, or A pillar or B pillar rust (where the doors hinge). If the rust has penetrated into the door pillars, you got big problems, but if not, the repair should be good for a while. But as they say "rust never sleeps" so you might see this problem re-appear. Be sure to ask your body shop what kind of guarantee they will offer you on re-occurrence.


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  • MrShift@Edmunds 05/29/09 11:51 am PST

    It seems worth doing, since the car is worth more than the cost of repairs. The only downside I see is if they cut out the rockers and then find rust elsewhere. You need to make sure the body shop has examined everything carefully and that they are confident that you don't have wheel well rust, belly pan rust, or A pillar or B pillar rust (where the doors hinge). If the rust has penetrated into the door pillars, you got big problems, but if not, the repair should be good for a while. But as they say "rust never sleeps" so you might see this problem re-appear. Be sure to ask your body shop what kind of guarantee they will offer you on re-occurrence.


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