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1986 Ram wheelhouse rust repair

Discussion in 'Pre-1994 trucks, commercial vehicles' started by C. Cantrell, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. C. Cantrell

    C. Cantrell New Member

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    I ordered the outside parch panels and they look like they will work.
    The inter wheelhouse/inter fender has rust as well.
    Does anybody know if they are available and if so who has them>
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I am working on rust above the rear wheels. Looks like the piece needed has been discontinued everywhere I looked. Guess I will have one made unless somebody has a better idea.
     
  4. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    I fab my own repairs by using galvanized sheet steel from Home Depot. Cut away some of the good metal on the truck, spray the edges with rust converter and then a primer. Cut and bend the sheet metal to fit, prime it and let it dry, then attach it with epoxy, clamps, and if necessary, rivets. Let dry, fill and contour the seam with epoxy, then when dry, several coats of primer, paint and clearcoat. Be sure to let each step dry, this takes several days to do right. And do NOT use Bondo - it's porous and will transmit moisture through to the good metal behind it.
     
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  5. C. Cantrell

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    Looks like this is the route I'll take.
    Thanks!
     

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