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 Moderated by: Greg Fletcher  

Joined: 11-15-2014
Posts: 3
Hello all,

Back in college I test drove a JH at a dealership and it's always been on my short list of cars I wanted to own. Last week I purchased vin 13949 and I spent the week going through the car to see where I'm starting from and to try and come up with a plan. The engine runs strong but past that I'm going to have to go through the majority of the car. My first concern is very rusted rockers at the rear of the front fender wells and the lower fenders in that area have bubbling and a couple of fair size holes. The car came with new sills and rockers. I'm thinking that the first order of business is to address the rust issues so it doesn't get any worse. I'm thinking of sourcing a solid pair of used fenders to address that area but my question is I have never welded anything in my life - are the rocker replacements something simple enough for a rookie welder to attempt or am I better off locating a qualified shop in the Atlanta area to do this?

Also in the interim is there some way I should treat the rust to prevent any further deterioration?

Any advice is appreciated. I think this is going to be a fun and rewarding project.


Brett Gibson JH5 20497

Joined: 03-17-2005
Location: Hilton, New York USA
Posts: 751
Buy a decent wire feed welder and a very good 4-1/2" angle grinder, start welding and if it doesn't look good grind it down and weld some more, after awhile you will get really good at either welding or grinding but hopefully welding.

Biggest tip I can give is make sure the metal you are welding is ground clean, no dirt grease rust or paint.


Joined: 03-15-2005
Location: Peachtree Corners, Georgia USA
Posts: 76
Welcome! I'm in Atlanta and am happy to help. POR 15 is a great product for stopping rust. I've sent you a pm with my contact information.

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