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Posted: 8/25/2001 9:50:11 AM EDT
Having somehow promised the woman that I'd get her a beater to drive, I now find myself the owner of a $200 '88 escort with rust and holes. The holes have to be fixed in order to license the vehicle due to gov't regulations, so I'm repainting the whole thing at the same time. I've scraped off the rust with a wire wheel on a drill and will be going down to the bare metal using a polymer stripper disk or two followed by 3 progressively finer levels of sanding. Question is, how to fix the holes? I'd like to avoid welding and sheet metal work if I can because I have no welder at this point and have no sheet metal experience. Fiberglass I can sorta do if my life depends on it (see above). Can I just wire wheel the back of the holes and throw a single layer of heavy fiberglass cloth on from the back of the holes? I'm figuring it's a given that I'd also need some bondo over top. Anyone have any experience with this? [smash]
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 1:01:16 PM EDT
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