With the front end torn down, I could finally weld up the front of the passenger inner fender. As I don’t know what this was supposed to look like as mine is completely gone, so I went with something that looked right. I still need to measure & re-drill the two bolt holes.
Then I drilled out the spot welds for the bracket that supports the battery tray so I could fix some rust caused by crud trapped between it and the inner fender. I think the spot weld cutter is my new favorite tool.
The offending rust holes, you can see welding slag from my attempts to patch it without removing the bracket.
New patches welded in, for some reason I could no get a decent pic of these. I think all the shiny metal confused my camera.
I also cut off the nut on the bracket that had a snapped bolt stuck in it and welded in a replacement.
Next up, the rust on the rear of the panel.