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    Thread: tricky rust and need help

    1. Junior Member Thisguy88's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 05:21 PM #1
      Ok so my mk2 golf has a fairly bad rust spot attacking the front drive strut tower. How do I go Abbott fixing this or is it even worth it. Oh and to top it off its my daily at the moment

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      10-03-2012 05:30 PM #2
      Do you know how to weld?
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      10-03-2012 05:55 PM #3
      Does not sound good. Anything is fixable. I have heard of others cutting the tower out of a junk car and welding it in to the rust car. can you post a pic?
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    4. 10-04-2012 07:38 AM #4
      post up a picture ,

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      10-04-2012 07:48 AM #5
      i'm learning how to weld and let me tel you its not an easy thing to learn. I'm working at monro brake and muffler and welding on exhaust isn't as easy as it looks.....if someone can give me a little instruction on how to make it a little easier i'd appreciate it, its not easy wanting to work on a vw when (A) you don't have one (B) none of your friends work on cars so it's all up to me.

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      10-04-2012 08:48 AM #6
      Yeah idk how to Welds I'll post a pic ton. My cousin its certified but zero equipment

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      10-04-2012 09:45 AM #7
      Welding isn't tough at all - at least quick and dirty MIG welding isn't tough. A quality machine and a few hours of instruction is all ya need for the basics. Your car needs work - perfect time to hit up a local vocational school and take a course. I paid like $125-150 (really cheap) locally to take a basic MIG/TIG course.

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      10-04-2012 11:01 AM #8
      I'd love to but sadly don't haves the time right now.my cousin was a welder in the military and he's good but just no equipment.

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      10-04-2012 12:33 PM #9
      duct tape.
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      10-04-2012 12:48 PM #10
      Rent a welder and buy your cousin beer.

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      10-05-2012 12:20 PM #11
      Now see I didn't think I of that. How much they run

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      10-05-2012 01:18 PM #12
      Home depot
      Like $25 for 4 hours or something

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      10-05-2012 02:07 PM #13
      and watch some videos on youtube.

      weldingtipsand tricks.com

      By far the best how to short videos, and the guy does it for the enjoyment of the profession.
      He explains technique and theory all while you watch the welding.
      It is not all that hard, it takes seat time and patience.
      Clean the surface is key to a proper repair.

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