I found some rust under the left rear fender wheel well. I know! you are probably as surprised as I am!! (/sarcasm).
There were some signs of rust under the wheel well. I pointed them out in another video. So I decided to investigate. I found a lot of rust.
I’ve watched a bunch of videos where guys fix the rusted body panels and sub-structures. I guess it is my turn. I took a welding class a few months back and this was exactly why I took the class. However, I don’t have the tools I need to do most of these repairs. Not yet, anyway.
I will need:
- A welder ($400 to How much do you want to spend amount of dollars)
Welding hood(already own it) Welding gloves(already own it) Fancy pliers(already own it) Training(already done did it)
- Metal break ($50 to I’ll probably borrow JagGuy’s)
- A bunch of wire wheels to remove rust ($6 to $15+ for the fancy name brand ones)
I’m going to take a couple week break. I need to do some remodeling on the house’s master bathroom (Mrs. Okierover will be happy when I get this done.) I’m going to the Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo (aka MOORE EXPO).
If you are thinking, “when will you get the Big White Bus back out on the backroads?” Well, I don’t know. At this pace…probably in the Fall. Trust me when I say…I really want to get her fixed and reliable again. Funding does matter, so hopefully that won’t be too big a constraint.
There will be more on this rust issue as I get back in the shoppe and start to sort out this mess.
Thanks for reading/watching and Happy Rovering.