Originally Posted by Tango
Personally...If I couldn't weld...I think I would probably do as you described ...
cut out the bad part then thoroughly seal and rivet a formed patch over & under the edge. I would use at least 16 gauge, maybe even 14.
Thats basically my dilemma. I dont own a welder, nor am I proficient enough to do a clean patch in that tight area, while standing on a ladder. I can buy a strip long enough to do the whole nose, all of which is starting to show signs of water intrusion/rust.
-Cut out everything out that is rusted badly
-Treat the whole area with Ospho
-Treat and install new steel across the whole lip with seam sealer along the -inside and run a bead of seam sealer all around it
-Primer and paint the outside when I go to paint the upper portion with bus-kote in the coming weeks
-Never worry about rust there again.
If I ever take down the front panel on the inside, I will treat the inside area with rust inhibitor, but that likely wont be until next year when I redo the floor, insulation and interior. I hate doing repairs halfway, but for now it will get me on the road where I need to be.