Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust

Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust

Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust was actually a bit harder then I had originally planed on. Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust was more about creating some new panels, and getting the edge to match was a beast! However it will be much better then what was there before. When I had bought the beetle I had known that there was some rust spots, but I didn’t realize the person that had “Fixed Up” the car before me was a sculptor in Bondo! The corners that I replaced where just built up with Bondo, and then shaped to the look of the corner. The corners where completely gone, just rusted away, and then large chunks of Bondo came out of the corners of the car.

When you open up places that usually don’t see the light of day, you need to protect the metal under neath it. I sprayed Epoxy on the meat after roughing up or scratching all the metal that I could reach. I laid down a thick layer to again help protect the metal under it from rusting any further. Next I made new pieces and welded them on! Here is the final result of what it looks like with the welds not ground down smooth, but getting close!

 

Corner Fix Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust
Corner Repair VW Fixed VW Corner

Fixing VW Beetle Rear Wheel Well Rust is well worth the time and energy put into it! However you want to make sure you can get to a good welder. Here I welded the new corners in with a Lincoln MIG welder, and a Lincoln TIG Welder. Either one will work, and get the job done. Once you put paint on it, you wont even see where the welds where, and it will be a seamless repair.

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