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hi all

recently i had the chance of buying a impreza wagon 1998 green auto 2.0 non-turbo....so i took the chance..not bad condition overall,good inside,engine sounds good and only done 97000 miles but it does have the dreeded rust factor mainly on rear end,top of shock towers,arch to wheel bowl,driver rear sill section inner and outer,bit on arch lip,passengers side is also sill area and arch lip but not as bad....today i found the fuel filler pipe is also gone to rusty heaven also...here is a few picture of it,,,but theres more to come when i start getting in it

its a scooby😍

 

thanks nic

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heres a few more pictures,of coarse there are few bushes that need changing on the rear,,,most of the work that needs to be done is on the rear but that how these scooby are

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Always nice to see a scooby getting some TLC,  if you have Facebook? 

Try ray at "automotive repair panels " he has most of the common tin worm replacement sections in stock .

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well,,not as bad as i thought is was goner be.....few piece to be made up and also reinforce the jacking point,,,inside i also so good,light rust in places but spray kurust down it and all is covered nicely but il do another spray worth now its gone off and managed to get a air filter 3d printed air intake adapter(pic to follow)

 

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hi all

any idea how i would tackle this? there is a hole (fist size) top of shock tower nearest to outer body,anyone done these before and how would it do it

thanks for now.......nic

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well,had a good look at it today and im thinking of cut into the shock tower to gain access,weld up the inner section that is no longer there hense why its rust out and come thru,wheel spray has done the damage

or is there another way of done it? oh and its on both sides but driver side baddest of the two.....any advice from members on this,im here and waiting

anyway had more fun re-sealing the roof bar,fairly easy to take out and put in all sealed up now and water tight,used some butyl sealent,,good tacky stuff that dont dry out

roof lining in and ready for finish off,,will leave rest of the plastics off till welding is done

 

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From what I have seen posted before your suggested approach is correct - cut a larger portion away at the panel to get access then repair, weld new panel in place once inner repair is completed - Trying to think who posted pictures of this approach??

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thanks jay762 😀

ive seen others on saloons do the same,cut into the tower to gain a better access to the area that need welding but first to make a brace/steady fixing...its the only way to sort out the rusty area properly and only way forward

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had a problem with rear window wiper motor,seized wiper arm spindle and strip teeth on main gear caused by stuck seized spindle,replaced that with good second hand one and now its fully working,new bushes for the new front arms have arrived,gave it a wash before bad weather came.........just the welding now to do and a fuel filler pipe to get also

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