What's your guys thoughts on this rust on bottom windshield frame

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  1. down4thakrown

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    Should Ijust clean it and paint over it? I'm not into cutting it out.. or just abandon the project?? Or just leave it and it's not that bad....

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    thats worse than the 2wd cab i used on my 2 wheel burn build go to post #50 and 51 to see rust repair around window frame and cowl section . i had a few spots of paint peal . but when i got it back from the media blaster it was a whole other story . i had to make a few patches and weld them in .

    now with that said clean the snot out of it . wire wheel / grind / chip . . . get down the the base metal and see what ya got to deal with then plan it out from there .
     
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    Ya I was pretty bummed when I saw it
     
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    I had to weld on doner corners on my 74. All depends on your long term plans.
     
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    Old body shop guys would use lead to fill in spots like that,after cleaning it up good by sandblasting..
    But big holes would likely need some metal welded in first..
    It is becoming a lost art though,not many guys left that know how to do it,and didn't end up dying young from lead exposure and paint fumes,bondo dust..

    Most glass shops here just wire brush spots like those and fill them with fiberglass waterproof bondo like Tiger Hair,or "Metal 2 Metal" filler that has a metallic aluminum base when they find rust damage replacing a windshield or back glass..
     
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    It's repairable, so that's always good.
     
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    Honestly, from the title I expected worse. The lip looks scaley (?) and it might get worse once you hit it with a wire wheel but so far it's all inside the gasket so cosmetics aren't a problem so as long has it's good enough to hold the gasket / glass in place that's ok. Maybe talk to the installer about squirting some sealer all around the glass to keep future moisture out so it doesn't get worse.

    I was expecting pics of rust holes in the exposed part of the windshield post between the glass and door opening.
     
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    I thought it was bad lol
     
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    JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    Nah, just kidding. Anything is repairable. All depends on your skills or how deep your wallet is.
     
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    mine didnt show anything before i pulled the glass and seal and sent it out for blast .
     
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    I don't know, I just look at where you are, AZ and I think, why?
    There's plenty clean ones around why waste your energy on this?
    After dealing with this kind of trucks in the middle east because of the low numbers available there I got to California and refuse to touch rust.
    Plenty of clean tubs.
     
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    Everybody wants $1000+ for a lifted clapped out blazers these days. They become quite trendy here. And this one is in molested and has a straight frame. And it was basically free. I paid 500 for it complete..and already made half my money back and still got a 700r4/241 I can sell.
     
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    fix it, but watch out that is how Greg's started
     
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    What happend to Greg's?
     
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    that is how it started 10 + years ago, to fix some rust on the window frame
     

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