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Old 06-19-2020, 11:17 AM   #21
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Nice job! That area will need some attention on my 1993 SW2, but I've slowed down the rot with some POR15. I'm working on the floors this year.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:47 AM   #22
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The passenger side has less rust.



No, I've already had enough fun with mine lol
Looks like mine. Now pop that plastic cover off the sill( there is one under every door) and fill that cavity with some rust proofing oil. I do mine 1x annually and the rust has stopped advancing.....been 5 years now.
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Old 08-30-2020, 11:55 AM   #23
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Looks like I might be in for same repair on my 98 SL1 in the future.
I was wondering how thick the metal should be for trailing control arm patch?
Any tips from people who have done this repair?
I was thinking in the range from 11 ga .120 th in. to 16 ga .060th inch.
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:21 AM   #24
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Looks like I might be in for same repair on my 98 SL1 in the future.
I was wondering how thick the metal should be for trailing control arm patch?
Any tips from people who have done this repair?
I was thinking in the range from 11 ga .120 th in. to 16 ga .060th inch.
The metal I used was not that thick, I think 16 ga. I just went thinner because it was easier to work with & the metal in that area didn't seem to be that thick anyways. My thought was anything has to be stronger than what was left there. What was left of the mounting area was so soft I could just push on it with my fingers & feel it start to bend & since somehow the trailing arm had not broke off yet from driving around on the sucky roads around here, this should hold up fine.

You'd think the trailing arm would put quite a bit of force on that area but I'm guessing that force is mostly horizontal so the metal does not need to be very thick. I could be wrong, I'm not an engineer, don't take my word on it.

Though I went on a 1700 mile road trip with it last month & the patch held up fine.

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Old 09-05-2020, 01:00 PM   #25
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WOW - And I thought that the Vue's were the only ones who suffered from this. I just repaired the rusted out front cradle mounts on my Vue, different approach, may not work for yours

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Old 09-05-2020, 02:38 PM   #26
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Oh my lord, how do you even react to that besides throw your tools -_-
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:00 PM   #27
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V3DT, thank you much for reply. Very helpful.
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Old 09-09-2020, 02:20 PM   #28
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I am literally on a first name basis with the guys at ALRO in Kalamazoo..... I buy all my steel, aluminum and stainless there.....
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:22 AM   #29
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Thought I'd give an update on some of the things I've done since then. Including replacing the oil pan because it rusted through, radiator because the plastic tank on the driver's side cracked, & just randomly wire brushing & painting areas of the frame. Trying to keep what is left of the car from turning into a fossil.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:12 AM   #30
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What paint product are you using? Something like Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer, or POR-15?
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:54 AM   #31
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What paint product are you using? Something like Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer, or POR-15?
Whatever I could find cheap at places like Ollie's, walmart, ace, some Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer, Rust-Oleum black enamel, clear coat, some krylon primer + paint, some ace hardware branded spray paints.





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Old 02-10-2021, 12:44 AM   #32
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My saturn has the exact same issue as yours.
Did you just tack in some nuts to the plate you installed and bolt the trailing arm up like that or?
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Old 02-10-2021, 12:55 AM   #33
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Here is what mine looks like I took a screwdriver and poked around and this whole area was rotten.
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My saturn has the exact same issue as yours.
Did you just tack in some nuts to the plate you installed and bolt the trailing arm up like that or?
More like engulfed the nuts in blobs.. Not pretty but I'm still sure it's stronger than what was left before.
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Thought I was going to attach 2 pictures of my rust repair similar to what V3DT did.


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Nice work!

Mine's not quite as bad in this area, but it's on my list. Next weld repair is to do my floors, which I didn't get to do last year. This will be a spring project. I did the door sills some time ago. Subframe is a bolt-on part.
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Well pulled up the carpet & it was worse than I was thinking


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Here is my progress into patching up that area so far





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