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Old 10-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default rear door sill repair

I've fixed a bunch of these before, but this 96 SL2 was by far the worst. I usually cut the patch panels out of the front sill area(because they NEVER rust), but this one was so far gone I had to get the piece out of rear of a smashed car(my 98 SL2). In fact, I had no intentions of ever putting this particular car back on the road, but the untimely demise of my son's 96 SC1(another story for another day) prompted me into fixing it instead of buying something else.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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Nice job. I just wish i could find one car in the yard without rotted sills so I could fix the 94SW2. Someone in Calif or florida could make some cash by cutting out rear sill and selling them to us northern folk...hint...hint.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: rear door sill repair

As long as the "cancer" is limited to the flat area, the patch can come from the front sill of any S-series Saturn. I had to use a piece from the rear sill of an unrusted car because the rot extended up the curved area at the rear.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:01 PM   #4
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I love trying to explain to some of our customers why their 'plastic' car is rotting out. They think the whole darn thing will be rust-proof forever! LOL
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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Nice! My 16 yo son has taken a liking to welding and we have a 96 SL in need of this repair.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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Very nice. Thanks for posting.

I just put a fiberglass patch over the rusted sills on my 96 SW2. I'm hoping that will keep the water off the metal and save them for a while. It looks like water runs down the door frame and on to the sills.

Your repair is much nicer.
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