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    Just bought a pair of rear wheelarches for my car as it's the only thing letting the old girl down (very rusty with paint bubbling underneath) .
    Now i was wondering do i just weld in the new arches over the top of the old ones or cut out the old first then fit the new ones.

    I was going to grind back the old arch and weld the new one ontop of the old one then let the bodyshop do the rest of the work I.E. fill paint etc etc.,is there any problems with doing this ???
    what would you do????
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    The best results are obtained by cutting away the old arch and then refitting the new one with the help of a panel joggler.... Quite a tricky job to do well, but putting a new arch over the old one always results in a clearly seen repair and if the underneath continues to rust then it can push the new panel out

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    i would cut the arch back to good steel then mig weld the new arch in, mig welding will also cause much less distortion in the original panel ergo less P38 used in making good
    It's a ragtop thing, you wouldn't understand
     
     

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