View Full Version : Door window frame rot repair

10-19-2010, 10:20 PM
89 Montero - D/S window frame rust repair,.. as per the web cam tonight

Problem area located


Area cut out and wire wheeled


patch made up and welded in


putty to smooth any imperfections




elapsed time approx 1HR

10-29-2010, 09:31 PM

Finished product,..

10-29-2010, 10:42 PM
Looks good Jensen. You are quick

10-31-2010, 11:45 AM
took about 1.5 hrs to repair,.. mainly filler setting time

12-14-2010, 02:09 PM
nice post! my window has rotting around the windshild. now that i saw this i think im gunna tackle it! thanks!

12-14-2010, 10:45 PM
looks good nice job:thumbsup:

01-06-2011, 11:18 AM
Nice repair pictures. thank you

01-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Looks good, I've never done body repair. Any tips and suggestions?

01-06-2011, 02:49 PM
What would you like to start on?

01-06-2011, 04:24 PM
just general repairs like what you did. Tricks of the trade i guess. I've got one spot on my roof, just above the gutter. IDK how much experience you have, but I know some like certain products because they've found on their own that these product behave better for small repair as opposed as big repairs. One thing I have come across is when repairing body panels, the bit you weld in should be slightly smaller than the hole its going in. I would have made it the same size. Things kinda like that. Thanks.

01-16-2011, 10:43 AM
Let me guess you need to repair the area where the A piller meets the roof sheet metal,.. Once I get to that point in the Comanche I will see if that part needs to be repaired or replaced and do a quick write up in it. Depending on where the rot is and how much metal I have available to weld to determines how I make a patch panel. If I have the room I bevel the existing metal to make an overlay like I did on the cab corners of the MJ project if I don't have the extra metal to play with I may cut the patch slightly bigger and add a Foch more heat on the welder so when the new patch fuses I have a bit more steel to add to the weld when it melts in. I will try and show you on the MJ as I continue the rebuild on the beast.