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Not sure if this should go here or fab.

Anyway my center clearance light is rusty as hell around the base... Since its on top I wasn't to worried. Until we had a good rain. Then every time I accelerated a few drops of water would drop from the lie-o-meters little plastic display.... I figure it has to be coming from this rusty patch.

How would y'all fix this? Ive never done any kind of body work before. I plan on learning to paint eventually so if I do any work on this I figure it might as well be my first project....

I would assume just wire wheel/sand away all the rusted crap metal then put fiberglass over it, but I don't think that will hold the clearance screws well.... Another thought is having to cut out the piece and weld a new piece of metal in there.... Like I said never done any fab work so I need thoughts. The body has a couple good rock dings and paint chips so I might as well Make a whole project out of it.... I will be learning to do everything from welding to fiberglass to paint...

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IMO I would bring it to a body shop and see what they could do for you. It may cost a bit more but it would be done right then. Then if it leaks anymore its on them
 

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Just had my 99 done. Removed cab lights, removed windshield, repaired rust around lights and windshield, repainted roof, installed new windshield. $800.
 

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ya 800 bucks id rather spend on the tools to do the job.... so i can do whatever body work i need again down the road....

anybody
 

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The easiest way to do it is like you are thinking with fiberglass. Pull the light, grind out the rust, treat it.
Now use layers, at least 3 of fiberglass matting and resin. It will hold the light just fine.

The best way is pull the headliner down, cut out all of the rusty metal and weld in a patch.
Then of course fill and paint it. But that is so labor intensive.
 

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1st you need to find out if that is the spot that is the cause for the leak.

If it is.....

CUT out the RUST and weld or Bond in a new piece of METAL
 
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