Tuesday, October 28, 2014

RS Revival: Rear Quarter Repairs

imageImage 006Earlier in the fall, my RS met up with a deer and messed up the front end a bit.  I managed to fix that, but I didn't expect that busted front fender to help with repairs to the rusted-out rear quarter panels.  By cutting pieces out of that fender that follow the wheel arch, it's been making work a little easier as we rebuild the rear end of this 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Coupe.  The hope is to have it repaired and sealed up by November 2nd for the Rallycross event, but time is quickly slipping by!

The drivers side repairs are nearly complete, but the passenger side (which was in much worse shape to begin with) still has a ways to go.  The rust managed to eat part of the wheel well as it's destructive cancer spread.  We'll need more than leftover metal from the wheel arch to patch that portion!

Once things are patched, we'll refinish the surface and seal the snot out of everything.  It may not look pretty for the event, but at least it will be buttoned up!

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