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At Ol' School Garage, we not only understand your passion for custom and classic cars, we share it. Rest assured, entrusting Ol' School Garage to undertake your custom build or restoration you are in good hands.

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More rust repairs...

Leon Betts

Jamie found rust in the outer cowl section of our HJ Monaro project while he was doing body work. Rather than sending the car back to the fab shop he decided to complete the repairs himself. First step was to cut out the rusty metal.

Jamie made a couple of repair patches to replace the rusty metal he cut out.

Jamie fitted the front door before he welded the final patch in to ensure the door gap was correct. Although not seen here, he also trial fitted the stainless steel window trim to make sure it too was going to fit properly.

Once he welded in the patches, Jamie ground the welds down. After he does the body work, no-one will be able to tell that the cowl section has been repaired.

For all of us involved in classic car restoration game, rust is the eternal enemy! So the ability to perform rust repairs is a skill that all members of the Ol' School Garage restoration team need to be proficient. Just to prove the point, here are some photos of a rust repair performed by Jamie, our paint shop manager, on our HJ Monaro project.

Cheers Leon