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Time to work on my welding skills!

For having a relatively rust-free body, the interior got the short end of the stick for sitting outside with leaky windows for too many years (it wasn't me, I just got the car!).

After pulling the seats, center console, and carpet...
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and then the dash...

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Looks like someone previously patched the driver and passenger footwells but either didn't prep them correctly or didn't see what was causing them to rust in the first place....

Driver footwell:

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Passenger footwell:

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Hello outside (closeup of passenger footwell)!

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The only other really bad spot is the rear passenger seat area. That's gonna need to be patched up.

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Wish me luck! I've only done some relatively ugly welds on my lawn tractor a few times with a Harbor Freight welder.
 
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