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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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I recently noticed a small rust hole on the inside of the bulkhead. It is located on the left upper side beside the bracket / bolt that retains the windshield. The outside of the bulkhead appears fine. My question is at what point do you repair a bulkhead? I am well aware of a small project turning into a much larger one. I am looking at is the repair worth the time, money, and down time (daily driver) or do I save for a knew bulkhead for a couple of years down the road? I have sprayed the cavity with a rust converter until I figure out my plan.


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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:06 PM
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How did that get missed when you did a full color change?
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:10 PM
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How did that get missed when you did a full color change?
Not sure to be honest. Just noticed the rust colored drip on the white and poked it with a screw driver.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:16 PM
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So the hole wasn't there until you pushed through?

Wonder if water was pooling there and rust just happened. I know most stuff from New Zealand is rust free.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:29 PM
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So the hole wasn't there until you pushed through? Wonder if water was pooling there and rust just happened. I know most stuff from New Zealand is rust free.
That it was I am thinking. I was scraping the rust flakes with a screw driver when it went through. Not really a push. After pulling the truck apart I found the bulkhead to have not been as pristine as I thought. It had previous repairs.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:40 PM
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You have done so much work to that truck I wouldn't let the rust sit. Have it repaired now. Hopefully it isn't much bigger than the hole.

Cut the cancer out.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:42 PM
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You have done so much work to that truck I wouldn't let the rust sit. Have it repaired now. Hopefully it isn't much bigger than the hole. Cut the cancer out.
I think that will be my route once I sell the 109.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 02:04 PM
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Unfortunately to do it right the windscreen has to come out. It is usually just as bad under the seal. In my experience it's rarely just isolated to just one side so check the other side real good if you are going to the trouble of removing windscreen.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 03:07 PM
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And down the slippery repair slope we go....
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Bummer. It is so rarely just one spot...
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