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The next panel requiring some attention was the rear window / deck lid filler panel. This piece had rusted along the lower rear window edge, so the welds in the original were drilled out and the rusty panel removed.
One of the strengthening holes had deteriorated, so a new patch was formed with a Mittler flared die punch and welded in place.
The substructure was cleaned with a wire wheel, roloc discs, and other abrasive tools to remove the rusty scale.