I read somewhere that the factory went with a lighter gauge sheetmetal on
the later cars. Cost and weight savings were a factor. Unfortunately it
made rust perforation more of a problem.
> Thanks Kelvin, roughly what I was thinking, I shall now
> attack the panel
> with a little more confidence that I am doing it right!
> Shame the new panel is of a lighter grade of metal than the
> old one though,
> they just don't make things like they used to.
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