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  1. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Does my door idea seem feasible? I would assume they all used the same yellow. and of course, the paint is bound to look a tiny different, fading and such. Still, I could replace the door myself without a shop.
  2. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Hmm, I had a thought What if for that door, I just had them replace the door instead of repairing it. That way, you could be certain the rust wouldn't come back. There's a few yellow doors from cobalt coupes in junkyards nearby that are like 100-200 dollars. I don't know how easy it is for a shop to match the paint to the rest of the car though. And of course, you'd have to transfer the lock cylinder from the old door.
  3. I'm not sure. It depends how fast the 99 mustang is. Just a quick google search didn't bring up too much results. Also, we don't know if his car is the manual or auto.
  4. I'm thinking maybe a supercharged cobalt SS might suit your needs. You can easily get one for less than 5k. I'm not sure how fast his mustang is, but the supercharged ss can do 0-60 in like 6 seconds stock and the quarter mile at like 14.4. If you could find a turbocharged SS, go for it, but I doubt very much you'll find one for 5k. I know my 2006 LS coupe with the 5 speed manual does 0-60 in like 7.5 lol Just for example, if I was doing it this might be a good choice. https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/warwick-2005-cobalt-ss/6779093047.html Obviously this one isn't in too great shape, but you can get one in good shape for around 4k-5k around here
  5. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Now, the car in question is a 2006 chevy cobalt coupe. I'm guessing you need different rockers for the coupe and sedan, right? Theses would fit I'm guessing https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-10-Chevy-Cobalt-Pontiac-G5-Pursuit-2dr-Outer-Rocker-Panel-PAIR/352553975158?epid=1240112766&hash=item5215dabd76:g:LWsAAOSwpDdVK9q-:rk:1:pf:0
  6. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Now I'm not sure how it is in Canada, but here, we have a good amount of technical high schools, they teach the kids everything from automotive to electronics. One of the things they do is a student run business, so kids from electrical will work on power lines and stuff, automotive kids on cars and so on. The reason they charge so little for this stuff is because you're paying them by letting the kids learn. If I had to do this at a actually body shop.....well. Hopefully they can work on my car soon, within a few weeks. In the meantime, I've just been rinsing the areas with clean water after driving.
  7. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Yeah they've done stuff like this before. I'm going to talk around and find out more about their work though. And you're very welcome
  8. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Well, looking at one of the rocker panels more, I've taken two pictures https://drive.google.com/open?id=178GKsxsIVuD0Ip5wAF1eyJM78A36CA7s https://drive.google.com/open?id=17cnrUS3ozVxZSHeZVOfn5n5UYJfaz6ai This is the right passenger rocker at the rear, this part does indeed look rotted. There is no rust further up. I'm hoping that just this part be cut out and replaced, because the rest of the panel looks and feels fine. Also, this is going to be done at that tech school in the future, and they only charge 20 per hour for labor. Any thoughts?
  9. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Okay, sounds good, thanks very much man. Hopefully I'll get it down there soon and everything will be resolved. Keep on rolling, and hopefully we'll all keep learning as time goes on.
  10. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    So I should just keep it clean and avoid driving it in poor conditions. Also, you wouldn't expect the repair to be too difficult? Sorry for all the questions, but this is my first car and I'm clueless about all these things.
  11. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Also, how long does it take for rust like this to spread? I really love this car and I want it to last for a long time, but I won't be able to get it down for work probably for at least a month.
  12. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    From what it looks like, the rust is not deep in the rocker panels. I highly doubt that they would need to be replaced. Say they did need to be replaced. How difficult would you say that would be to do on your own? Not a neat job, but just one that replaces the panels and paints them the same color of the rest of the car.
  13. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    I live in Ashford, CT. I'm 17 and I go to Windham Technical High School.
  14. MatthewPR

    Rust repair estimate

    Hello everybody I'm new here, this is my first time posting, so I apologize in advance if I've screwed something up. I have a little rust damage on my car. I want to know how easy this kind of rust is to repair. The first two links are of the door, just different views. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GvLunh5EuaGr7LiKj2Mm1AdORSA02C5b https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-aW32v-NqfLl7cYTF8Y105uKs59kDITY The next two are different areas. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rWqt-pr-KdNJ4ekOHH42GPvPKzRtMB6j https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R8SEq26WMJUbW9DuNfdyUDYXfTpXICcX Also, I'm hopefully going to have the repair done at a technical high school and I might be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure they don't charge labor, just the price of the materials. Thank you all and I hope to have some good input soon.
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