Rust repair is one of the specialties of Fitzee at Fitzee’s Fabrication. This guy can shape and cut and replace rusted sheet metal like none other. In fact, he’s so good at it that other metal shapers on YouTube talk about his methods while teaching you in their own videos. The guy is good, he makes it simple, and he’s fun to listen to. In this latest video he’s showing just how to repair rust in the firewall of a C10 Chevy square body pickup. The firewall has a seam in it that sometimes rusts out and because of the way it is put together it can be a tricky repair. It’s one of those that make people nervous and doesn’t need to. If you have a little time, some patience, a few simple tools, and a welder you can make this repair and have it last far longer than the factory piece did.
Understanding why parts of cars and trucks rusted out in the past is how the factories keep making improvements that keep it from happening in newer vehicles. Sure, if you live somewhere with salted roads there is no way the rust isn’t going to eventually find its way into a vehicle, but it isn’t the same as it used to be. Follow along as Fitzee gets his metal shaping on and see what you think about making this kind of repair now.