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Old 05-13-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have rusted front door pillars?

Hello everyone,
do any of you have rust on your cars front door pillars (I think thats what you call
them), I'm refering to the area that your door hinges are attached to.
Anyways, both front door pillars are extremely rusted, the driver door pillar is
rotted through, if you push or touch the rust, it just crumbles or goes right through.
anyone have this problem on their 1987-1991 Bonnevilles.
Thanks in advance for any information.
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nope, gotta rust free car, no rust anywhere to be found on my baby *snickers*



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I'm "rust free" too. The plastic fenderwell liners help. Also, periodic spot checking exposed areas for rust is also a good idea. There ain't a whole lot you can do once rust sets in. You can slow it down by scraping and priming the exposed rusted surfaces.
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i'm rust free too
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Other than some rust around the rear-passenger wheel arches, and a bubble on the left quarter panel, I'm almost rust free. Just some inconspicous, unnoticable surface rust in unseen areas.
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I have some rust in the lower part on my B pillar. I also have some rust on the back door at the bottom, in the corner. I had that problem with my 89 bonnie too. i just sanded it out and primerd and painted it. Its a pain in the *** to get in the corners though.
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I hade some major rust on the A pillars.... at the base of them.

I had it (and other spots) repaired last year when the car was painted.
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I see I'm jumping in a bit late here, but I've got some major rust in my passenger side a pillar, right at the base of the windshield. I hate it, but can't afford to do much about it. It'* way beyond sand and prime. I could push it through with my finger, if I wanted to.
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I looked more thoroughly at the door pillars this weekend. Only the bottom of the door
pillars are rusted through. I used a screw driver to push the rust through and remove the rust. On the passenger side the area that has rusted through is about the size of a golf ball. It was a different story on the drivers side. The whole bottom of the pillar
has rusted away , about 3" x 2 1/2 ", I think I will use fiberglass cloth to repair both areas. I checked the frame and although rusted, was still solid.
Will fiberglass cloth be strong enough? Any advise or ideas? I really don't have the funds right now to bring it into a body shop, so it looks like I will have to attempt this myself.
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