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Rear quarter panel rust

fireftr

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City, State
strongsville,ohio
Year, Model & Trim Level
'05 Limited 4.6
My '05 has 134k, in very good condition. Recently noticed a paint bubble on the right rear quarter below the fuel filler and wheel well lip, meaning a rust-through issue. Looking inside the wheel well I noticed a metal piece welded to the inner fender. Don't know what purpose this serves and it seems like the rust is trapped between the inner and outer fender. Any suggestions on how to repair this before it gets worse?
 






rockfishhunter

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2004 XLT
I have the same thing on my 04 XLT, it appears that the insulation in the wheel well is holding moisture against the panel. I assume you have not heard from anyone in regard to this? I noticed it last year and thought I got all the rust, but as I said, the insulation must be drawing water. I will tackle this project in the next couple days. Looks like I will need to pull the insulation out and find the water source.
 






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