We're beginning the bodywork on our 1971 Olds project, and we're trying to save all the original steel if possible. This time, we're patching the lower fenders, as these cars - all GM "A" bodies in general - seem to have rusty holes in their fender bottoms. The design allowed them to hold leaves, pine needles, and dirt at the bottom of the fenders, and this debris eventualy rusted them from the inside out. We obtained some patches from YearOne, and today we're cutting out the old and installing the new. We fabricated new supports to replace the rusty backside braces to keep the rust away for good.