Below, you can see how the end panel had been replaced and didn't quite line up. As well, the welds had been drilled or broken loose and then not refilled. The entire panel was tacked on with fewer than 6 welds.
Here are some of the many slide-hammer holes that were filled over with filler. This allows moisture to enter from the backside and allows rust to start behind the filler.
The trunk floor was still pushed up against the wheel well, which would mean that somewhere between here and the end panel was shorter than it should be.....somewhere.
The filler was thick enough in places I could use the air chisel to remove it. Like doing sculpture work. Behind this chunk were 5 or 6 slide hammer holes, again only filled by filler.....
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